Tigran Kotanjian

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Tigran Kotanjian
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Tigran Kotanjian, 2013
Full nameTigran Kotanjian
Born (1981-09-01) September 1, 1981 (age 40)
Title Grandmaster (2006)
FIDE   rating 2453 (January 2022)
Peak rating 2580 (July 2009)

Tigran Kotanjian (Armenian : Տիգրան Քոթանջյան; born September 1, 1981) [1] is an Armenian chess grandmaster. [2] He was Armenian Chess Champion in 2014.



Kotanjian won the Dubai Chess Open in 2009 [3] and Karen Asrian Memorial in 2010. In 2011, he tied for 2nd–3rd with Kirill Stupak in the 4th Beirut Open tournament. [4] In the same year he won the 4th Karen Asrian Memorial in Jermuk. [5] He won the 74th Armenian Chess Championship in 2014. [6]

He received his International Master title in 2003 and Grandmaster title in 2006. [7] As of June 2018, he is the No. 22 ranked Armenian player. [8]

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  4. "Beirut 4th International Open Chess Championship 2011". Chess-Results.com. 2011-05-22. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  5. "4th Karen Asrian Memorial". Chessdom.com. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  6. "Tigran Kotanjian wins Armenia's Chess Championship". Aysor.am. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  7. "FIDE Chess Profile: 13300059: Tigran Kotanjian" FIDE
  8. "Federations Ranking – Armenia" Archived 2016-12-26 at the Wayback Machine FIDE