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Tigran Levonovich Petrosian
T L Petrosian 
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 694
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2607 (2676 rapid, 2688 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2671

Overall record: +211 -106 =199 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 178 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B23 B90 B43 B30 B25
 Reti System (64) 
    A06 A04 A05
 King's Indian Attack (40) 
 French Defense (19) 
    C12 C10 C15 C00 C07
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B90 B93
 Grunfeld (17) 
    D78 D73 D79 D85 D75
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (40) 
 Sicilian (39) 
    B90 B78 B51 B76 B30
 Slav (36) 
    D17 D12 D11 D10 D18
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A41 A46 A40 D02 E10
 Pirc (28) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D85 D70 D87 D92 D86
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 1-0
   D Sengupta vs T L Petrosian, 2004 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs P Smirnov, 2006 1-0
   Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko, 2004 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs Le Tien Dung, 1994 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs Y Drozdovskij, 2004 1-0
   M Chommyyev vs T L Petrosian, 2012 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs S P Sethuraman, 2006 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs U Tillyaev, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Armenian Championship (2008)
   Armenian Championship (2007)
   Moscow Open (2015)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   Albena Open (2012)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   Olympiad (2008)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Blitz World Championship
   D Gordievsky vs T L Petrosian (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   T L Petrosian vs P V Vishnu (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   V S Popov vs T L Petrosian (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   S Yudin vs T L Petrosian (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   T L Petrosian vs K Sychev (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz

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(born Sep-17-1984, 34 years old) Armenia
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Tigran L Petrosian (no relation to the late World Champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian) was Armenian Under-18 Champion in 2002, became an IM in 2003, placed second in the World U-20 Championship in 2004 and won the GM title that year. 2nd in the Pan-Armenian Chess Olympiad held in August 2010. In 2012, he won the 72nd Armenian Championship, came 6th in the 28th International Open at Cappelle-la-Grande with 6.5/9, scored 7/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), an undefeated 6.5/9 (=6th with +4 =5) at the 14th Dubai Open (2012), came =1st (3rd on tiebreak) at the Albena Open (2012) and scored 6.5/9 to place =8th in the Golden Sands (2012).

He won the 2017 World open with a score of 7.5/9 points(1).

Wikipedia article: Tigran L. Petrosian

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Last updated: 2017-07-06 17:12:13

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 729  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T L Petrosian vs Le Tien Dung 1-0161994Wch U10C45 Scotch Game
2. M A Botvinnik vs T L Petrosian 0-1411998Under-16 OlympiadsD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
3. Ponomariov vs T L Petrosian ½-½671999Artek ol U16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. A Z Shalamberidze vs T L Petrosian 0-1342001BatumiD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
5. T L Petrosian vs T Balkhamishvili  1-0412001BatumiB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. D Maghalashvili vs T L Petrosian 1-0402001BatumiD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
7. M Abdullaev vs T L Petrosian 0-1392001BatumiB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. T L Petrosian vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½772001BatumiB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. K Rukhaia vs T L Petrosian  1-0482001BatumiB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. T L Petrosian vs N Tsikarishvili 1-0212001BatumiA04 Reti Opening
11. T Odisharia vs T L Petrosian  1-0262001BatumiB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
12. T L Petrosian vs G Sargissian  ½-½582003ARM-ch 63rdC45 Scotch Game
13. A Yegiazarian vs T L Petrosian  ½-½622003ARM-ch 63rdA15 English
14. T L Petrosian vs Y Drozdovskij 1-0352004Kochin Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
15. T L Petrosian vs T Markowski  ½-½4020043rd Aeroflot FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Ivan Popov vs T L Petrosian  ½-½8120043rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
17. T L Petrosian vs A Galkin 1-03720043rd Aeroflot FestivalB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
18. Vaganian vs T L Petrosian 1-04020043rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
19. T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko 1-07520043rd Aeroflot FestivalB25 Sicilian, Closed
20. T L Petrosian vs K Asrian ½-½422004Petrosian MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. Sveshnikov vs T L Petrosian 1-0552004Petrosian MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
22. T L Petrosian vs E Ghaem Maghami 1-0322004Petrosian MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. T L Petrosian vs M Kobalia  1-0392004Petrosian MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. Anastasian vs T L Petrosian  ½-½652004Petrosian MemorialA15 English
25. T L Petrosian vs G Sargissian  ½-½472004Petrosian MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
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  alexmagnus: <Do you consider 2339 strong?;

I think it was the Botvinnik you linked to who lost to Petrosian (from this very page) in the decisive (!) game of Children's Olympiad 1995 (won by Armenia due to this very game)

Jan-14-10  I play the Fred: Strong relative to famous players, no. Strong realtive to the general chess-playing public, yes.
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  alexmagnus: Just checked, it was 1998:

<Mikhail Botvinnik - Tigran Petrosian

Istanbul 1998
Grünfeld Defence

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. g3 0-0 5. Bg2 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. 0-0 c6 8. e4 Nb6 9. h3 N8d7 10. Nc3 h6 11. Qe2 Kh7 12. Rd1 e6 13. e5 Nd5 14. Ne4 Qe7 15. b3 b5 16. Bb2 a5 17. Rdc1 Bb7 18. Nfd2 a4 19. Nd6 a3 20. Bc3 b4 21. Bxb4 Ba6 22. Qg4 Nxb4 23. Bxc6 Nxc6 24. Rxc6 Nxe5 25. dxe5 Bxe5 26. Rd1 Bxd6 27. Ne4 Be5 28. Nc5 Rfd8 29. Rxd8 Rxd8 30. Nxa6 Qb7 31. Qc4 Rd1+ 32. Kg2 Rd6 33. Nb4 Rd4 34. Qc5 Rxb4 35. Kh2 Rb5 36. Qc4 Rb6 37. Rc8 Bg7 38. Qc2 Qd7 39. Rc7 Qd5 40. Rxf7 Rc6 41. Qe2 Rc1 0-1

No, we haven't made a mistake with the date or venue. Nor was it, like Korchnoi's game against Maroczy (any further news on this, anyone?) played with the aid of a medium. It really was Mikhail Botvinnik - Tigran Petrosian, played on Board 4 in the match between Israel and Armenia during the Children's Olympiad. Mikhail Botvinnik was born in 1984 in Belarus, and emigrated to Israel with his family. Tigran Petrosian, who lives in Yerevan, was born in 1983. Neither of them are related to their famous namesakes. Thanks to New in Chess for this.>

I guess they mixed the bithyears though. Botvinnik 1983 and Petrosian 1984 it is.

Jun-28-10  bambino3: looks really good for a dead guy
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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the Pan-Armenian Chess Olympiad 15-23 August 2010:

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  Fusilli: World champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian died in 1984, and <Tigran L. Petrosian> was born in 1984. Was he named Tigran as a tribute to his recently deceased namesake? We don't know what day he was born, do we? (the former World Champion died in August.) But Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian died of cancer, so maybe his death was predictable.
Feb-10-11  paavoh: @fusilli: <...maybe his death was predictable> Isn't everybody's? At least in the long run...
Mar-13-11  gars: To <laskereshevsky>: you certaily read the story of Tigran, Vartan and Petros in Life Magazine, didn't you? That was in 1969, when Spassky was challenging Petrosian for the second time.
Jan-11-12  plimko: Tigran L. Petrosian is the top seeded player in the 72nd Armenian Championship

Official site:

On 'Scacchi Internazionali':

Jan-12-12  plimko: After a defeat in the first round, a nice game by Tigran:

[Event "72nd Armenian Championship"]
[Site "Yerevan/Armenia"]
[Date "2012.01.12"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Petrosian, Tigran L"]
[Black "Grigoryan, Avetik"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A01"]
[WhiteElo "2636"]
[BlackElo "2621"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d6 4. Nf3 f5 5. d4 e4 6. d5 Nce7 7. Ng5 Nxd5 8. Bb5+ c6 9. Qxd5 Nh6 $146 (9… Qd7) 10. Ne6 Qd7 11. Nxf8 Rxf8 12. Qd4 cxb5 13. Qxg7 Ng4 14. h3 Qxg7 15. Bxg7 Rg8 16. hxg4 Rxg7 17. Nc3 b4 18. Nb5 fxg4 19. Nxd6+ Kf8 20. O-O-O a5 21. Rd4 b6 22. Rxe4 Bd7 23. Rf4+ Kg8 24. Ne4 Bc6 25. Nf6+ Kh8 26. Rxg4 Rf7 27. Rh6 Raf8 28. Rf4 Bxg2 29. Nxh7 Kg7 30. Nxf8 Rxf4 31. Rg6+ 1-0

Jan-12-12  timhortons: did you upload this game? he collapse like house of cards:)

Petrosian,T - Grigoryan,A, 72nd Armenian Championship 2012

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1. (1.19): 10.Bxc6+ bxc6[] 11.Qxc6+[] Bd7 12.Qd5 Rc8 13.Ne6 Qe7 14.Nxf8 Rxf8 15.Nc3 Bc6 16.Qa5 Kf7 17.Nd5 Qd7 18.c4 Ng4 2. (0.99): 10.Nxe4 cxb5 11.Ng3 Bd7 12.0-0 Qc7
3. (0.97): 10.Ne6 Qd7 11.Nc3 a6 12.Ba4 b5 13.Nxf8 Kxf8 14.Qd2 Nf7 15.0-0-0 bxa4 16.Nxa4 Qb7[]

Petrosian,T - Grigoryan,A, 72nd Armenian Championship 2012

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1. (5.25): 29.Nxh7
2. (2.19): 29.c4 Rd8 30.Rfh4 Kg7 31.Rxh7+ Kf8 32.Ng4 Rxh7 33.Rxh7 Rd6 34.Ne5 3. (1.57): 29.Kb2 Kg7 30.Rxh7+ Kg6 31.Rhh4 Rxf6 32.Rfg4+ Kf5 33.Rxg2 Ke5 34.Rg5+ Rf5 35.f4+ Ke4 36.Rg3 R5f6 37.Rh7 R8f7

Jan-19-12  timhortons: Melkumyan,H - Petrosian,T, 72nd Armenian Championship 2012

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another nice win by petrosian as he chased the king with his rook across the board!

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  offramp: What is his middle name?
What the L does it stand for?
Jan-23-12  jamesmaskell: Tigran L Petrosian has won his first Armenian Championship with 7/11, half a point ahead of last years winner, Robert Hovhannisyan.
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  whiteshark: Congratulations for winning the 72nd Armenian Championship ( Yerevan; January 11 - 22, 2012 )

Final standings:

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  FSR: In case anyone doubts the existence of rating inflation, this fellow - no doubt a fine player - has a current rating of 2657. The peak rating of his more famous namesake, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, in this database was just 2645.
Oct-01-12  RookFile: I'm sure the current Petrosian would not claim superiority over the champ.
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  HeMateMe: A lot of Petrosians in Armenia? Must be one of those Smith/Jones names for the central asian folks.
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  alexmagnus: The champ's was in decline though when ratings were introduced.
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  perfidious: <alexmagnus> Same as many others; Smyslov peaked at 2620 in July 1971, to name only one great player. If Elo had been used by FIDE in the 1950s, scary to think where he would have been.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Petrosian.
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  offramp: Congratulations to the highest-ever rated Petrosian.

The strongest Petrosian ever!

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  Penguincw: Happy 30th birthday to Tigran L Petrosian.
Dec-11-14  NBAFan: Does anyone find it coincidental that this player was born just over 1 month after the "real" Petrosian passed away? It feels like there was a reincarnation or something along those lines.
Mar-29-15  greed and death: <offramp: What is his middle name? What the L does it stand for?>

Russian Wikipedia says its Levonovich;

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