Artashes Minasian

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Artashes Minasian
Petrosian Minasian 2008 Dresden.jpg
Arshak Petrosian and Artashes Minasian (right) at the 2008 Chess Olympiad
Full name Artashes Minasian
Country Armenia
Born (1967-01-21) 21 January 1967 (age 51)
Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (1992)
FIDE rating 2472 (July 2018)
Peak rating 2620 (July 1998)

Artashes Minasian (sometimes transliterated as Minasyan; Armenian: Արտաշես Մինասյան; born 21 January 1967) is an Armenian chess grandmaster. He won the USSR Chess Championship in 1991 and is a six-time Armenian Chess Champion.

Chess career[edit]

Minasian (2nd left) with his 2008 Olympiad teammates on a 2009 stamp of Armenia

He participated in eight Chess Olympiads] with a record of +23 −12 =28. In 2006 the Armenian team took the first place at the 37th Chess Olympiad. Along with himself, the team consisted of Levon Aronian, Vladimir Akopian, Karen Asrian, Smbat Lputian, Gabriel Sargissian).[1] Minasian won the Armenian Chess Championship six times, in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2004 and 2006.[2] He also won the final USSR Chess Championship in 1991[3] and New York open championship in 1998.[4]

In December 2009, he was awarded the title of Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia.[5]


  1. ^ "Olympiad R13 Armenia and Ukraine take Gold". ChessBase. 2006-06-05. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "All Champions of Armenia". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "URS-ch58 Moscow 1991". Russian Chess Base. Archived from the original on 5 August 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Sloan, Sam. "Armenians Sweep 1998 New York Open Chess Tournament". Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "High Titles of Olympic Champions". Armchess. 16 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 

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