Smbat Lputian

Smbat Lputian (14 February 1958 in Yerevan) is an Armenian Grandmaster of chess (1984).
In 2006, he won the Chess Olympiad in Turin, playing 4th board on the Armenian team. Also played in the Chess Olympiads of 1992 (team bronze medal), 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 (team bronze medal), 2004 (team bronze medal), and in the World Men's Team Championships of 1993, 1997 (team bronze medal), 2001 (team bronze medal), and 2005 (team bronze medal). Participated in the FIDE World Chess Championships of 2000, 2002 and 2004. In 2004, he played in "Armenia vs. the Rest of the World" match, representing the Armenian team. Lputian won the Armenian Chess Championship in 1978, 1980 and 1998.
Other results include: 1st at Berlin 1982; =1st at Athens 1983; =1st at Irkutsk 1983; 1st at Sarajevo 1985; 1st at Irkutsk 1986; =1st at Hastings 1986-87; =4th at Sochi 1987; 1st at Dortmund 1988; 2nd at New York 1998.
On the September 2010 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2574, making him number 335 in the world and Armenia's number 11.
Lputian is the founder and president of the Chess Academy of Armenia and vice president of the Armenian Chess Federation. He was awarded the Khorenatsi medal in 2006 and Petrosian Medal (by FIDE) in 2009. In the same year he was awarded the title of "Honoured master of sport of the Republic of Armenia".