Chess Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan

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


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Among his own early coaches was the former World Champion, GM Tigran Petrosian, in an odd coincidence, one of GM's students is also named after that great player.

Another former student, GM Levon Aronian, says " was Khachiyan who took me as a third-category player and made me an IM."

Grandmaster Khachiyan's student roster have also included some of the top junior players in US, including 2010 World Youth Champion IM Steven Zierk, 2012 World Youth Champion GM Kayden Troff and multiple US national and state youth chess champions in US.

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