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|SM Tatev Abrahamyan|
Tatev moved from the Armenia to the L.A area in 2001 at the age offourteen and since then she has become one of America's top womenplayers. She's also happy to slug it out with the boys. She was theyoungest and only female participant in the 2003 U.S. JuniorChampionship. |
Tatev combines an aggressive style with awell-prepared opening repertoire. If you should happen into a line inwhich she is well versed, like the French, she can play well above herrating. Tatev wins most of her games from tactics, but says that she'sproudest of her positional victories.
In her first two triesfor the U.S. women's crown, Tatev came close, finishing second in 2005and tying for third in 2006.
Tatev had a breakthrough event at the 2010 Chicago Open, defeating four-time US Champion Alexander Shabalov and earning her first IM norm. She also had a strong performance at the 2010 US Women's Championship, scoring 7/9 to tie for second with IM Anna Zatonskih.