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Ashot Nadanian
Number of games in database: 149
Years covered: 1992 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2317 (2408 rapid, 2430 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +34 -40 =27 (47.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 48 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B20 B43 B23 B25 B46
 King's Indian Attack (11) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D00 A46 A50 D05 D02
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E55 E52 E25
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D85 D90
 French Defense (4) 
    C15 C12 C01
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B40 B45 B30 B20 B83
 Scandinavian (12) 
 Tarrasch Defense (9) 
    D34 D32 D33
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C60 C61 C63
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 A40 D00
 Budapest Gambit (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Nadanian vs Sakaev, 2001 1-0
   Shaobin vs A Nadanian, 2006 0-1
   Bologan vs A Nadanian, 2002 0-1
   A Nadanian vs Duda, 2014 1/2-1/2
   D Gordievsky vs A Nadanian, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Panormo Zonal (1998)
   Malaysian Open (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)
   Aeroflot Open-B (2005)
   European Championship (2014)

   🏆 ch-ARM Rapid
   A Nadanian vs M Petrosyan (Jan-23-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A M Sargsyan vs A Nadanian (Jan-23-20) 0-1, rapid
   S Sargsyan vs A Nadanian (Jan-23-20) 1-0, rapid
   D Paravyan vs A Nadanian (Jul-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   A Mikaelyan vs A Nadanian (Jul-08-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-19-1972, 50 years old) Armenia

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Ashot Sergeyevich Nadanian is an International Master and a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Ashot Nadanian

Last updated: 2022-02-28 09:41:33

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 150  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Nadanian vs Neverov  0-1481992Czestochowa opB25 Sicilian, Closed
2. Kasimdzhanov vs A Nadanian 1-0281993VoskresenskB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. R Kozel vs A Nadanian  1-0661996Polanica Zdroj opC27 Vienna Game
4. Psakhis vs A Nadanian  1-0221996Yerevan OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
5. A Nadanian vs G Borgo  1-0401996Yerevan OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
6. A Nadanian vs Blatny  ½-½761996Yerevan OlympiadA53 Old Indian
7. Shulman vs A Nadanian 1-0281996Yerevan OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
8. A Nadanian vs Pelletier  ½-½241997Cannes op 18thD85 Grunfeld
9. A Nadanian vs Malisauskas  0-1321997Minsk opD85 Grunfeld
10. A Nadanian vs A Kasrashvili  1-0501997Pasanauri opD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Nadanian vs Beshukov  ½-½481997RUS-Cup6D00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I Zakharevich vs A Nadanian  ½-½511997RUS-Cup6A40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Nadanian vs Ponomariov  0-1381997Kiev NIKAA06 Reti Opening
14. Kholmov vs A Nadanian  1-0511997Kiev NIKAB32 Sicilian
15. A Nadanian vs Golubev 0-1671997Kiev NIKAB20 Sicilian
16. A Nadanian vs A Fominyh  0-1601998Zepter opD85 Grunfeld
17. A Nadanian vs Minasian  ½-½581998Panormo ZonalA43 Old Benoni
18. G Sargissian vs A Nadanian  ½-½881998Panormo ZonalB83 Sicilian
19. A Nadanian vs G Giorgadze  0-1431998Panormo ZonalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
20. N Karapanos vs A Nadanian 1-0421998Panormo ZonalA90 Dutch
21. K Kagas vs A Nadanian  0-1431998Panormo ZonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Nadanian vs A Gogolis  1-0491998Panormo ZonalA07 King's Indian Attack
23. E Karadeniz vs A Nadanian  0-1221998Panormo ZonalB01 Scandinavian
24. A Nadanian vs E Dervishi  1-0391998Panormo ZonalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A Anastasian vs A Nadanian  0-1381998Panormo ZonalD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Jul-02-09  BIDMONFA: Ashot Nadanian


Oct-13-09  arnaud1959: This guy is known for his special variation of Grunfeld with white pieces but none of those games are in the database.
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  whiteshark: Ashot Nadanian (September 19, 1972 in Baku) is an Armenian International Master of chess (1997) and FIDE Trainer (2007).

Played in the 32nd Chess Olympiad (1996), in the Zonal Tournament in Panormo (1998), when he came =7th and narrowly failed to qualify for the FIDE World Chess Championship of 1999. In 2000, he played in the 1st European Individual Chess Championship. He came =7th in Armenian Chess Championship of 1999.

Other results include: =1st at Czestochowa 1992; 1st at Tbilisi 1996; =1st at Pasanauri 1997; =4th at New York 1998; =2nd at Moscow 2004; =6th at Kuala Lumpur 2006; =2nd at Tarakan 2008; =3rd at Kuala Lumpur 2008; =6th at Seoul 2008.

In 1998, Nadanian was awarded the title of Honoured Coach of Armenia and in 2007 FIDE Trainer. He is the former coach of the Kuwait National Team (1999–2001). Currently, he is the National coach of Singapore Men's Team (since 2005). His students include Grandmasters Gabriel Sargissian, Varuzhan Akobian and Davit G. Petrosian.

He has made a number of contributions to opening theory, the most notable of which is the <Nadanian Variation of the Grunfeld Defence <1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Na4>>.

Author Tibor Karolyi devoted a chapter of his 2009 book Genius in the Background to Nadanian, calling him "Kasparov's Half-Brother"

Source with further links:

Dec-15-11  Antiochus: [Event "cr"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ashot Nadanian"]
[Black "A Zhagata"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A52"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[EventDate "1991.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Nbd2 Qe7 7. e3 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Be2 d6 10. O-O Bxd2 11. Qxd2 O-O 12. Bg3 Re8 13. Rfe1 b6 14. f4 Ng6 15. Bf3 Rb8 16. Rad1 f5 17. e4 Qf7 18. exf5 Bxf5 19. Bd5 Be6 20. Rxe6 Rxe6 21. f5 Qxf5 22. Rf1 Qg4 23. Qd1 1-0

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  whiteshark: <Antiochus>

Here is an article, <The Soul of the Budapest Gambit> written by Ashot Nadanian:

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Mar-18-13  wordfunph: Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam found an amusing anecdote that IM Ashot Nadanian posted in a blog:

"In 1998 I was playing in the Linares Open tournament. One day I bought some food and among other things there was some canned fish. In the evening, a very young Levon Aronian entered my room. He picked up the tin, and seeing the logo of the manufacturer - a tiny kitten - he asserted - with healthy laughter - that it was food for cats. Although he knew that it was not so, Levon nevertheless made fun of me during the whole tournament. 'Well, have you eaten Whiskas today?' Or: 'The store still has food for cats?' His laughter was contagious and made me laugh along. Six years later my daughter was born. One day I met Levon. 'Congratulations, Ashot! How did you name your little girl?' 'Her name is Kiti.' 'See? I told you it was Whiskas!'"

Source: NIC Magazine 2012 #2

Sep-18-14  NBAFan: Happy birthday Ashot!

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