Thursday, September 10, 2009

Varuzhan Akobian (Варужан Акопян)

FIDE rating card
Profile at
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Biography at

Varuzhan Akobian (19 November 1983) is an American Grandmaster of chess (2004).
Played for the USA team in the Chess Olympiads of 2006 and 2008 (both bronze medals) and in the Chess World Cup 2007. In 2007 Akobian came =1st in the American Continental Championship in Cali.
Other results include: 1st at Los Angeles 2001; 1st at San Francisco 2002; =1st at Philadelphia 2002; 1st at Pasadena 2002; 1st at Philadelphia 2004; 1st at Alajuela 2005; 1st at Philadelphia 2007; =1st at San Marino 2006; =1st at Manila 2006; 1st at Canberra 2008; =1st at Lubbock 2008; 1st at Chicago 2008; 3rd at Gibraltar 2009.
In the September 2009 FIDE list, Varuzhan Akobian has an Elo rating of 2636, making him USA's number six and California's number one.
In 2007, Akobian was featured in an MTV program "True Life: I'm a Genius".