Welcome to the official site of GM Akobian

This is the official website of GM Varuzhan Akobian. Here you will find information about his career, achievements, as well as private chess lessons offered by the top rated chess player in California. The site is always updated to provide his latest tournament results. In the ‘Games‘ section, you will be able to see select games that GM Akobian has chosen to share with site visitors. The site will also present upcoming events and tournaments where GM Akobian will be a part of. Thank you for your interest in the site.

Recent Achievements

  • 2014 Castle Grand Prix 4/5 Atlanta, GA – Champion
  • 2014 US Chess Championship 7/11 St. Louis, MO – 2nd Place
  • 2014 UT Dallas Spring FIDE Open 7/9 Dallas, TX – 1st Place
  • 2013 North American Open 6.5/9 Las Vegas , NV – 1st Place
  • 2013 World Team Championship 4/6 Antalya, Turkey – Individual Gold Medal (read more)
  • 2013 World Open 6.5/9 Arlington, VA – Champion (read more)
  • 2013 National Open 5/6 Las Vegas, NV – 1st Place

Upcoming Events

  • Temecula Chess Club Fall Open October 3rd – 5th Temecula, CA (register here)
  • Millionaire Chess Open October  9-13th Las Vegas, NV (read more)

Private Chess Lessons

GM Akobian provides private chess lessons for those interested in improving their skills. Whether you are a beginner or have been playing chess for years, you will benefit from GM Akobian’s world class experience as a chess professional.

Chess Simuls & Lectures

GM Akobian is available for lectures as well as chess simuls for those interested in taking advantage of Mr. Akobian’s expert presentations. Please use the contact form to request information about the lectures or simuls

Lecture at the Saint Louis Chess Club