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  Tigran Petrosian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An ethnic Armenian, Petrosian was born in the village Mulki of Aragatsotn region, Armenia, and lived during his childhood in the city of Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR.
Petrosian is the only player to go through the Interzonal and the Candidates process undefeated on the way to the world championship match.
Petrosian defended his title in 1966, defeating Boris Spassky 12.5–11.5, the first World Champion to win a title match while champion since Alekhine beat Bogoljubov in 1934.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tigran_Petrosian   (556 words)

  
 Chess Champion of the World Tigran Petrosian
Petrosian got acquainted with chess at Tbilisi Pioneers' Palace in the beginning of 1940's.
Petrosian won with the score of 12.5 : 9.5 (+ 5, - 2, = 15) and became the 9-th World Champion in the history of chess.
Petrosian lost with the score of 10.5 : 12.5 (+ 4, - 6, = 13).
www.chessebook.com /history_1.php?chem=pet   (327 words)

  
 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Tigran Petrosian was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Soviet Union on June 17, 1929 and learned the game of chess from his parents when he was 8 years old.
Petrosian won the Moscow championship for the third time in 1968 with 6 wins and 9 draws.
Tigran Petrosian and Vasily Smyslov were the first two Soviets to play in the Lone Pine tournaments.
members.tripod.com /HSK_Chess/petrosian.html   (871 words)

  
 Tigran Petrosian
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian was born in T'bilisi, capital of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, on June 17, 1929, and died in Moscow on August 13, 1984.
Petrosian also became the first player since Alekhine to win a match in defence of the World Champion's title, by beating Boris Spassky in 1966 by the score 12-1/2 to 11-1/2.
Famous for his nichevo attack, Petrosian was an exceptionally difficult man to beat; he probably lost fewer games during his prime than any of the world champions since Capablanca (an assertion which I have not attempted to verify as yet), and won by the most inscrutable of means.
www.tim-thompson.com /petrosian.html   (719 words)

  
 Garry Kasparov: Lessons Given by Petrosian
For this legendary invincibility he was nicknamed “iron Tigran” though due to his peculiar “passive” style his name could be hardly associated with the names of proud chess Olympus conquerors.
Yet Petrosian managed to create perfectly harmonic and energetic positions where beyond the seeming lack of dynamics hid enormous internal power (and the smallest changes were immediately accounted in the general strategy, which was not always clear to his competitor).
Tigran Vartanovich’s depth of style results from his lucid thought and a rare gift of understanding not only global chess problems but also the cobweb of the game tactics and strategy.
www.armeniadiaspora.com /js04/040614lessons.html   (1029 words)

  
 Pakistan Chess Player   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Tigran Petrosian, the 9th World Champion was a smiling, humourous and peaceful man. This year he would have celebrated his 73rd birthday.
Petrosian was known primarily for his art of defence and chess prophylaxis, the chess qualities which are not too much appreciated by chess fans.
Nevertheless, the stereotyped opinion that Petrosian was too cautious, avoided even the slightest risk and did not put his heart in every game he was playing has become so common that it is customary to think of him as the most, let us put it that way, cowardly world champion.
pkchess.bizland.com /chesspress/chesspress10/cpress10_1.html   (2564 words)

  
 Dear Chess Friends
Tigran Petrosian examines the mock-up of the wonderful building and puts the first stone in the foundation.
Tigran Petrosian is awarded his first laurel wreath and pronounced the 9th World Champion.
This picture “Tigran Petrosian” by TASS photographer-reporter Victor Velikzhanin was awarded the Gold Medal in the portrait section at the “Interpress-Photo” international photo competition in Prague in 1970.
www.armchess.am /tpbphototigran.htm   (540 words)

  
 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Tigran Petrosian Memorial Tournament
Tigran Petrosian was a legendary chess champion, an Armenian hero, and a creative genius.
Nearly twenty years after his passing, FIDE has named 2004 in his honor, and the Tigran Petrosian memorial internet tournament held from December 18-23 online is the last in a string of tournaments in 2004 around the world held in his honor.
To Armenians around the world and in Armenia alike, Petrosian symbolized the overcoming of the struggles of a downtrodden nation, a nation which survived Genocide, the horrors of Stalin, and global dispersion to cheer their favorite son toward victory.
www.chessbase.com /newsprint.asp?newsid=2083   (488 words)

  
 Tigran Petrosian - Uncyclopedia
Petrosian was a devoted artist, creating art work that emphasised Russia's struggle for world supremacy.
Tigran Petrosian increased government power over the people, so much so that it was involved in every aspect of his life.
Petrosian is remembered as a communist hardliner, who for the large part made the Soviet Union into what it is today.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Tigran_Petrosian   (411 words)

  
 Tigran Petrosian - Wikiquote
It happened to some of his colleagues - the far more daring Tal, for example - and Petrosian did not want to be just another victim at the hands of Baturinsky, Krogius and the like.
"The depth of Tigran’s approach to chess is the direct consequence of his clear mind and his rare insight into general aspects of chess, into subtleties of chess tactics and strategy.
Petrosian performed a special kind of art in creating harmonious positions that were full of life, where apparent absence of superficial dynamism was compensated by enormous inner energy.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Tigran_Petrosian   (452 words)

  
 The chess games of Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian was born in Georgia in 1929, but soon relocated to Armenia, where his parents had been born.
After losing the championship, Petrosian continued to compete internationally, and he was ranked among the top 20 players in the world until he died of cancer in 1984.
In fact, in addition of being resident of Armenia for several years, Tigran Petrosian was chess champion of his homeland Armenia for 1946, 1947, and 1948.
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessplayer?pid=16149   (1703 words)

  
 Tigran Petrosian - Armeniapedia.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Petrosian allied a superb feeling for positional harmony, with a mastery of Aaron Nimzowitsch's doctrine of prophylaxis, which enabled him often to prevent opponents from undertaking an operation, long before it had even occurred to them.
In 2004, at Petrosian's 75th birth anniversary, the residents of Aparan decided to perpetuate the memory of their compatriot.
The Tigran Petrosian Memorial Internet Tournament, the last in a series of tournaments dedicated to the memory of the 9th World Champion, includes a novel twist on the conventional tournament format customarily seen.
www.armeniapedia.org /index.php?title=Tigran_Petrosian   (535 words)

  
 Petrosian’s Games by Edward Winter
Petrosian the Powerful by Andrew Soltis and Ken Smith (Chess Digest) presented 30 games with entertaining annotations but was poorly structured, having no games at all from the years 1967-1981.
His tournament results were seldom outstanding, and the ‘Petrosian Problem’ had a lengthy airing in the pages of CHESS in 1967-68, with the late Wolfgang Heidenfeld, a formidable debater, leading the prosecution’s case against ‘a king of shreds and patches’.
Petrosian was not indifferent to criticism, even admitting that when a Soviet article on the 1956 Candidates’ event ignored him despite his equal third place, ‘I began seriously wondering whether I shouldn’t give up chess’;.
www.chesshistory.com /winter/extra/petrosian.html   (1017 words)

  
 Iversen Lapp on Chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Tigran Vartanovic Petrosian attained youth master of the USSR and master of Armenia when he was 17 years old.
It was therefore no miracle that the younger Petrosian won the title match in 1963, although he lost 10 pounds.
When the chess professional Petrosian also got overshadowed by younger masters, he choose a climb-down which was possible only in the USSR: The university assistant qualified as university lecturer with an examination concerning mental efforts in chess.
www.brainsturgeon.com /iversen/000701.shtml   (161 words)

  
 NYCHESSKIDS: Tigran Petrosian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Petrosian is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time.
Both of Petrosian's parents died in W.W.II, and he spent much of his youth working to keep his remaining family together.
He consoled himself with chess, but his development was not meteoric as one might expect.
www.nychesskids.com /files/Petrosian.htm   (132 words)

  
 Petrosian 1963 to 1969 - Kings of Chess - Chess History - World Chess Network
Petrosian developed the exchange sacrifice into a much-feared defensive weapon that destroyed the sweet attacking dreams of many a chess virgin.
Petrosian took to chess relatively late, becoming involved in a chess program at about age 13.
Because of Petrosian’s tendency to play draws, most observers have failed to notice that he remained right near the top of world chess, either as a title candidate or as a sitting champion, for nearly three decades.
worldchessnetwork.com /English/chessHistory/salute/kings/petrosian.php   (1533 words)

  
 Bill Wall's Chess Master Profiles - Petrosian (Oct 1, 2005)
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 17, 1929 and learned the game of chess from his parents when he was 8 years old.
At the Stockholm interzonal in 1962 Petrosian shared second place (with Geller) with 8 wins and 14 draws.
In 1966 Petrosian played Boris Spassky and became the first world champion since Steinitz to defeat his challenger to remain world champion.
www.geocities.com /siliconvalley/lab/7378/petrosan.htm   (908 words)

  
 Malcolm Pein on the Tigran Petrosian Armenia vs ROW Match
A fabulous celebration is planned in Moscow in early June to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the birth of the late Armenian world champion Tigran Petrosian.
Mrs Leko's family name is Petrosian and her father Arshak is a GM but they are not related to Tigran Petrosian.
Gelfand attended classes with Petrosian between 1980-83 at Sochi and the Moscow suburbs and recalls how well pupils were looked after.
www.chesscenter.com /twic/malc290504.html   (539 words)

  
 Petrosian 1963 to 1969 - Kings of Chess - Chess History - World Chess Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although Petrosian’s overall record in international tournaments was far from shattering (in some 40 strong international events, he won more second prizes, 15, than firsts, 11), he did do well in three events in the years before Curacao: Beverwijk 1960 (1st-2nd), Copenhagen 1960 (1st) and Zurich 1961 (2nd).
Petrosian’s victory at Curacao 1962 was marred by Fischer’s charges of cheating.
Petrosian’s winning title defense was the first since Alexander Alekhine defeated Efim Bogolyubov in 1934.
www.worldchessnetwork.com /English/chessHistory/salute/kings/petrosian.php   (1533 words)

  
 Tigran Petrosian World chess champion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian was born June 17, 1929 Georgia, USSR and died August 13, 1984 in Moscow.
He would sometimes seem fascinated with returning his pieces to the first row, he would move a strong and active piece to the corner of the board, he would play four consecutive moves which seemed to do nothing bit swap his knights' position, he brought prophylaxis to an entirely new level.
Although Petrosian's chess strategy was sometimes under-appreciated in his own time, his games are now widely studied.
www.chess-strategy-online.com /books/Tigran-Petrosian   (278 words)

  
 ::: Star Weekend Magazine :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
One modern player whose play had a truly mystic quality was Tigran Petrosian (world champion 1963-69).
Petrosian had a style not easy to describe.
Second, Petrosian came under the shadow of Bobby Fischer who was playing marvellous chess in the sixties.
www.thedailystar.net /magazine/2004/09/03/time.htm   (332 words)

  
 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Boris Spassky (1966)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Petrosian is a master of chess judo: inviting his opponet forward until he topples!
Petrosian with a double sacrifice of the exchange makes Spaasky's play look childish.
Petrosian is always considered one of the ultimate positional chess players but I have played over many of his games which end with original combinations, including against Fischer!
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessgame?gid=1106725   (695 words)

  
 Association of Chess Professionals | ACP News
In it, you claim that your public statements concerning the Tigran Petrosian Memorial were constantly made on behalf of the Georgian Chess Federation and not FIDE.
We believe that the organizers of the Tigran Petrosian Memorial did not intend anything but the development of chess in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The greeting letter to the participants of the tournament, officially sent by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on February 27th, was clearly meant to support and congratulate the efforts of the organizers.
www.chess-players.org /eng/news/viewarticle.html?id=93   (461 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Tigran Petrosian: Master of Defence ; Petrosian's Best Games of Chess 1946-63 (Batsford Chess Books ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Anyway, this book on Petrosian is such a joy to go through and study, that I cannot believe it is out of print and relatively unknown.
Petrosian was never exactly the absolute best player in the world he was the toughest to beat, with the deepest strategic mind.
Petrosian had never shied away from unpopular moves; his basic approach being to do what the position requires, in the simplest way possible.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0713469005?v=glance   (1064 words)

  
 Tactical Endings
All of the other games had concluded in victories for the former champion, and so he was seated in a chair across from Steve for the remainder of their game.
He was rather surprised when Petrosian insisted on playing it out, and after several attempts at winning, the former champ gave up and knocked over the pieces in disgust.
Steve, who had always been a great admirer of Petrosian's up to that point, was disappointed, not only in his behavior but in his both failing to win the game and in failing to recognize the draw.
www.kenilworthchessclub.org /articles/ending/tactical-endings.htm   (279 words)

  
 Armenia Diaspora Conference Official Site
Petrosian took the second spot on better progressive score than China's Zhao Jun who had to be content with the third slot.
Petrosian turned down a draw offer on the 23rd turn with the fl pieces in a Tarrasch defence to sacrifice a rook and win with a powerful king side attack.
Petrosian blamed white's 15th move, a pawn blunder, as the key moment after which white had less than 30% to make the draw.
www.armeniadiaspora.com /sports/chess   (10730 words)

  
 Chess House, Petrosian the Powerful   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
But at the same time, Petrosian was the most unpopular of world champions.
That as hugely successful and creative champion as Petrosian could be considered boring is a paradox - but it is the paradox that lies at the heart of modern professional chess.
Simply put, Petrosian played chess as a sport: His goal was to win.
www.chesshouse.com /chess/4384.htm   (251 words)

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