Armenian-born chess master and star in the world of women's chess.
She burst onto the scene by tying for first in the 2005 Women's Chess Championship.
She has represented the United States in three Chess Olympiads since 2008 and she has won the Goddess Chess Award for her uncompromising play.
When she was born her homeland of Armenia was part of the Soviet Union and now she and her family live in Glendale, California.
She has faced Irina Krush in the U.S. Chess Championship.