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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:
 King's Indian (16) 
    E73 E62 E75 E66 E80
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E17
 English (13) 
    A15 A13 A14
 Reti System (11) 
    A06 A04
 Bogo Indian (8) 
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D73 D77 D98 D71 D72
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B90 B92 B22 B97 B50
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B92 B97 B91 B93
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C87 C69 C95 C77
 Orthodox Defense (17) 
    D58 D55 D59
 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 Anand, 1987 1/2-1/2
   A Petrosian vs Wojtkiewicz, 1988 1-0

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(born Dec-16-1953, 63 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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Petrosian vs L Hazai ½-½55 1970 SchildeE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. A Reshko vs A Petrosian 1-029 1970 Leningrad-ch sfB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
3. Karpov vs A Petrosian ½-½23 1971 04, Rostov on Don ttB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. Sveshnikov vs A Petrosian  1-031 1974 USSRC45 Scotch Game
5. A Petrosian vs Vasiukov  ½-½30 1975 URS-chTA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. A Petrosian vs Smejkal  ½-½16 1976 YerevanA15 English
7. A Petrosian vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½57 1976 URS-ch FL44A04 Reti Opening
8. A Petrosian vs K Grigorian  ½-½41 1976 ErevanA30 English, Symmetrical
9. A Petrosian vs Gulko  ½-½40 1976 YerevanE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. A Petrosian vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  1-029 1976 ErevanA30 English, Symmetrical
11. P Poutiainen vs A Petrosian  ½-½23 1976 ErevanC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
12. Kupreichik vs A Petrosian 1-047 1976 RostovC45 Scotch Game
13. A Ornstein vs A Petrosian  1-059 1976 ErevanC87 Ruy Lopez
14. Taimanov vs A Petrosian  1-036 1976 USSRE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. A Petrosian vs Vasiukov  1-0101 1976 ErevanA15 English
16. Csom vs A Petrosian  ½-½34 1976 ErevanA15 English
17. Vaganian vs A Petrosian  1-022 1976 ErevanD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Petrosian vs Romanishin  ½-½16 1976 ErevanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. V Tukmakov vs A Petrosian  1-031 1976 YerevanA14 English
20. P Ostojic vs A Petrosian  ½-½54 1976 ErevanC87 Ruy Lopez
21. W Schmidt vs A Petrosian  1-039 1976 YerevanE08 Catalan, Closed
22. A Petrosian vs E Mnatsakanian  0-157 1976 ErevanA15 English
23. A Petrosian vs Savon  ½-½18 1976 ErevanA15 English
24. A Petrosian vs V Tukmakov  0-133 1977 URS-ch FL45E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. Taimanov vs A Petrosian  ½-½20 1977 BakuA04 Reti Opening
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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.

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