Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Elina Danielian (Элина Даниелян)

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Elina Danielian (16 August 1978) is an Armenian International Master of chess (2003) and Woman Grandmaster (1994).
In 1991, at the age of 13 she become champion of Commonwealth of Independent States under 18. In 1992 she won World Girls Chess Championship under 14 and in 1993 she repeated success in under 16 category. In the same year she took bronze medal in European Girls Championship under 20. In 2001 she won 1st Women European Rapid Champion in Minsk. She played for Armenia in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 and in the World Women's Team Championships of 2007 and 2009. In 2003 Danielian won the European Women's Team Chess Championship. She won Armenian Woman Chess Championship in 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004. In 2009 she came =2nd at Women Grand Prix in Istanbul.
Other results include: =3rd at Kavala 2007; =1st at Stockholm 2008; =3rd at Athens 2008.
On the September 2009 FIDE list, she has an Elo rating of 2489, making her number 17 female player in the world and Armenia's number one.
In 2003 Danielian was awarded the Khorenatsi medal and was named best sportsman of Armenia of 2003.