Gabriel Sargissian

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Gabriel Sargissian
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Full name Gabriel Eduardi Sargissian
Country  Armenia
Born (1983-09-03) September 3, 1983 (age 32)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2673 (February 2016)
(No. 41 on the January 2016 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2702 (December 2015)

Gabriel Eduardi Sargissian (Armenian: Գաբրիել Էդուարդի Սարգսյան, Gabriel Eduardi Sargsyan; born 3 September 1983) is an Armenian chess player holding the title of Grandmaster (GM) since 2002. He was a member of the gold-medal winning Armenian team at the Chess Olympiads in 2006, 2008 and 2012 and at the World Team Chess Championship in 2011.

Early years[edit]

Sargissian was born in Yerevan on 3 September 1983 and was taught to play chess by his grandfather when he was 6.[1] He won the World Youth Chess Championship (under 14) in 1996 and the European Youth Chess Championship (under 16) in 1998.[2] In the same year he became an International Master.[1]

Career[edit]

Sargissian won the Armenian Chess Championship in 2000 and 2003.[3] He took part in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, but was eliminated in the first round by Sergei Tiviakov.[4] Sargissian was victorious at Reykjavik Open 2006[5] and Dubai 2006.[6] In 2007 he won the Ruy Lopez Festival (Zafra, Spain, March 16–25) finishing with 6.5/7, a point-and-a-half above the rest including in particular super players Ruslan Ponomariov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Ivan Sokolov.[7] In 2009 he came first in the 18th Annual Chicago Open.[8] He qualified for the Chess World Cup 2009 and was knocked out by Li Chao in the first round.[9] In 2014, Sargissian tied for 1st–2nd with Priyadharshan Kannappan in the 23rd Annual Chicago Open.[10] In 2015 he tied for 1st–3rd with P. Harikrishna and Laurent Fressinet at the 2nd PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament in Douglas, Isle of Man.[11]

Team competitions[edit]

Gabriel Sargissian
Medal record
Men's chess
Competitor for  Armenia
Chess Olympiad
Gold medal – first place Turin 2006 Open
Gold medal – first place Dresden 2008 Open
Gold medal – first place Istanbul 2012 Open
Bronze medal – third place Bled 2002 Open
Bronze medal – third place Calvià 2004 Open

Sargissian played for Armenia in the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. He took team bronze medal in 2002 and 2004 and team gold medal in 2006, 2008 and 2012. In the 2008 Chess Olympiad he won the gold medal for his individual performance on board three (+7 −0 =4 with an Elo performance rating of 2869).[12] He was a member of the gold-medal winning Armenian team at the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo 2011.[13] He also played for Armenia in the European Team Chess Championships of 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, winning team silver medal in 2007 and 2015, and individual gold in 2009.[14] Sargissian played for "MIKA Yerevan" in the European Chess Club Cup in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and played for "CA Linex Magic Mérida" (Spain) in the 23rd European Chess Club Cup in Kemer 2007, winning team gold medal.[15]

Awards[edit]

In June 2006 Sargissian was awarded the Khorenatsi medal,[16] in December 2009 the Medal For Services Contributed to the Motherland and in July 2012 the Order of Honor of the Republic of Armenia.[17]

Notable chess games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Friedman, Aviv (2006-12-06). "Players Bios – Group B – Part I – Tata Steel Chess". Tatasteelchess.com. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chess Giants". Chessgiants.am. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  3. ^ "All Champions of Armenia". Armchess.am. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2004-06-21). "The Week in Chess 502: FIDE Championship in Tripoli". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Schach Turnierergebnis Server". Chess-results.com. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  6. ^ "8th Dubai Open July 2006 United Arab Emirates". FIDE. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "III Cerrado Magistral Ruy Lopez 2007". FIDE. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "18th Annual Chicago Open – Open Section July 2009 USA". FIDE. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Crowther, Mark (2009-12-15). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Mini-Site 2009". Chess.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "23rd Annual Chicago Open June 2014 United States of America". FIDE. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "GM Harikrishna wins Isle of Man International on tie-break". Chessdom. 2015-10-13. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Gabriel Sargissian". OlimpBase. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "World Team Ch. – Armenia gold, China silver, Ukraine bronze". ChessBase.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  14. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Gabriel Sargissian". OlimpBase. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  15. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "European Men's Chess Club Cup: Gabriel Sargissian". OlimpBase. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Olympic Champions received government awards". Armchess.am. 2006-06-08. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "High Titles of Olympic Champions". Armchess. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 

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