April 21, 1947 – June 27, 2015

Place of Birth: Yerevan, Armenia


1964-1968 Yerevan State University; Philology Department, section of Journalism; journalist

1968-1971 post-graduate school, chair of journalism


1972-June 27, 2015 founder and chief editor of ”Shakhmatayin Hayastan” (“Chess in Armenia”) magazine

1972-June 27, 2015 chess commenter of Public Television of Armenia; chairman of the Committee in Information, Publication and Statistics (CHIPS) of FIDE

1971-June 27, 2015 senior lecturer at the YSU chair of journalism

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

1970-2015 Journalists Union of Armenia

1999-2015 International Journalists Federation


1996 ”Chess Oscar” winner

2002 ”For Loyalty to the Subject” Yerevan Press Club Award

1999 world chess champion among amateur players

Publications: ”Shakhmatayin Hayastan”, ”Azg”, ”Yerekoyan Yerevan”, ”Hayastan”, Public Television of Armenia, Public Radio of Armenia

1988 ”Tigran Petrosyan” book in Russian

1996 “100 victims of Garri Kasparov” in Armenian and English

1999 ”Chess Team of Armenia” book

2000 ”Armenia is the Champion of Europe” book in Russian and English; in total 19 books in Armenian, Russian and English

Hobbies: chess, literature

Languages: Armenian, Russian, French, English

Marital Status: married, has a daughter