Krikor MekhitarianWednesday, July 29, 2020
Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian ( born 15 November 1986) is a Brazilian chess grandmaster. He is a two-time Brazilian Chess Champion.
Born to a Brazilian mother and a Lebanese father, both of Armenian descent, he learned to play chess aged seven.
Mekhitarian achieved his Grandmaster title within the space of eight months, securing his first norm at the 26th Brazilian Championships held in 2009, tying for third place with a score of 7.5/11. His second norm came with an eighth-place finish and a 6/9 score in the La Laguna tournament held in April 2010. His final GM norm came in June 2010, with a 9th-place finish in the International Chess Festival Eforie, held in Romania where he scored 8/11. He took part in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament C Group 2013 finishing in 4th place with 8/13.