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Zaven Andriasian
Z Andriasian 

Number of games in database: 1,403
Years covered: 1998 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2606 (2624 rapid, 2644 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2645
Overall record: +329 -128 =468 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 478 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (232) 
    B90 B31 B30 B47 B25
 Giuoco Piano (97) 
    C50 C53 C54
 King's Indian Attack (63) 
    A07 A08
 Caro-Kann (59) 
    B12 B18 B11 B10 B15
 Sicilian Najdorf (58) 
    B90 B96 B98 B95 B92
 French Defense (54) 
    C11 C00 C18 C10 C01
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (222) 
    B90 B51 B92 B50 B97
 Slav (135) 
    D17 D12 D11 D10 D18
 Sicilian Najdorf (114) 
    B90 B92 B97 B91 B95
 English, 1 c4 e5 (51) 
    A25 A28 A20 A29 A27
 King's Indian (38) 
    E67 E90 E94 E81 E98
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A45 D02 A41 D00 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 1-0
   F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 0-1
   Z Andriasian vs M Litwiniec, 2010 1-0
   Z Andriasian vs Nepomniachtchi, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Z Andriasian vs M Rodshtein, 2006 1-0
   Z Andriasian vs A Zontakh, 2009 1-0
   D Andreikin vs Z Andriasian, 2019 0-1
   Z Andriasian vs A Zlatin, 2015 1-0
   Z Andriasian vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Z Andriasian vs R Oganisian, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   World Youth Stars (2007)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   Universiade (2013)
   PRO Chess League KO Stage (2019)
   Asrian Memorial (2019)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   European Championship (2007)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Championship (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   European Championship (2014)

   🏆 1000GM Vegas Super Swiss
   Z Andriasian vs L Jiang (Jun-10-23) 1-0
   A Guo vs Z Andriasian (Jun-09-23) 1/2-1/2
   Z Andriasian vs F Svane (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   V Murzin vs Z Andriasian (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   N Saraci vs Z Andriasian (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz

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(born Mar-11-1989, 34 years old) Armenia

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Zaven Andriasian won the World Junior Championship (2006) at home in Armenia. GM Pentala Harikrishna and GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were 2 of the previous 4 World U-20 Champions to win in their respective home countries. FIDE awarded him the IM title in 2005 and the GM title in 2006. Andriasian won the Armenian Championship in 2016. He is also a FIDE Trainer (2019).

He is the author of "Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian: An Uncompromising Repertoire for Black" (2013) and "The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian: A Guide for White" (scheduled for publication in March 2015).

Wikipedia article: Zaven Andriasian

Last updated: 2022-01-12 18:33:00

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,403  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Andriasian vs D Jojua  0-1591998Wch U10C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. T Krnan vs Z Andriasian  ½-½671998Wch U10B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
3. Karjakin vs Z Andriasian  0-1761998Wch U10B22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Z Andriasian vs A Tukhaev  1-0761998Wch U10E90 King's Indian
5. E Romanov vs Z Andriasian  1-0431998Wch U10B72 Sicilian, Dragon
6. Z Andriasian vs Sengupta  ½-½641998Wch U10D77 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O
7. Z Andriasian vs Li Haoyu  ½-½702001World Championship U12B32 Sicilian
8. Z Andriasian vs Nepomniachtchi ½-½552001World Championship U12C12 French, McCutcheon
9. Z Andriasian vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0672002Rr30-ImediC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
10. E Can vs Z Andriasian  0-1692003European Championship U14B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Z Andriasian vs D Andreikin  ½-½702003European Championship U14B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. M Rodshtein vs Z Andriasian  ½-½702003European Championship U14D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Z Andriasian vs A Bitalzadeh  1-0562003European Championship U14B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. A Chernobay vs Z Andriasian  ½-½302003European Championship U14B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
15. Z Andriasian vs D Berczes  1-0442003European Championship U14B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Carlsen vs Z Andriasian 0-1342003European Championship U14D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Z Andriasian vs M Gaehler  0-1362003World Youth Championship (U14)C18 French, Winawer
18. E Perman vs Z Andriasian  ½-½332003World Youth Championship (U14)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Lintchevski vs Z Andriasian  0-1362003World Youth Championship (U14)B50 Sicilian
20. Z Andriasian vs M Baldauf  1-0492003World Youth Championship (U14)B41 Sicilian, Kan
21. Carlsen vs Z Andriasian 1-0242003World Youth Championship (U14)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Z Andriasian vs F Bindrich  1-0352003World Youth Championship (U14)B20 Sicilian
23. Z Andriasian vs T Banusz  1-0792003World Youth Championship (U14)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. S Zhigalko vs Z Andriasian  1-0702003World Youth Championship (U14)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Z Andriasian vs L Lenic  0-1532004EU-ch U16B27 Sicilian
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Aug-27-07  Anyi: At the Rubinstein Festival here in Poland Andriasian finished second in the GM category tournement:
Aug-27-07  Mameluk: Sorry. He did not.
Oct-11-07  Davolni: I wonder where Zaven Andriasyan is??

How come he is not playing in the youth tournament? does anybody know?

Oct-11-07  adair10: He will be playing in Essent in a couple of days.

Oct-11-07  Davolni: <adair10> wow,
what the hell is going to be doing over there??? ;)

It's not his class, look at the rating differences. I wonder why is he playing in Essent other than Junior tournament....

Oct-11-07  Prugno: The winner of the previous year's World Junior Championship always gets invited to Essent. In the past years Sutovsky, Sadvakasov, Galkin, Acs, Bruzon, Aronian, Mamedyarov and Harikrishna have all played there for this reason.
Oct-12-07  pawnofdoom: I bet Andriasian will be able to pull off a great performance at Essent. He will finally get a chance to play against the top guys. Despite the fact that he is over 130 points lower than the closest guy to him, I think he still has a chance. Van Wely hasn't been in perfect form lately, and Andriasian might have chances of scoring against Pono and Mamedyarov.
Oct-16-07  pawnofdoom: <pawnofdoom> Pretty pointless replying to my own comment, but I have to admit that I was really wrong. Half the tournament (3 rounds) has passed and Zaven has lost all the games so far. Best he can do is 50% and thats pretty impossibly against such a high opposition. Hopefully he won't do has bad as Sokolov did last year (0.5/6)
Oct-18-07  MarryCheckers: He looks like the guy from Lord of the Rings
Oct-18-07  pawnofdoom: That picture doesn't look like anymore. Sure, the black background and shading effect and his face+hair give him this darkish look and it looks like he's wearing some magical robes
Oct-18-07  Resignation Trap: <pawnofdoom> Let's hope that Zaven doesn't have an "oafer" tournament (as in "0 for 4", his current score), I hate to see anybody shut-out. Wearing magical robes for the last two rounds couldn't hurt!

A photo taken right before round one: . And a later one, after having been roughed-up by Pono and a victim of a Shark attack: .

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  tamar: Zaven: "I've got a feeling we're not in Middle Earth anymore."
Oct-19-07  dx9293: Is it just me, or does Andriasian's nightmare in Essent 2007 remind us of another World Junior Champion being sacrificed?...Tal Shaked (1997 World Junior Champion) in Tilburg 1997.

He was virtually never heard from again.

Oct-20-07  hovik2003: <dx9293>
I wouldn't worry about his psychological setbacks after this tournament, Armenians are kind of people who by historical evolution are used to disasters and don't give up so early.

I think Zaven Andriasian will be a great player and you can save my post to read it in next five years. He is amongst few Armenian GMs that are expert in opening phase of the game and he is a natural positional player and by improving on his shortcomings in middlegame calculations and tactics he will be definitely in the list of 50 top GMs.

Nov-25-07  Resignation Trap: Andriasian tanked in Essent, but he has held Onischuk to two draws in the World Cup. How will he do in the rapid tie-breaks?
Nov-25-07  zoren: may the better player win but i think onischuk has more experience
Nov-26-07  notyetagm: Go Zaven!
Nov-26-07  NakoSonorense: What's up with that picture? Looks more like he's from Ukraine...
Nov-26-07  Resignation Trap: <zoren> You are right, Alexander Onischuk 's experience was the decisive factor. Here is a photo during the tie-break, and Andriasian has grown quite a bit of facial hair since Essent: .
Mar-17-08  chessmoron: Pau Gasol-look-a-like.
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  Tabanus: Winner of Kalamaria Open (Greece) 28 Aug. - 1 Sept. 2010:

Nov-17-10  arsen387: GM Andriasian won Russian Cup 2010 Men Section yesterday. He had an excellent performance, winning his two-game matches against higher rated players like Bologan, Sjugirov, Potkin and then Timofeev in the final. Congrats to Zaven, he played some great games there!
Nov-20-10  Vakus: Yeah, great job, he played very well. Expected rating change is +38 for Russian Cup 2010 and +18 for Chigorin Memorial, which makes his liverating ~2645. Here you can watch some of his games
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
Jan-25-16  cro777: Zaven Andriasian is 2016 Armenian champion. He also added new 16 Elo points to come back to “Club 2600+”.

The 76th Armenian Men’s Individual Chess Championship took place from January 12th to January 23rd, 2016, in Armenian capital Yerevan.

Andriasian is also the author of two books:

"The English Attack against the Taimanov Sicilian: A Guide for White" (2015)

and "Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian: An Uncompromising Repertoire for Black" (2013)

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