Tatev Abrahamyan

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Tatev Abrahamyan
Tatev Abrahamyan 2011.JPG
Abrahamyan in 2011
Full name Tatev Abrahamyan
Country  United States  Armenia
Born (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 26)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Woman Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2304 (November 2012)
Peak rating 2355 (November 2010)

Tatev Abrahamyan (born January 13, 1988 in Yerevan,[1] Armenian SSR, Soviet Union) is one of the youngest top-rated U.S. women's chess players, along with Alisa Melekhina, Sabina Foisor, and Abby Marshall. She tied for first in the 2005 U.S. Women's Chess Championship, but lost the playoff match to Rusudan Goletiani.[2] More recently, she tied for second place in the 2010 US Women's Championship with Anna Zatonskih (IM Irina Krush won the title with a score of 8/9) and took second again in 2011 after drawing with Zatonskih in an "Armageddon" rapid tiebreak game (Zatonskih won the title because as Black, she had draw odds). She has played in several US Women's Championships and has won the Goddess Chess Award for her uncompromising play. Among her notable victories are two against former US Champion Alexander Shabalov.

Abrahamyan has represented USA in three Chess Olympiads since 2008.[3]

She holds the Woman Grandmaster title and has an ELO rating of 2323 FIDE and 2429 on the United States Chess Federation September 2013 ratings lists.

Tatev is an ethnic Armenian. She now lives in Glendale, California, United States.[1] She went to Clark Magnet High School, in La Crescenta. She graduated in 2011 from California State University Long Beach, double majoring in psychology and political science.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chess games of Tatev Abrahamyan". Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Metro Briefing". New York Times. 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  3. ^ Tatev Abrahamyan player statistics from www.olimpbase.org

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