Melik received his IM title in 1994. In 2001, he moved to the U.S. In 2006, he received his Grandmaster title. His best achievements include playing in the 1996 Olympiad in Yerevan Armenia and the 1997 World Team Championship (for Armenian Team). Melik has been a professional coach since 1990, training even super GM Levon Aronian from 1991-1997. He also coached talented youths in Armenia before he left, including GM T.Petrosian, GM T.Gharamian, GM A.Pashikian,and many others. After moving to the U.S., Melik has played in many prestigious events, including several U.S. Championships. He had his best result in the 2007 U.S. Championship. In 2010, he was invited to coach the U.S. Women’s National Team. Currently, he is well known as a coach on www.chess.com.