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Tigran Levonovich Petrosian
Number of games in database: 612
Years covered: 1994 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2595 (2715 rapid, 2717 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2671

Overall record: +203 -102 =181 (60.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 126 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B23 B90 B43 B30 B83
 Reti System (49) 
    A06 A04 A05
 King's Indian Attack (24) 
 French Defense (19) 
    C10 C12 C15 C00 C02
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B93
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B18 B19 B12 B17 B14
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B78 B90 B30 B76 B51
 Slav (35) 
    D17 D12 D10 D11 D18
 Robatsch (32) 
 Grunfeld (24) 
    D85 D70 D93 D86 D92
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A41 A40 A46 E00 E10
 Pirc (21) 
    B07 B09 B08
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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
   T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko, 2004 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs Y Drozdovskij, 2004 1-0
   M Chommyyev vs T L Petrosian, 2012 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs Le TD, 1994 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs B Vuckovic, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs S P Sethuraman, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Armenian Championship (2008)
   Albena Open (2012)
   Moscow Open (2015)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   Armenian Championship (2007)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Olympiad (2008)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2013)

   K Dragun vs T L Petrosian (Feb-15-17) 0-1
   J D Ruiz C vs T L Petrosian (Feb-15-17) 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs A Stukopin (Feb-15-17) 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs G Vazquez (Feb-15-17) 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs M Petrosyan (Jan-31-17) 1-0

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(born Sep-17-1984, 32 years old) Armenia
[what is this?]
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).

Wikipedia article: Tigran L. Petrosian

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 612  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T L Petrosian vs Le TD 1-016 1994 Ch World (cadets) (under 10)C45 Scotch Game
2. M A Botvinnik vs T L Petrosian 0-141 1998 Under-16 OlympiadsD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
3. Ponomariov vs T L Petrosian ½-½67 1999 Artek ol U16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. A Shalamberidze vs T L Petrosian 0-134 2001 openD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
5. T L Petrosian vs T Balkhamishvili  1-041 2001 openB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. D Maghalashvili vs T L Petrosian 1-040 2001 openD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
7. M Abdullaev vs T L Petrosian 0-139 2001 openB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. T L Petrosian vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½77 2001 openB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. K Rukhaia vs T L Petrosian  1-048 2001 openB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. T L Petrosian vs N Tsikarishvili 1-021 2001 openA04 Reti Opening
11. T Odisharia vs T L Petrosian  1-026 2001 openB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
12. T L Petrosian vs G Sargissian  ½-½58 2003 ARM-ch 63rdC44 King's Pawn Game
13. A Yegiazarian vs T L Petrosian  ½-½62 2003 ARM-ch 63rdA15 English
14. T L Petrosian vs Y Drozdovskij 1-035 2004 Kochin Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
15. T L Petrosian vs T Markowski  ½-½40 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
16. I Popov vs T L Petrosian  ½-½81 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
17. T L Petrosian vs A Galkin 1-037 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
18. Vaganian vs T L Petrosian 1-040 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
19. T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko 1-075 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. T L Petrosian vs K Asrian ½-½42 2004 Petrosian MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. Sveshnikov vs T L Petrosian 1-055 2004 Petrosian MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
22. T L Petrosian vs E Ghaem Maghami 1-032 2004 Petrosian MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. T L Petrosian vs M Kobalia  1-039 2004 Petrosian MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. A Anastasian vs T L Petrosian  ½-½65 2004 Petrosian MemorialA15 English
25. T L Petrosian vs G Sargissian  ½-½47 2004 Petrosian MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
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Feb-19-09  Open Defence: <Dredge> from the bio above

(born 1984) Armenia
Tigran Petrosian (no relation to the late World Champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian) was born in 1984 in Armenia. He was Armenian Under-18 Champion in 2002 and placed second in the World U-20 Championship in 2004. >

Feb-19-09  laskereshevsky: I read (a long long time ago...)

about his more famous compatriot

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian

he was so famous and loved in Armenia that when a day happened to be borned three twins, the parents, in Honour of the Georgian/Armenian player called they TIGRAN, VARTAN and PETROS.....

Somebody know something about it?!

Feb-19-09  Dredge Rivers: <Open Defence>

1. I was joking. I know that there are two different Petrosians.

2. Are we suddenly on a first name basis? I prefer Mr. Rivers, if you please! :)

Feb-19-09  WhiteRook48: funny how they would name him the same thing as the champion, except for the middle name
Feb-19-09  Open Defence: <Are we suddenly on a first name basis? > depends on whether its a noun or a verb.....
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  tamar: <Mr Rivers> That's just the audacity of Ope, don't blame her.
Feb-19-09  Open Defence: and since when are we on a first name basis Tammy ? ;-p
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  tamar: My apologies, Miss October.
Oct-27-09  ROADDOG: Tigran L born in 1984, the year Tigran V passed away. He is having a very good 17th European Team Championship Tournament. Currently 5/6.
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  Caissanist: I had not heard before that this Tigran was named after the first one, as implied here:
Jan-13-10  I play the Fred: How many other WC namesakes have been strong chessplayers? I understand Vassily Smyslov's father, also named Vassily Smyslov, was a strong player.
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  Caissanist: Do you consider 2339 strong?
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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?
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