Ashot Anastasian, Armenian chess grand master, Died at 52


Ashot Anastasian was born on July 10, 1964, and died on December 26, 2016.

He was an Armenian chess Grandmaster.

He won two team bronze medals and one individual gold medal at Chess Olympiads.

Listed in the March 2011 FIDE chart, Ashot Anastasian had an Elo rating of 2556, making him ranked number 14 in Armenia.

He won the Armenian Chess Championship in 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994, and 2005.

Ashot Anastasian received his International Master title in 1988 and Grandmaster title in 1993.

During 1993, Ashot Anastasian placed first in Katowice.

During 2007, tied for first with Bassem Amin in the Abu Dhabi Chess Festival.

During September 2009 FIDE rating list he was ranked 325th in the world among active players.

In 2010, Ashot Anastasian was appointed coach of the Armenian national women’s team.

Ashot Anastasian passed away at 52 years old.