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Akopian, Vladimir

Born: 1971 AD
Currently alive, at 44 years of age.
Nationality: Armenian
Categories: Chess Player

1971 – Born on the 7th of December in Baku, Azerbaijan.

1986 – He won the World Under-16 Championship at the age of 14 and the World Under-18 Championship at the age of 16.

1991 – He won the World Junior Chess Championship.

1999 – He made his way through to the final of the FIDE (Federation Internationale des Echecs) Knock-Out World Chess Championship.

2004 – He was knocked out in the quarter-finals by the player he had defeated in the semi-finals, Michael Adams.

2005 – He was arrested at Dubai airport having been mistaken for an individual of the same name wanted by Interpol for murder.

2006 – He was one of the contributing players on the Armenian chess team which won gold at the Chess Olympiad ahead of second placed China and third placed USA.

2007 – He has an Elo rating of 2700, making him number twenty in the world and Armenia’s number two player.

       – He won the Gibtelecom Masters in Gibraltar with a score of 7.5/9.