CHESS PLAYER

Tigran Petrosian

1929 - 1984

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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (Armenian: Տիգրան Վարդանի 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 562,483 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Tigran Petrosian is the 9th most popular chess player (down from 8th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Georgian 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

Among chess players, Tigran Petrosian ranks 9 out of 376Before him are Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Emanuel Lasker. After him are Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, François-André Danican Philidor, Viktor Korchnoi, and Vasily Smyslov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Tigran Petrosian ranks 24Before him are Hassan II of Morocco, Christopher Plummer, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Peter Higgs, Oriana Fallaci, and Irene Papas. After him are Sándor Kocsis, Yayoi Kusama, Chet Baker, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Hafizullah Amin, and George Steiner. Among people deceased in 1984, Tigran Petrosian ranks 14Before him are Johnny Weissmuller, Ed Gein, Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, Mikhail Sholokhov, and Marvin Gaye. After him are Julio Cortázar, Anna Anderson, Oleg Antonov, Alfred Kastler, Mohamed Naguib, and Karl Wolff.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Tigran Petrosian ranks 9 out of 292Before him are Aram Khachaturian (1903), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), and Tamar of Georgia (1166). After him are Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), Sergei Parajanov (1924), David IV of Georgia (1073), Niko Pirosmani (1862), 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), Nana Alexandria (1949), Maia Chiburdanidze (1961), Nana Ioseliani (1962), Zurab Azmaiparashvili (1960), Sergei Movsesian (1978), Nana Dzagnidze (1987), Salome Melia (1987), Bela Khotenashvili (1988), and Sopiko Guramishvili (1991).