Tatev Abrahamyan is a Woman FIDE Master and one of the top-rated U.S. women's chess players.
Varuzhan Akobian is an Armenian-American Grandmaster.
Vladimir Akopian is a leading Armenian chess Grandmaster and Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia. He was under 16, 18 and 20 World Chess Champion and made his way through to the final of the FIDE Knock-Out World Chess Championship, but lost to Alexander Khalifman.
Ashot Anastasian is an Armenian chess Grandmaster and National Women's Team coach.
Siranush Andriasian is an Armenian Woman International Master.
Zaven Andriasian is an Armenian Grandmaster and the 2006 World Junior Chess Champion.
Levon Aronian is a leading Armenian Grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia, twice Olympic Champion, the 2005 World Cup winner, the 2009 World Rapid Chess Champion, the 2010 World Blitz Chess Champion. He is number three chess player in the world (November 2010).
Karen Asrian was an Armenian Grandmaster and Olympic Champion (2006).
Giorgi Bagaturov is a Georgian-Armenian Grandmaster.
Vladimir Bagirov was a Soviet-Latvian-Armenian Grandmaster, chess writer, and trainer. He was Azerbaijan National Coach and was the trainer of future World Champion Garry Kasparov.
Michael Basman is an English International Master of Armenian origin and known for frequently choosing bizarre or rarely played openings.
Elina Danielian is an Armenian chess Grandmaster. In March 2011, she tied for first-second in the 2011 Women's World Chess Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Yuri Dokhoian is a Russian-Armenian Grandmaster, who during a long period of time has been Garry Kasparov's second.
Genrikh Gasparyan was an Armenian International Master and Grandmaster of Chess Composition. He was one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies.
Avetik Grigoryan is an Armenian Grandmaster and member of Olympic Team in 2010.
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Karen A Grigorian was an Armenian International Master, many times Armenian champion. He was one of the strongest blitz players in the world.
Mher Hovhanisian is an Armenian International Master who won the 2009 Belgian Chess Championship.
Garry Kasparov is a Russian Grandmaster of Armenian origin, Honoured Masters of Sports of the USSR, a former World Chess Champion whom many consider the greatest chess player of all time. He became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at the age of 22 and held the official FIDE world title until 1993. He holds records for consecutive tournament victories and Chess Oscars and was the world number-one ranked player for 255 months, by far the most of all-time. In 2007, he was ranked 25th in The Daily Telegraph's list of 100 greatest living geniuses.
Melikset Khachiyan is an Armenian-American Grandmaster and and U.S. National Women's Team coach in 2010.
Natalia Khoudgarian is an Armenian Woman International Master, who is one of the top female chess players in Canada.
Tigran Kotanjian is an Armenian Grandmaster.
Smbat Lputian is an Armenian Grandmaster and Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia. He is the president of the Armenian Chess Academy.
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Hrant Melkumyan is an Armenian Grandmaster who won the silver medal at the 2006 World Youth Chess Championship.
Artashes Minasian is an Armenian Grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia and Olympic Champion in 2006. He is the senior coach of the Armenian youth national team.
Lilit Mkrtchian is a Woman Grandmaster and leading Armenian chess player. She won the silver medal in the European Individual Chess Championships of 2002 and 2009.
Sergei Movsesian is a Slovakian-Armenian Grandmaster. In 1999 he reached quarterfinals of the FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas, but lost to Vladimir Akopian.
Ashot Nadanian is an Armenian International Master, Honoured Coach of the Republic of Armenia and FIDE Trainer, who has coached the national teams of Kuwait and Singapore. He is a noted theoretician and two opening variations bear his name.
Arman Pashikian is an Armenian Grandmaster who in 2005 won the European Youth Rapid Chess Championship. He played for Armenia in the 39th Chess Olympiad.
Arshak Petrosian is an Armenian Grandmaster, National Coach and FIDE Senior Trainer. He is the father-in-law of Hungarian GM Peter Leko.
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Tigran Petrosian was an Armenian Grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He was arguably the hardest player to beat in the history of chess and was was nicknamed "Iron Tigran". He has two opening variations named after him.
Tigran L Petrosian is an Armenian Grandmaster and Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia.
Gabriel Sargissian is an Armenian Grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia and twice Olympic Champion. He is is the winner of the World Youth Championship (under-14) in 1996 and the European Championship (under-16) in 1998.
Alexander Shakarov is a Soviet-Armenian chess player, writer and Garry Kasparov's coach from 1976 to 2005.
Almira Skripchenko is a French Woman Grandmaster of Armenian origin. In 2001, she won the second European Open Women's Chess Championship.
Rafael Vaganian is an Armenian Grandmaster, who has won many international tournaments and been twice world championship candidate. He was the 1989 Soviet Champion and has represented the Soviet Union and then Armenia in the Olympiads and European Team Championships.
Arsen Yegiazarian is an Armenian Grandmaster and former coach of Armenian Men's and Women's National Teams.
Igor Zaitsev is a Russian Grandmaster of Armenian origin, Honoured Coach of USSR and Moscow Champion in 1969. He played in six USSR Chess Championships (1962, 1967, 1968–69, 1969, 1970, 1991). Zaitsev is a noted theoretician and has an opening variation named after him.
Vanik Zakaryan is an Armenian chess player, twice Armenian chess champion. He was Vice-president (1996) and the honorary vice-president (2000) of the World Chess Federation.