Sergei Movsesian

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Sergei Movsesian
Full name Sergei Movsesian
Country Armenia
Born (1978-11-03) November 3, 1978 (age 36)
Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2655 (October 2015)
(No. 43 in the January 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2751 (January 2009)

Sergei Movsesian (Armenian: Սերգեյ Մովսիսյան; born November 3, 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR) is an Armenian-born chess Grandmaster who played for the Czech Republic for most of his career.[1][2][3] Later he represented Slovakia which offered him citizenship. In 2010 Movsesian announced he would play for his home country of Armenia.[4] He was a member of the gold-medal winning Armenian team at the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo 2011.[5]

In 1999, Movsesian reached the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas, but lost to Vladimir Akopian, 1.5–2.5.[6]

He won international tournaments in Sarajevo (2002 and 2007);[7] 2007 Czech Coal Carlsbad tournament in Karlovy Vary; Mikhail Chigorin Memorial in Saint Petersburg in 2007;[8] and B-tournament of the Corus Chess Tournament in 2008.[9] In 2013 he tied for 1st–8th with Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Romanov, Alexander Beliavsky, Constantin Lupulescu, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Hrant Melkumyan, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexey Dreev and Evgeny Alekseev in the European Individual Chess Championship.[10]

Movsesian is married to Woman Grandmaster Júlia Kočetková.

He speaks eight languages fluently.[11]


  • Movsesian, Sergei; Klima, Lukas (2009). Czech Open: Pardubice Phenomenon. Caissa Hungary. ISBN 978-80-86725-08-6. 


  1. ^ "Chess News - Navara beats Movsisian in CEZ Chess Trophy 2011". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  2. ^ "The chess games of Sergei Movsesian". 1978-11-03. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ "2002 in Review - International Events". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  4. ^ "53rd Torneo di Capodanno in Reggio Emilia - Round Three". Chessdom. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "World Team Ch. – Armenia gold, China silver, Ukraine bronze". 2011-07-27. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Week in Chess 249". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Chess News - Movsesian wins Bosna 2007 in Sarajevo". 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Chess news by ChessVibes". 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Chessdom - Aronian and Carlsen share first at Corus". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  10. ^ Crowther, Mark (2013-05-16). "14th European Individual Championships 2013". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Interview by Ilya Odesskij,

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