Person of day   -  3 NOVEMBER 2023



Sergei Movsesian is an Armenian grandmaster who played for the Czech Republic for most of his career. Later he represented Slovakia which offered him citizenship. On December 30, 2010, Movsesian started to represent his ancestral country of Armenia. 

Olympic champion as a member of the Armenian national team (2012). He was a member of the gold medal-winning Armenian team at the 2011 World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo. 

In 1999, Movsesian reached the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas, and lost to Vladimir Akopian 1.5–2.5.

He won international tournaments in Sarajevo (2002 and 2007), 2007 Czech Coal Carlsbad tournament in Karlovy Vary, Mikhail Chigorin Memorial in Saint Petersburg in 2007, and the Corus B tournament in 2008. At the 2008 European Individual Chess Championship, which was held in Plovdiv, Movsesian won the silver medal. In the 2013 edition of the same event he tied for the 1st–8th places with Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Romanov, Alexander Beliavsky, Constantin Lupulescu, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Hrant Melkumyan, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexey Dreev, and Evgeny Alekseev.

He can speak eight languages.