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Happened Today in the Chess World - May 19, 2024


GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan - source:

Today is Grandmaster Hovhannes Gabuzyan's birthday. He was born in Yerevan, Armenia, on May 19, 1995.
Gabuzyan won the Armenian Chess Championship in 2017 and 2021. He also won the U.S. Masters tournament and the Annual North American Open in 2019.

The list of his chess achievements is quite impressive:
2010: Olympic Champion U-16 in the Armenia National team]
2011: Second in Armenia National team at U-16 World Youth Chess Olympiad
2011: Second at European Youth Chess Championship (U-16)
2012: Second at European Youth Chess Championship (U-18)
2012: Second at World Youth Chess Championship U18, Maribor, Slovenia.
2013: Second at European Youth Chess Championship
2013: Third at Karen Asrian Memorial
2014: First at 75th Armenian Ch. 1st League
2014: First at 2014 Grand Europe Cup Golden Sands
2014: First at Varna Open
2015: Champion at Bulgarian Chess Summer 2015, Golden Sands A Tournament
2016: Won the World University Chess Championship
2017: Champion at Armenian National Championship, Highest League
2018: First in UTRGV Chess team at President Cup, Final Four tournament. New-York, US.
2018: Champion at 7th Annual Washington International
2018: First at 2018 U.S. Masters
2018: Winner in UTRGV chess team at Texas Collegiate Superfinals 2018
2018: Champion at Fall Chess Classis B 2018, Saint Louis
2018: Winner at Kings Island Open 2018
2019: Champion at 10th Annual Southwest Class Championship 2019, Dallas TX
2019: Champion in UTRGV Chess Team at Final Four College Chess 2019, President's Cup, New-York
2019: Second at 28th Annual Chicago Open 2019
2019: Second at 2019 National Open, Las-Vegas
2019: Second at 2019 Summer Chess Classic B, Saint-Louis
2019: Second at 14th Poti N.Alexandria Cup
2019: First at 2019 U.S. Masters
2019: Second at 85th Annual Southwest Open
2019: Champion at 29th Annual North American Open, Las-Vegas
2021: Champion at Armenian National Championship, Highest League.

Gabuzyan reached his peak rating in July 2019 with 2633 Elo points.
He is also a content creator and one of the Twitch and YouTube Chessmood channel hosts.

Petrosian (2573) vs. Gabuzyan (2589) - Yerevan ARM 2022
Black to move


38...Qd4+ 39.Kb5 Rb1+ 40.Kc6 Qa4+ 41.Kc7 Qa7+ 0-1

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