Tigran Gharamian, an International Master, was born in Armenia, but is now a citizen of France. He was born on 24th July, 1984. Gharamian is a rising star whose rating is growing fast; in 2002, his rating was 2200, and now it is 2650.
Gharamian won the Limburg Open in Belgium in May this year and came second in the Paris championship held in July this year, behind grandmaster Sebastian Feller.
He also took the first prize in the Cannes open where he scored 7 out of 9 points, as reported by the Armenian chess federation.