|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 www.fide.com:
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:)|
|Nov-02-05|| ||al wazir: Petrosian is the Armenian equivalent of Peterson (Peters, Pederson, etc.) and Petrovich (Petrov, Petroff).|
|Dec-16-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Arshak B Petrosian|
PETROSIAN, Arshak B.
|Nov-25-08|| ||Davolni: Thanks to the coach!!!!
2 gold medals!!!!
|Dec-16-08|| ||Davolni: happy birthday to ARSHAK PETROSYAN!!!
|Dec-16-08|| ||karoaper: Tsnundt shnorhavor varpet Arshak!!!|
|Dec-16-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday!|
|Feb-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday 296 days in advance!|
|Apr-17-09|| ||stanleys: The great Tigran watching the little Arshak:
|May-22-09|| ||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|
|Dec-16-11|| ||WannaBe: I am changing my name to Casablanca.|
|Dec-16-11|| ||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.