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.