Lilit Mkrtchian

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Lilit Mkrtchian
Mkrtchian lilit 20081119 olympiade dresden.jpg
in Dresden, 2008
Born (1982-08-09) 9 August 1982 (age 36)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleInternational Master
Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating2503 (January 2010)

Lilit Mkrtchian (Armenian: Լիլիթ Մկրտչյան; born 9 August 1982 in Yerevan)[1] is an Armenian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM), and four-time Armenian women's chess champion.[2]

In 2002, Mkrtchian won the silver medal in the Women's European Individual Chess Championship in Varna, Bulgaria, scoring 8½/11 points. She participated in the Women's European Team Chess Championship 2003 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, helping Armenia win the gold medal.[3] She took the bronze medal at the 7th European Women's Individual Championship 2006 held in Kuşadası, Turkey, scoring 7½/11 points.[4]

In December 2009, she took tenth position in the list of best sportspeople of Armenia in 2009.[5]

In 2013, she came third at the Women's European Individual Championship.

In the 2015 Women's World Team Chess Championship in Chengdu (China) Mkrtchian won the individual gold medal on the second board.[6]


  1. ^ "Levon Aronian draws, Lilit Mkrtchian loses in European Chess Club Cup". Armenpress. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ "All Women's Champions of Armenia". Armchess. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. ^ OlimpBase 5th Women's European Chess Team Championship, Plovdiv 2003, Armenia
  4. ^ The Week in Chess 598
  5. ^ "Lilit Mkrtchian in the Top 10". Armchess. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  6. ^ Board results FIDE Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015

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