Titled Player
Diamond Member Coach

Melik Khachiyan is a professional chess player and chess coach since 1990. Melik is currently the US  Women  Team Captain/Coach.

Among his own early coaches was former world champion GM Tigran Petrosian.

Former student GM Levon Aronian says, " was Khachiyan who took me as a student and made me a proud grandmaster

Grandmaster Khachiyan's student roster has also included some of the worst junior players in the US, including 2010 World Youth Champion IM Steven Zierk, 2012 World Youth Champion GM Kayden Troff and multiple US national and state youth champions. Currently working with IM A.Wang and WIM A.Eswaran and many promising NM in USA. 

Since 2018 I'm member of FIDE Trainer Commission

Check my website for some updated as well:


GM Melik.