GM Vladimir Akopian will hold a question and answer session with the AUA community and share his analysis of one of his recent games. Come ask the grandmaster your questions about chess, about creativity and calculation, about the future of chess in the computer age, or any other topic. We welcome the opportunity to meet one of Armenia’s legendary champions, and peer into the mind of one of the most accomplished sportsmen in one of the most cerebral of activities – the infinite game of chess.
One of Armenia’s top ranked players, Vladimir Akopian is a 3-time world champion among under-16, under-18, and under-20 year old players. In the 1999 Las Vegas FIDE championship after an amazing run he was stopped only at the finals by Khalifman and became vice champion. Akopian was born in Baku but moved to Yerevan as a child. He learned to play chess at age 5 and is a classical example of a well-spotted and trained talent. He is a graduate of the Botvinnik-Kasparov chess school and attribute the two years he spent there along with his extensive coaching to his successes. As strong as he is as an individual player, his record in team events is possibly even more outstanding. A three-time Olympiad Champion, Akopian has been a leading Armenian national team player for over two decades, and has a racked up a number of accolades representing his country as well as various clubs. He is also an accomplished composer of chess studies, an avid reader, and guitarist.
This event is open to public.
Organizer: College of Science & Engineering
Venue: 308E, Paramaz Avedisian Building
Phone: +374 60 69 40 40