Tigran Petrosian

1929 - 1984

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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (Russian: Тигран Вартанович Петросян; Armenian: Տիգրան Վարդանի Պետրոսյան; 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 often 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 655,215 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Tigran Petrosian is the 11th most popular chess player (down from 9th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chess Player.

Tigran Petrosian is most famous for being a chess player. He is considered one of the greatest chess players of all time.

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Among chess players, Tigran Petrosian ranks 11 out of 374Before him are Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Botvinnik, Nona Gaprindashvili, and Max Euwe. After him are Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, François-André Danican Philidor, Paul Morphy, Samuel Reshevsky, and Vasily Smyslov.

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Among people born in 1929, Tigran Petrosian ranks 29Before him are Michael Ende, Sándor Kocsis, Peter Higgs, Chet Baker, Oriana Fallaci, and Karolos Papoulias. After him are Babrak Karmal, Graham Hill, Djalma Santos, Bill Evans, Zdzisław Beksiński, and Francis Gary Powers. Among people deceased in 1984, Tigran Petrosian ranks 15Before him are Ray Kroc, Mikhail Sholokhov, Truman Capote, Ed Gein, Alfred Kastler, and Julio Cortázar. After him are Mohamed Naguib, Stanley Milgram, Dmitry Ustinov, Anna Anderson, Karl Wolff, and Marvin Gaye.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Tigran Petrosian ranks 12 out of 342Before him are Tamar of Georgia (1166), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Halime Sultan (1576), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Nona Gaprindashvili (1941), and Pyotr Bagration (1765). After him are David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), Sergei Parajanov (1924), Niko Pirosmani (1862), and Mikheil Saakashvili (1967).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Georgia

Among chess players born in Georgia, Tigran Petrosian ranks 2Before him are Nona Gaprindashvili (1941). After him are Maia Chiburdanidze (1961), Nana Alexandria (1949), Genrikh Kasparyan (1910), Nana Ioseliani (1962), Zurab Azmaiparashvili (1960), Sergei Movsesian (1978), Nana Dzagnidze (1987), Salome Melia (1987), Bela Khotenashvili (1988), and Sopiko Guramishvili (1991).