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Arshak B Petrosian
Number of games in database: 233
Years covered: 1970 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2470 (2472 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +44 -60 =128 (46.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E17
 King's Indian (16) 
    E73 E62 E66 E75 E90
 English (13) 
    A15 A13 A14
 Reti System (11) 
    A06 A04
 Bogo Indian (8) 
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D73 D77 D97 D71 D72
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B90 B92 B22 B50 B97
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B92 B97 B93 B91
 Orthodox Defense (17) 
    D58 D55 D59
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C87 C69 C77 C95
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C87 C95
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D31 D35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 1/2-1/2
   A Petrosian vs Morozevich, 1992 1-0
   A Petrosian vs Wojtkiewicz, 1988 1-0
   A Petrosian vs Anand, 1987 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-16-1953, 64 years old) Armenia

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Arshak Bagratovich Petrosian was born in Erevan, Armenia. He was awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1984 and went on to become a prominent Soviet tournament player during the 1980's, collecting victories against Rafael Vaganian, Alexey Shirov, and Alexander Morozevich, among others. More recently he has served as a trainer and mentor to his son-in-law, Peter Leko.

Wikipedia article: Arshak Petrosian

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 233  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Reshko vs A Petrosian 1-0291970Leningrad-ch sfB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
2. A Petrosian vs L Hazai ½-½5519706th international junior tournamentE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. Karpov vs A Petrosian ½-½23197104, Rostov on Don ttB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. Sveshnikov vs A Petrosian  1-0311974USSRC45 Scotch Game
5. A Petrosian vs Vasiukov  ½-½30197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 1A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. P Poutiainen vs A Petrosian  ½-½231976ErevanC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. Kupreichik vs A Petrosian 1-0471976RostovC45 Scotch Game
8. A Ornstein vs A Petrosian  1-0591976ErevanC87 Ruy Lopez
9. Taimanov vs A Petrosian  1-0361976USSRE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. A Petrosian vs Vasiukov 1-01011976ErevanA15 English
11. Csom vs A Petrosian  ½-½341976ErevanA15 English
12. Vaganian vs A Petrosian  1-0221976ErevanD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. A Petrosian vs Romanishin  ½-½161976ErevanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. V Tukmakov vs A Petrosian  1-0311976YerevanA14 English
15. P Ostojic vs A Petrosian  ½-½541976ErevanC87 Ruy Lopez
16. W Schmidt vs A Petrosian  1-0391976YerevanE08 Catalan, Closed
17. A Petrosian vs E Mnatsakanian  0-1571976ErevanA15 English
18. A Petrosian vs Savon  ½-½181976ErevanA15 English
19. A Petrosian vs Smejkal  ½-½161976YerevanA15 English
20. A Petrosian vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½571976URS-ch FL44A04 Reti Opening
21. A Petrosian vs K Grigorian  ½-½411976ErevanA30 English, Symmetrical
22. A Petrosian vs Gulko  ½-½401976YerevanE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. A Petrosian vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  1-0291976ErevanA30 English, Symmetrical
24. Taimanov vs A Petrosian  ½-½201977BakuA04 Reti Opening
25. Savon vs A Petrosian  ½-½311977URS-ch FL45C87 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 233  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-12-04  kutuzov: This guy is Leko's trainer and father in law, right?
Feb-12-04  youngplayer11: he sure plays like leko.look at all those Draws!
Aug-09-04  tomh72000: It's quite amazing how many Armenians have the name Petrosian. There are several GM and IM Petrosians, not just the "Iron Tiger" Tigran.
Aug-09-04  azaris: From

Petrosian, Tigran L. (ARM, GM 2537)
Petrosian, Tigran A. (ARM, 2321)
Petrosian, Suren (ARM, IM 2395)
Petrosian, Karlen (RUS, 2123)
Petrosian, Karen (ARM, IM 2350)
Petrosian, Davit G. (ARM, IM 2387)
Petrosian, David S. (ARM, 2261)
Petrosian, Arthur (ARM, 2148)
Petrosian, Arshak B (ARM, GM 2470)

Aug-09-04  tomh72000: <azaris> Thanks for taking the time to prove my point. Incredible statistics, really.
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  acirce: It is a very common name there. They also had a president called Ter-Petrosian until 1998 who had to resign due to the Nagarno-Karabakh conflict (he wanted to make territorial concessions and the opposition, well, opposed it).
Jan-16-05  MidnightDuffer: Interesting info Acirce; always a pleasure to read what you have to say!
Jun-01-05  Catfriend: <arirce> what a gentle way to phrase it:)
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  al wazir: Petrosian is the Armenian equivalent of Peterson (Peters, Pederson, etc.) and Petrovich (Petrov, Petroff).
Dec-16-06  BIDMONFA: Arshak B Petrosian


Nov-25-08  Davolni: Thanks to the coach!!!!

Arshak Petrosyan!!!

2 gold medals!!!!

Dec-16-08  Davolni: happy birthday to ARSHAK PETROSYAN!!!

Dec-16-08  karoaper: Tsnundt shnorhavor varpet Arshak!!!
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  brankat: Happy Birthday!
Feb-23-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday 296 days in advance!
Apr-17-09  stanleys: The great Tigran watching the little Arshak:

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  Infohunter: <tomh72000: It's quite amazing how many Armenians have the name Petrosian. There are several GM and IM Petrosians, not just the "Iron Tiger" Tigran.>

Funny I should see this post nearly five years after the fact. As it happens there is a fairly new employee where I work who is from Armenia. This morning I asked him if he had heard of Tigran Petrosian. Evidently he is a non-chessplayer, and he definitely is too young to remember the "Iron Tiger" as World Champion. Just the same, his response was priceless: "Petrosian? MY name is Petrosian!" (I hadn't known his surname up to that point.) So Petrosian really IS a common Armenian name indeed!

Dec-16-11  knighterrant999: I am changing my name to Capablanca
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  WannaBe: I am changing my name to Casablanca.
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  Penguincw: Happy 59th birthday.
Dec-16-12  waustad: Finally someone who's younger than I am who doesn't look a lot older. What? You want me to look in the mirror?
Dec-16-12  Kikoman: Happy Birthday GM A. Petrosian! :D
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  Abdel Irada: <knighterrant999: I am changing my name to Capablanca>

<WannaBe: I am changing my name to Casablanca.>

And I am changing my name to Casanova ... or perhaps Caissanova.

Dec-16-17  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday, GM. Petrosian! You now have a year of life for every square on the chessboard. That's meaningful.

Sort of a shame that his most notable game is the one where he was the victim of a defensive fortress swindle in a Q v. B position, though.

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