Born on June 17th, 1929 in Tiflis (currently Tbilisi). Died on August 13th, 1984 in Moscow. 9th world champion (1963-1969). International Grandmaster since 1952. Honoured Master of Sports of USSR (1960). Candidate of Philosophical Science (1968). Champion of Soviet Georgia (1945). Triple champion of Armenia. 1945 and 1946 junior champion of USSR.
Born on October 15th, 1951 in Yerevan. International Grandmaster since 1971. Honoured Master of Sports of USSR. First international Grandmaster of the Republic of Armenia. Finalist of 12 USSR chess championships. 1989 USSR champion, 1975 championship silver medalist, 1974 and 1983 championship bronze medalist. 1973 and 1982 USSR chess championships first team’s winner. 1970 USSR student champion. 1970 champion of armed forces.
Born on February 14th, 1958 in Yerevan. International Grandmaster since 1984. Quadruple champion of Armenia. 1983 world champion of international youth championship as part of the USSR national team. In 1999 won the European champion title as part of the Armenian national team. Bronze medalist in 1997, 2001, 2005 international championships, 1997 European championship, 1992, 2002, 2004 International Olumpiads; silver medalist in 2007 European championship. In 2007 37th Chess Olympiad Lputian was proclaimed an olimpic winner.
Born on December 16th, 1953 in Yerevan. Inernational Grandmaster since 1984. Candidate of Philosophical Science. Double chess champion of Armenia. Finalist of 1985 USSR championship. 2006, 2008 and 2012 Chess Olympiad champion as part of the Armenian national team. 2011 champion of World Team Championship as part of the Armenian national team. Medalist of 1992 Chess Olympiad as part of the Armenian national team, winner of 1999 European Championship. Tuncha(1987թ, 1-st place),
Born on December 7th, 1971 in Baku. International Grandmaster since 1991. 1999 FIDE world vice-champion. Champion of 1986 World Under-16 Championship. Champion of 1989 World Under-18 Championship. Winner of 1991 World Junior Chess Championship. Double Champion of Armenia.
Born on January 21st, 1967 in Yerevan. International Grandmaster since 1992. Winner of the last USSR Chess Championship (1991). Champion of Transcaucasian region. Sextuple Champion of Armenia. 1990 winner of USSR Junior Championship. As part of the Armenian national team, winner of 1999 European Championship, 1992, 2002 and 2004 Chess Olympiad, 1997, 2001 of world championships, and bronze medalist of 1997 European championship.
Born on November 3rd, 1978 in Tbilisi. International Grandmaster in 1997. 2002 European champion of speed chess. Movsesian lead Czech team at 2000 Chess Olympiad. Winner of 2000 European Cup between clubs as part of the “Bosnia” (Saraevo) team. 2008 European vice-champion. Vichern (1997թ., 1-st place ), Karl Vivari
Born on April 24th, 1980. Died June 9th, 2008. Became first class player at the age of 6, which in the world of chess is considered to be exceptional. He was a silver and double bronze medalist of World Junior Chess Championships. In 1990 in Leningrad at the Junior World Cup qualifying tournament Karen completed a master's norm. Whereas world champions Karpov and Kasparov became master candidates at the ages of 11 and 13 respectively, Karen became a master candidate at the age of 9. In September 1996 his personal rating was 2310, and not 2 years later it reached 2600, meaning he earned 290 points, which was warthy of a Guinness Record.
Born on October 6th, 1982. International Grandmaster since 1999. Champion of 1994 World Under-12 Championship. Champion of 1998 World Under-20 Championship. Champion of 2002 World Under-20 Championship. 2002 Armenian champion. In 2005 Levon won the Chess World Cup. 1998 won the first Junior Olympiad as part of the Armenian national team. Won European championship as part of the Armenian national team (1999); bronze medalist at Chess Olympiad (2004) and World
Born on September 3rd, 1983 in Yerevan. International Grandmaster since 2002. 2000 and 2003 champion of Armenia. Champion of 1996 World Under-14 Championship. Champion of 1998 Europe Under-16 Championship. 1998 won the first Junior Olympiad as part of the Armenian national team. Bronze medalist at 2002 and 2004 Chess Olympiad as part of the Armenian national team, silver medalist at 2007 European Championship.
Born on September 17th, 1984 in Yerevan. International Grandmaster since 2004. Champion of 2004 World Under-20 Championship. 1998 won the first Junior Olympiad as part of the Armenian national team. Champion of 2008 and 2012 Chess Olympiad as part of the Armenian national team. Winnings of international competitions include: Tehran (2002, 1-6 places), Isfahan (2004, 1st place), Beirut (2004, 1st place),
Born June 5th, 1975 in Yerevan. International Grandmaster since 2003. Winner of 1990 USSR School Olympiad as part of the Armenian national team. Nalbandian is one of world champion Vladimir Kramnik’s coaches. Winnings of international competitions include: Protvino (1993, FIDE interzonal tournament, 2-3 places), Yerevan Open (1996, 3-10 places), Tehran (2000, 1-6 places), Dortmund Open (2002, 1st place), Alushta (2003, 1st place).