Roman Akopov
1983-1988 studied at the Kirov State Institute of Physical Culture.

  • 1975 Took first place in the youth tournament in Baku.
  • 1980 and 1984 Took third place in the championship of Azerbaijan (major league).
  • 1986 Took third place in the USSR Championship (via correspondence) 
  • 1986 Received the title of Master of Sports of the USSR.
  • 1989 won first prize at the international tournament in Plauen.
  • 1990 Took third place in the Armenian championship / first league /.
  • 1997 took first place in the international tournament held in Yerevan.
  • 2000 and 2001 became a vice-champion in the Armenian Rapid Chess Championship.
  • 2015, 2017, 2018 became the champion of Armenian veterans (50+).

Working experience

  • 1986-1988 Worked as a senior coach of the "Labor Reserves" Council of Azerbaijan.
  • 1988- 2002 Worked as a senior coach at Hoktemberyan Chess House.
  • 2002- to present works at the Chess Academy of Armenia.

Coaching results

  • 2004 His students Robert Aghasaryan became the European champion U-10, and Khachatur Yeranyan took 5th place.
  •  2005 Rafael Gabrielyan took 4th place in the European U-10 group.
  • 2006 Robert Aghasaryan became a world champion under 12 years old. 
  • 2007 Karen Grigoryan took 3rd place at the European U-12 Championship, 
  • In 2009 Mikael Mkrchyan took 5th place at the European Championship. 
  • 2016 Rudolf Pashikyan shared 2-8 places in the European Under-8 Championship. 2018 He took 4th place in the European U-10 Championship.


  • 1991 received the title of National Master.
  • 2017 received the title of Honored Coach of Armenia.
  • 2018 became a FIDE coach.



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