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Czech Republic Slovakia Armenia

November 3, 1978 (age 45) Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR (

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Sergei Movsesian (Armenian: Սերգեյ Մովսիսյան; born 3 November 1978 in Tbilisi) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster who played for the Czech Republic for most of his career. Later he represented Slovakia which offered him citizenship. On December 30, 2010 Movsesian started to represent his ancestral country of Armenia. He was a member of the gold medal-winning Armenian team at the 2011 World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo.


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Movsesian won the Czech Chess Championship in 1998.

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In 1999, Movsesian reached the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas, and lost to Vladimir Akopian 1.5–2.5.

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In 2002 and 2007 he won the Slovak Chess Championship. In 2002 Movsesian also became the European Blitz Chess Champion in Panormo, Crete.

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He won international tournaments in Sarajevo (2002 and 2007); 2007 Czech Coal Carlsbad tournament in Karlovy Vary; Mikhail Chigorin Memorial in Saint Petersburg in 2007; and the Corus B tournament in 2008. At the 2008 European Individual Chess Championship, which was held in Plovdiv, Movsesian won the silver medal. In the 2013 edition of the same event he tied for 1st–8th with Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Romanov, Alexander Beliavsky, Constantin Lupulescu, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Hrant Melkumyan, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexey Dreev and Evgeny Alekseev.

Personal life

Movsesian lives in Czech Republic since 1994.

In 2003 he married WGM Petra Krupkova. He is now married to WGM Júlia Kočetková.

He can speak eight languages.


  • Movsesian, Sergei; Klima, Lukas (2009). Czech Open: Pardubice Phenomenon. Caissa Hungary. ISBN 978-80-86725-08-6. 
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