Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sergei Movsesian (Сергей Мовсесян)

FIDE rating card
Profile at
OlimpBase: Men's Chess Olympiads
Interview at (Russian)

Sergei Movsesian (3 November 1978) is a Slovak Grandmaster of chess (1997).
In 1999, he reached quarterfinals of the FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas, but lost to Vladimir Akopian. He also played in the FIDE World Chess Championships of 2000, 2002 and 2004. Movsesian played in the Chess Olympiads of 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2008. In 2002 and 2007 he won the Slovak Chess Championship. In 2002 he became European Blitz Chess Champion.
Other results include: 1st at Hamburg 1997; =2nd at Neum 2002; 1st at Sarajevo 2002; 1st at Sarajevo 2007; 1st at Karlovy Vary 2007; 1st at Saint Petersburg 2007; 2nd at Pardubice 2007; 3rd at Sarajevo 2008; 1st at Wijk aan Zee 2008; =5th at Nanjing 2008; =6th at San Sebastian 2009; =3rd at Wijk aan Zee 2009.
On the September 2009 FIDE list, Sergei Movsesian has an Elo rating of 2711, making him number 26 in the world and Slovakia's number one.
In 2011, he was awarded the Khorenatsi medal.