Chess Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan

U.S. National Olympiad Chess Team Coach
The Strongest Active Chess Player and Chess Teacher in California

This is the official web site of GM Melik Khachiyan, a professional chess player and chess coach since 1990, in Los Angeles, California, US.

Among his own early coaches was the former World Champion, GM Tigran Petrosian, and among his former students was GM Levon Aronian, who said " was Khachiyan who took me as a third-category player and made me an IM."

Among Grandmaster Khachiyan's student roster of hundreds of highly achieved chess players, we can also find:

  • 2010 World Youth Champion GM Steven Zierk;
  • 2012 World Youth Champion GM Kayden Troff;
  • 2019 Pan-American Junior Champion IM Annie Wang;
  • And multiple US national and state youth chess champions.

Let the journey of your chess improvement begin ☛.

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