Saturday, September 5, 2009

Gabriel Sargissian (Габриел Саркисян)

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Gabriel Sargissian (3 February 1983) is an Armenian Grandmaster of chess (2002).
He is the winner of the World Youth Chess Championship (under-14) in 1996 and the European Championship (under-16) in 1998. Played in the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2002 (team bronze medal), 2004 (team bronze medal), 2006 (team gold medal) and 2008 (team gold medal) and in the FIDE World Chess Championship of 2004. Sargissian won the Armenian Chess Championship in 2000 and 2003. In 2007 and 2009, he became Spain Champion, playing for Linex-Magic Club.
Other results include: =10th at Batumi 2002; 1st at Abu Dhabi 2003; 1st at Reykjavik 2006; =1st at Dubai 2006; 1st at Zafra 2007; =1st at Copenhagen 2007; =10th at Saratov 2007; 4th at Paks 2008; =3rd at Merida 2008; =1st at Chicago 2009; =5th at Antwerp 2009.
On the September 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2678, making him number 54 in the world and Armenia's number three.
In 2006, Sargissian was awarded the Khorenatsi medal. In December 2008, he was named best sportsman of Armenia of 2008 and in 2009, was awarded the title of "Honoured master of sport of the Republic of Armenia".