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|Jun-17-17|| ||Howard: Regarding Petrosian's premature death, I recall being quite pleased that both Newsweek and Time magazine both mentioned it, back in 1984.|
|Jul-26-17|| ||mifralu: Photo: Tigran Petrosian and Fidel Castro - Chess Olympiad 1966 in Havana |
|Jul-26-17|| ||mifralu: Photo: Petrosian, Tigran URS vs
Jimenez Zerquera, Eleazar CUB
Havana, Chess Olympiad 1966
...and the game
|Jul-29-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Does anyone know the cause of death for Petrosian?|
55 is too young to go, I think.
|Jul-29-17|| ||Howard: He died of cancer, as I recall. He'd been ill for some time, as indicated by the fact that he was conspicuously absent in the USSR-Rest of World match, which took place just a couple months before he died.|
Yes, 55 was a young age in which to go. Just ask Tal--he, too, was 55.
|Aug-10-17|| ||diagonal: Gallery of beautiful and rare photos from the life and chess of Tigran Petrosian: http://www.tashir-chess.com/en/biog... |
(Official website from the Petrosian Memorial (Tashir) at Moscow in November 2014, you have to click on each of the small circles at the bottom of the main portrait picture automatically presented)
|Aug-10-17|| ||ughaibu: Petrosian had the technique of Capablanca and the intuition of Schlechter - Tal. That's a surprise.|
|Aug-11-17|| ||EdZelli: "During tournament analysis sessions players all speak at once, but whenever Petrosian said anything, everyone would shut up and listen." – Yasser Seirawan|
This is perhaps from Seirawan's observation at Lone Pine in 1970's.
|Oct-21-17|| ||offramp: Apparently he was born in the village of Mulki in the Aparan region of Armenia.|
That village is now known as Kayk (in Armenian, Կայք) and it is in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia.
Tigran's family moved to Georgia when he was 2.
|Oct-22-17|| ||MadFaqirOfSwat: Interesting articles|
|Nov-01-17|| ||offramp: Poor Tigran certainly died much too young. If any of you have read <Cancer Ward> By Solzhenitsyn you'll be aware that Soviet scientists were ahead of the west in curing cancer. Solzhenitsyn was cured.|
I have said before that if Petrosian had lived and stayed healthy I am certain he would have out-Smysloved Smyslov and been rattling the Candidates' cages aged 64+. He had that special chess nous that is everlasting.
|Nov-03-17|| ||Howard: It's been noted about Petrosian that he was either a Candidate or the WC for TEN consecutive cycles (1952-1980). That record has never been surpassed. |
When he played in the 1982 interzonal at Las Palmas, he came fairly close to qualifying, but he didn't quite make it that time.
On a final note, I still remember that his death was briefly noted in both Time and Newsweek magazines. That actually surprised me a bit--just how many Americans back in '84 would have known who the hell he was?
But, I was more than pleased that his passing was noted!
|Feb-06-18|| ||todicav23: "Armenia honours its World Chess Champion Tigran Petrosian with a banknote. The likeness of the 9th World Chess Champion graces the new 2000 dram which has recently been issued for the first time in the country, as part of a new series of notes. "|
|Feb-06-18|| ||john barleycorn: stay away from strong magnets with that 2000 dram bill in your pocket.|
|Feb-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <whiteshark: Quote of the Day|
< One must beware of unnecessary excitement. >
Well, judging from the photo, mission accomplished.
He looks like he's watching his house burn down...
|Feb-25-18|| ||tgyuid: maybe that was it; maybe he looked especially and particularly mean that day....|
|Mar-03-18|| ||offramp: Volkswagen has a new car out called the Tiguan. Do you know what it runs on?|
|Apr-22-18|| ||Ulhumbrus: Bobby Fischer said during the early 1960s that Petrosian would be the strongest player in the world if he played more boldly. |
Fischer also said that he liked the play of Petrosian more than that of Tal, Spassky or Botvinnik.
It may be that Fischer understood Petrosian better than most, as one could expect from Fischer.
It may be that Fischer considered Petrosian's play in the course of a game to be more in accordance with the true state of balance or the true evaluation of the position than the play of Tal, Spassky or Botvinnik.
It may be that in Fischer's opinion Tal was unsound, Spassky was over optimistic and Botvinnik was insufficiently flexible, to a degree which Petrosian was not.
|Apr-22-18|| ||RookFile: Sort of humorous, considering that Petrosian was the world champion for most of the 1960's and had a successful title defense. A Petrosian vs. Fischer match in 1966 may have been a toss up. Of course, we'll never know.|
|Apr-22-18|| ||perfidious: On the other hand, Spassky on top form was unable to overcome the only man to successfully defend the title with an outright match victory in a long stretch (after the Alekhine-Bogo rematch in 1934 until Karpov-Korchnoi '78).|
|May-09-18|| ||offramp: I have noticed that 54/55 is a worryingly frequent age for chess players to die. Is the word <mode>?|
If you are a chess player, and you can get past 55 and then 64, you are assured of a long life.
|May-09-18|| ||alexmagnus: Two World champions died at 53, two at 55, two at 64, one at 72, one at 80, one at 83 and one at 89. For a median of 64 and average of 67, if I didn't miscalculate.|
|May-09-18|| ||alexmagnus: Steinitz, 64, heart attack
Lasker, 72, renal infection
Capablanca, 53, cerebral hemmorrhage
Alekhine, 53, asphyxia
Euwe, 80, heart attack
Botvinnik, 83, pancreatic cancer
Smyslov, 89, heart failure
Tal, 55, upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Petrosian, 55, stomach cancer
Fischer, 64, renal failure
|May-09-18|| ||alexmagnus: Hemorrhage *|
|May-09-18|| ||offramp: When I said 54/55 I meant to include the Gregorian calendar, so that's 53 as well.|
But I'm not just talking about World Champions! I mean all strong players represented at chessgames, like the great Daniel Yarnton Mills.
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