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Tigran Levonovich Petrosian
Number of games in database: 550
Years covered: 1994 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2611 (2688 rapid, 2760 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2671
Overall record: +189 -96 =175 (60.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      90 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B23 B90 B43 B30 B83
 Reti System (33) 
    A06 A04 A05
 King's Indian Attack (19) 
 French Defense (19) 
    C10 C12 C15 C00 C11
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B93
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C67 C65 C92 C78 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B78 B90 B51 B30 B76
 Slav (34) 
    D17 D12 D11 D10 D18
 Grunfeld (24) 
    D85 D70 D93 D86 D92
 Robatsch (21) 
 Pirc (19) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C67 C65 C76 C91 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs P Smirnov, 2006 1-0
   M Chommyyev vs T L Petrosian, 2012 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs Y Drozdovskij, 2004 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs Le TD, 1994 1-0
   D Sengupta vs T L Petrosian, 2004 0-1
   Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 0-1
   T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko, 2004 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs B Vuckovic, 2008 1/2-1/2
   T L Petrosian vs P V Vishnu, 2012 1-0

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

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(born Sep-17-1984, 31 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).

Wikipedia article: Tigran L. Petrosian

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 550  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. T Odisharia vs T L Petrosian  1-026 2001 openB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
5. D Maghalashvili vs T L Petrosian 1-040 2001 openD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
6. T L Petrosian vs N Tsikarishvili 1-021 2001 openA04 Reti Opening
7. T L Petrosian vs T Balkhamishvili  1-041 2001 openB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. K Rukhaia vs T L Petrosian  1-048 2001 openB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
9. A Shalamberidze vs T L Petrosian 0-134 2001 openD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
10. T L Petrosian vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½77 2001 openB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. M Abdullaev vs T L Petrosian 0-139 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 M Kobalia  1-039 2004 Petrosian MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. T L Petrosian vs T Yilmaz  1-055 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
16. S Halkias vs T L Petrosian  ½-½14 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
17. Vaganian vs T L Petrosian 1-040 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
18. T L Petrosian vs Pelletier  ½-½37 2004 Petrosian MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. T L Petrosian vs V Gashimov 0-144 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
20. T L Petrosian vs Van Wely  1-057 2004 EU-ch Internet finalB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. T L Petrosian vs E Ghaem Maghami 1-032 2004 Petrosian MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. V Iotov vs T L Petrosian  1-038 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
23. T L Petrosian vs M Grunberg  0-152 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. T L Petrosian vs A Galkin 1-037 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
25. A Pashikian vs T L Petrosian  ½-½45 2004 Petrosian MemorialC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 550  PGN Download
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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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  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.
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  RookFile: I'm sure the current Petrosian would not claim superiority over the champ.
Oct-01-12  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.
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  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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