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Arshak B Petrosian
Number of games in database: 241
Years covered: 1970 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2470 (2472 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +46 -61 =133 (46.9%)*
   * 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 (18) 
    E73 E62 E67 E75 E66
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E17
 Reti System (13) 
    A06 A04
 English (13) 
    A15 A13 A14
 Bogo Indian (8) 
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D73 D71 D72 D97 D98
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B90 B92 B22 B97 B50
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B92 B97 B91 B93
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D37 D31 D35 D30
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C87 C69 C77 C95
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C87 C95
 Orthodox Defense (10) 
    D58 D59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 1/2-1/2
   A Petrosian vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 1/2-1/2
   A Petrosian vs Morozevich, 1992 1-0
   Vaganian vs A Petrosian, 1980 0-1
   A Petrosian vs Anand, 1987 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-16-1953, 65 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 241  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Reshko vs A Petrosian 1-0291970Leningrad-ch sfA30 English, Symmetrical
2. A Petrosian vs L Hazai ½-½5519706th international junior tournamentE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. S Vesselovsky vs A Petrosian 1-0241971USSRB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. Karpov vs A Petrosian ½-½23197104, Rostov on Don ttB03 Alekhine's Defense
5. Sveshnikov vs A Petrosian  1-0311974USSRC45 Scotch Game
6. A Petrosian vs Vasiukov  ½-½30197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 1A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. A Petrosian vs K Grigorian  ½-½411976YerevanA30 English, Symmetrical
8. A Petrosian vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  1-0291976YerevanA30 English, Symmetrical
9. P Poutiainen vs A Petrosian  ½-½231976YerevanC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
10. A Petrosian vs Smejkal  ½-½161976YerevanA15 English
11. A Ornstein vs A Petrosian  1-0591976YerevanC87 Ruy Lopez
12. A Petrosian vs Vasiukov 1-01011976YerevanA15 English
13. Csom vs A Petrosian  ½-½341976YerevanA15 English
14. Vaganian vs A Petrosian  1-0221976YerevanD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. A Petrosian vs Romanishin  ½-½161976YerevanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. V Tukmakov vs A Petrosian  1-0311976YerevanA14 English
17. P Ostojic vs A Petrosian  ½-½541976YerevanC87 Ruy Lopez
18. W Schmidt vs A Petrosian  1-0391976YerevanE08 Catalan, Closed
19. A Petrosian vs E Mnatsakanian  0-1571976YerevanA15 English
20. A Petrosian vs Gulko  ½-½401976YerevanE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. A Petrosian vs Savon  ½-½181976YerevanA15 English
22. Kupreichik vs A Petrosian 1-0471976URS-ch otborC45 Scotch Game
23. Taimanov vs A Petrosian  1-0361976URS-ch FL44E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
24. A Petrosian vs Tseshkovsky ½-½571976URS-ch FL44A04 Reti Opening
25. E Vladimirov vs A Petrosian  ½-½311977URS-ch YMA06 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.
Aug-09-04  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
Dec-16-12  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.

Sep-20-19  Chesgambit: FIDE GM
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