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Robert Hovhannisyan

Robert Hovhannisyan
Robert Hovhannisyan, 2013
Born (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 33)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2010)
FIDE rating2619 (July 2024)
Peak rating2650 (August 2019)

Robert Ararati Hovhannisyan (Armenian: Ռոբերտ Արարատի Հովհաննիսյան; born 23 March 1991) is an Armenian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2010.[1]

In January 2011, Hovhannisyan won the 71st Armenian Chess Championship.[2] In July he was a member of the gold-medal winning Armenian team at the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo.[3] The following month, Hovhannisyan tied for first place with Dariusz Świercz in the World Junior Chess Championship in Chennai, placing second on tiebreak.[4][5] In November, he played again on the Armenian team in the European Team Chess Championship, in which his team finished fourth. In January 2012, Hovhannisyan took second place in the Armenian championship.[6] In 2013 he won the 6th Karen Asrian Memorial in Jermuk.[7][8]

In 2015 Hovhannisyan tied for first with Alexei Shirov in the 5th Riga Technical University Open in Riga, finishing second on tiebreak.[9] Hovhannisyan won this tournament three years later.[10]


  1. ^ Titles approved at the 2nd Quarter Presidential Board 2010, FIDE
  2. ^ GM Robert Hovhannisyan is the new Armenian champion, FIDE
  3. ^ Mketchyan, Gayane (2011-07-29). "Chess Powerhouse: Armenia grandmasters savor World Team Championship title". ArmeniaNow. Archived from the original on 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  4. ^ K Muralimohan (2011-08-15). "Swiercz Dariusz and Cori T Deysi are World Junior Champions". FIDE. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  5. ^ "World Junior: Swiercz and Cori take Gold in Chennai". Chess News. ChessBase. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  6. ^ "72nd ARM Championship. The Highest League". 2012-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  7. ^ "GM Robert Hovhannisyan wins Karen Asrian Memorial 2013". Chessdom. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  8. ^ "6th K. Asrian Memorial". Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  9. ^ "GM Alexei Shirov clinches the title in 5th Riga Technical University Open". Chessdom. 2015-08-19. Archived from the original on 2018-08-22. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Hovhannisyan wins Riga Open 2018". Chessdom. 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
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