Varuzhan was the U.S. Junior Champion in 2003, and the winner of the World Open in 2002, 2004, and 2007. He also played for the U.S. in the 2009 World Team Championship and helped them earn the Silver Medal. Varuzhan has played in the last 10 U.S. Championships at the Saint Louis Chess Club. He recently moved to Saint Louis and is regularly in the rotation for the Saint Louis Chess Club’s grandmaster in residence program.