Tigran Gharamian is a Chess Grandmaster from France who currently holds Elo ratings from FIDE above 2600, making him one of the best French Chess players of all time.
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Full Name: Tigran Gharamian
Born: July 24, 1984
Place of birth: Yerevan, Armenia
Country: Armenia; France
World ranking: 210
Tigran Gharamian was born on July 24, 1984, and he is an Armenian-French Grandmaster in chess. Tigran Gharamian has an estimated net worth of $5.00 million, which he obtained as a chess player. Apart from just being widely regarded as the French Chess Player, he is acknowledged as one of the greatest chess players of all time. Tigran Gharamian’s net worth and primary source of income stem from his prowess as an Armenian chess player.
Tigran began his career as a chess player in his early years after finishing his official studies. Gharamian is presently unmarried nor engaged in a relationship. We don’t know anything about his prior relationships or past engagements. He has no offspring, according to the available records. The Armenian Grand Master had a stellar result at the Biel Festival quick chess event. He received 7 points out of a possible 9 and finished second to seventh out of 117 competitors. The Armenian Chess Federation informed Armenpress of this. Gharamian finished fifth in a tie-break.
The Armenian Grand Master finished the Championship barely 1⁄2 a notch behind the champion, Grand Master Harikrishna Pentala of India. Tigran Gharamian got six points out of Six and shared joint first and second position with Grandmaster Smeets Jan of the Netherlands in the Chess960 Championship conducted as part of the festival in Biel, Switzerland. Gharamian finished second in a tie-break. In 2018, he emerged victorious in the French Chess Tournament.
In 2010, he clinched the Limburg Open and came second after Grandmaster Feller Sebastien in the 2010 Paris Tournament. That same year, in the Cappelle-La-Grande International Tournament, he shared the first position and on tiebreak, he ranked fourth after scoring 7 points out of the possible 9, earning him a top Peak Rating of 2715. Gharamian came second after a tiebreak in 2015 to Bauer Christian in the French Tournament.
In 1999 & 2000, Gharamian represented Armenia during the Chess Olympiads. In 2007, he clinched first place at Fourmies and also Charleroi. In the 24th edition of the Open Pierre and Vacances, Gharamian shared first to the third position with Malakhatko Vadim and Sengupta Deep. Progressively, in 2011, he emerged victorious in the Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy tournament and shared the second to the fourth slot with Kovchan Alexander, Grachev Boris, and Brkic Ante during the Open Master Championship at Biel. Additionally, in 2012, he shared the first-fifth position with Harikrishna Pentala, Negi Parimarjan, Sanikidze Tornike, and Kravtsin Martyn during the Cappelle-La-Grande Tournament.
In 2017 at the Tourneoi International Pays de Charleroi there were 240 participants with three simultaneous tournaments: A – those above a rating of 1900, B – those between 1500 to 2000 rating, and C – those below 2000 rating. The A division group was fascinating. By a wide margin, one player was the overwhelming favorite to clinch the tournament-Tigran Gharamian, the Armenian-French grandmaster. Tigran’s current rating is 2616, although his level is significantly higher.
His highest rating was 2676 in 2011, and he has an incredible quantity of experience from his time as Aronian Levon’s second. He had planned to compete in the competition with his Armenian compatriot Zaven Andriasian, but the latter was unable to go due to visa complications. It implied that Tigran was going to be alone at the event, which turned out fantastically brilliantly for him in respect of the outcome for which he emerged victorious.
He attained victory in 2018 at the French Chess Tournament and came second overall at the FIDE Grand Event in 2010 progressing to the Candidates Tournament for the World Championship meant to kick start in 2012. In that year, he was the runner-up at Bazna and shared the spot with Boris Gelfand upon beating him when they competed in the two individual games but Carlsen emerged victorious in the event. In the World Blitz Championship held that year, Gharamian finished second. Gharamian Tigran has played a total of 735 games; 283 wins, 357 draws, and 95 losses which result in a winning score of 62.79 percent.
Notable tournaments he competed in include;
French Championship (2015), London Chess Classic Open (2013), 28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012), French Championship (2014), Corsica Masters (2012), Corsica Masters (2016), Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014), Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009), European Club Cup (2008), 29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013), Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2009), London Chess Classic Open (2015), Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016), Batumi Open (2001), European Championship (2011) and 2nd Cappelle Rapid cup.
Gharamian Tigran’s most recent tournaments include; TCh-FRA Top 16 Haute- 2022, TCh-FRA Top 16 GpB- 2022,2nd Cappelle Rapid- 2020, 18th and Nancy Rapid Final-2020.
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