Tigran Petrosian

1929 - 1984

Tigran Petrosian

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (Armenian: Տիգրան Պետրոսյան; Russian: Тигран Вартанович Петросян; June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" due to his almost impenetrable defensive playing style, which emphasized safety above all else. Petrosian is credited with popularizing chess in Armenia.Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tigran Petrosian has received more than 412,163 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Tigran Petrosian ranks 8 out of 256Before him are Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, and Mikhail Tal. After him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, François-André Danican Philidor, and Adolf Anderssen.

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Among people born in 1929, Tigran Petrosian ranks 25Before him are Michael Ende, Irene Papas, Chet Baker, Oriana Fallaci, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Max von Sydow. After him are Sándor Kocsis, Yayoi Kusama, Murray Gell-Mann, Hafizullah Amin, Djalma Santos, and Imelda Marcos. Among people deceased in 1984, Tigran Petrosian ranks 14Before him are Mikhail Sholokhov, Ed Gein, Ray Kroc, Marvin Gaye, Martin Niemöller, and Truman Capote. After him are Julio Cortázar, Alfred Kastler, Anna Anderson, Pyotr Kapitsa, Martin Ryle, and Mohamed Naguib.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Tigran Petrosian ranks 8 out of 202Before him are Darius the Great (-550), Aram Khachaturian (1903), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), and Tamar of Georgia (1166). After him are Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Niko Pirosmani (1862), David IV of Georgia (1073), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), Sergei Parajanov (1924), and Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Georgia

Among chess players born in Georgia, Tigran Petrosian ranks 1After him are Nona Gaprindashvili (1941), Genrikh Kasparyan (1910), Maia Chiburdanidze (1961), Nana Alexandria (1949), Nana Ioseliani (1962), Zurab Azmaiparashvili (1960), Sergei Movsesian (1978), and Nana Dzagnidze (1987).

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