Southern California Chess Federation


2003 State Championship


The 2003 State Championship, held at The Chess Center in Costa Mesa, July 18-20 and 26-27, ended in a tie at 7-2 between IM Andranik Matikozyan and Levon Altounian. Next with 5-3 were defending champion IM Melikset Khachiyan and first-time competitor Alexandre Kretchetov.

All games from the tournament, in PGN format, are now available for download here.


  Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9
1 Armen Ambartsoumian B 9 W 8 B 7 W 6 B 5 W 4 B 3 W 2 W 10
  2505 12561114 0 1 1 0
2 IM Melikset Khachiyan B 8 W 7 B 6 W 5 B 4 W 3 W 10 B 1 W 9
  2513 12827326 0 1 1 1 1 0
3 Ilia V Serpik B 7 W 6 B 5 W 4 W 10 B 2 W 1 B 9 W 8
  2226 12602181 0 0 0 0
4 Alexandre Kretchetov B 6 W 5 W 10 B 3 W 2 B 1 W 9 B 8 W 7
  2386 12833623 1 1 0 1
5 Michael Casella W 10 B 4 W 3 B 2 W 1 B 9 W 8 B 7 W 6
  2342 12440626 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 IM Jack Peters W 4 B 3 W 2 B 1 W 9 B 8 W 7 B 10 B 5
  2517 10011876 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 IM Cyrus Lakdawala W 3 B 2 W 1 B 9 W 8 B 10 B 6 W 5 B 4
  2535 11486738 0 1 0 1 0 0
8 Levon Altounian W 2 B 1 W 9 B 10 B 7 W 6 B 5 W 4 B 3
  2524 12625289 1 1 1 1 1
9 IM Andranik Matikozyan W 1 B 10 B 8 W 7 B 6 W 5 B 4 W 3 B 2
  2494 12740524 1 1 1 1 1
10 Gregg H Small B 5 W 9 B 4 W 8 B 3 W 7 B 2 W 6 B 1
  2256 10228972 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1


# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 Levon Altounian 2524 W4 D5 D2 W7 D6 W9 W8 D3 W10 7
2 IM Andranik Matikozyan 2494 D5 W7 D1 D6 W9 W8 D3 W10 W4 7
3 Alexandre Kretchetov 2386 W9 W8 D7 D10 D4 L5 D2 D1 W6 5
4 IM Melikset Khachiyan 2513 L1 W6 W9 D8 D3 W10 W7 D5 L2 5
5 Armen Ambartsoumian 2505 D2 D1 L6 D9 W8 W3 D10 D4 L7 4
6 IM Cyrus Lakdawala 2535 D10 L4 W5 D2 D1 L7 W9 L8 L3 3
7 Gregg H Small 2256 L8 L2 D3 L1 W10 W6 L4 L9 W5 3
8 Michael Casella 2342 W7 L3 D10 D4 L5 L2 L1 W6 L9 3
9 IM Jack Peters 2517 L3 D10 L4 D5 L2 L1 L6 W7 W8 3
10 Ilia V Serpik 2226 D6 D9 D8 D3 L7 L4 D5 L2 L1 2