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How many Armenian Grandmasters do you know personally? Who is your favorite?

P.S. Of course after Avetik Grigoryan :)

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Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 week ago

Rafael Vaganian, and the Iron Tigran are my favorites

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Too much classic :)
and what about nowadays grandmasters?
Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 week ago

Akopian & Aronian are great
Hunan Rostomyan

Hunan Rostomyan 1 week ago

I missed Avetik's visit to US, so I've actually never met a GM in person. Would be amazing to meet Aronian; he seems like a very nice person.

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You will ;)
Abhi yadav

Abhi yadav 1 week ago

I love Levon Aronian and his attitude. 

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Have you ever met him?
Abhi yadav

Abhi yadav 1 week ago

I never met any GM in my life. You know I am different kind of person. I like to meet when the other person will remember me. I do not know why people like to show off. My friends told me all time like hey I have pic with Vishy and bla bla bla. I ask them that's wonderful but he will remember you? Then they become quiet. For me I wanna do something then meet gms so atleast they will remember me. For example see coach avetik. I will be happy to meet him in rl and take selfies and I will say to all like see this is my mentor and and he is GM.

I am like nothing right now so first of all I have to work so I can improve my skills and then play with gms or meet them for work or study or playing events and then meetings and selfies.  I also believe in simplicity. I live for chess and chess is everything for me. 

Note: It's just my opinions. I am not trying to insult those who are interested in taking selfies or autographs from GMs. For me, .  I respect everyone's choices. But for me it's nothing without success.

Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 week ago

I have met Avetik (My favorite of course) 

Hrant Melkumyan

Varuzhan Akobian

Manuel Petrosyan

Aram Hakobyan

All of these GM's are amazing people and I feel lucky to have met each one.

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Ok, choose the one of them, except Avetik :)
Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 week ago

It is so hard to choose one of them because they are all great people. I was in St Louis with all of them at the same time, however Hrant and Manuel went to dinner with our group a couple times, so I got to know more of them while there. 
WIM_Susanna Gaboyan

WIM_Susanna Gaboyan 1 week ago

Hrant is the funniest :D 
Sarathi Ray

Sarathi Ray 5 days ago

I heard Hrant once live stream on lichess.  The banter, the trashing of FIDE, chess.com, etc. was hsyterical.  And all while blitzing against other GM's; very impressive, entertaining, and instructional!
WIM_Susanna Gaboyan

WIM_Susanna Gaboyan 1 week ago

We know all of them :D my favorite since childhood is Levon Aronian. They're all very nice people. I guess I have a good relationship with all of them :D
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Wow, really? :D
Marc Segovia

Marc Segovia 1 week ago

Akobian

Aronian

3 Petrosian (Tigran, Tigran L., Manuel)

Vaganian

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Tom Lancia

Tom Lancia 5 days ago

I have never met an Armenian Grandmaster.
Tom Lancia

Tom Lancia 5 days ago

But GM Hov looks like a sorcerer assassin. ????????

GM Avetik looks like a cool dude.

hahaha you made my day :D
Sergio Carrera

Sergio Carrera 5 days ago

I have only shaken hands with one GM in my life, and he was Eduardo Iturrizaga, a strong GM from Venezuela 
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Martin Machata

Martin Machata 3 days ago

I do know one as well, gm Sergej Movsesian, but he is a chess cosmopolitan, played also for my land (Slovakia) couple of years. Very nice guy indeed, polite, intelligent and speaking a lot of laguages fluently. Just, I have not heard about him much recently. Does he live in Armenia nowadays?
No, as I know
I think that GM Movsesian is currently living in Prague. I have met him several times and I have to agree that he's a really amazing person. If I'm not mistaken, he is now doing something for the Czech chess association.