Sergei Movsesian is a Chess Grandmaster from Armenia with Elo ratings exceeding 2500 from FIDE, making him one of the best Armenian chess players of all time.
Name: Sergei Movsesian
Title: Grandmaster (1997)
International Master (1995)
Place of birth: Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Born: November 3, 1978
World ranking: 157
Peak rating: 2751 (January 2009)
Most Frequently Played Openings
With the White pieces
- Sicilian Defense
- French Defense
- Ruy Lopez
With the Black pieces
- Sicilian Defense
- Slav Defense
- Sicilian Taimanov
Sergei Movsesian is an Armenian chess Grandmaster born on November 3, 1978, in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, the Soviet Union. Movsesian was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 1997. As of August 2022, Movsesian’s FIDE rating was 2619 while his Peak rating was 2751 as of January 2009 Movsesian was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and has lived in the Czech Republic since 1994. Movsesian is currently in a relationship with Women Grand Master Jlia Koetková. Movsesian is fluent in eight languages.
Movsesian won the Czech Chess Tournament in 1998. In 1999, Movsesian advanced to the knockout stage of the FIDE World Chess Tournament in Las Vegas, where he was defeated by Vladimir Akopian by a score of 1.5-2.5. Movsesian also participated in the FIDE World Championships three times (2000, 2002, and 2004).
Furthermore, Movsesian won the 2002 and 2007 international tournaments held in Sarajevo, Bosnia, both outright, a strong closed Grandmaster tournament at the time. Triumphed in the 2007 Czech Coal Carlsbad Jubilee tournament in Karlovy Vary jointly with Ruslan Ponomariov.
In addition, Movsesian also won the Mikhail Chigorin Memorial in Saint Petersburg in 2007 and the Wijk aan Zee Corus B tournament in 2008, finishing a comprehensive point ahead of Nigel Short and Movsesian completed in a shared spot for a second-10th place at the European Individual Chess Tournament in Plovdiv in 2008. Movsesian took the silver medal after winning the semifinals.
Movsesian won the Slovak Chess Tournament in 2002 and 2007.
Movsesian also won the European blitz chess championship in Panormo, Crete, in 2002.
Movsesian was a member of the Armenian squad that won bronze at the 2015 World Team Championship in Tsaghkadzor.
Movsesian was a participant of the Armenian team that won gold at the 2011 World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo.
Movsesian vs Adams, 2009 1-0
Movsesian vs M Panarin, 2010 1-0
S K Bru vs Movsesian, 2001 0-1
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