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Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Dec-31-18
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1929-1984)

Armenian Tigran Petrosian is widely regarded as the best defender in the game of chess. He was the first person to demonstrate that it is possible to defend virtually every position. He was a brilliant tactician and an excellent strategic player. He could cope with every kind of situation.

Petrosian is most famous for being one of the best players pioneering the theory of prophylaxis. His style of play was often highly strategical, notable for anticipating opponent's possible attacks and he based many of his games on avoidance of error, content with accumulating small advantages.

In 1963 Petrosian defeated Mikhail Botvinnik 12.59.5 to become World Chess Champion. His patient, defensive style frustrated Botvinnik and if Botvinnik made one mistake, Petrosian was ready to punish him. Petrosian in 1966 defeated Boris Spassky 12.5-11.5 to retain his title.

In those years, it was easier to win the Soviet Championship than a game against "Iron Tigran". Lev Polugaevsky

Great Games:
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963

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   Petrosian63 has kibitzed 425 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jan-06-13 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
Petrosian63: Should be interesting with Nadal and the new time violation rules on the ATP when he comes back.
   Apr-13-12 Boris Spassky (replies)
Petrosian63: <Dionysius1>
   Nov-11-11 Michael Adams (replies)
Petrosian63: Good win over Ivanchuk in the ETCC.
   Mar-27-10 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
Petrosian63: RIP GM Vasily Smyslov.
   Dec-30-09 Russian Championship Superfinal (2009) (replies)
Petrosian63: How much did Grischuk win? ChessBase said he won 100K :S
   Feb-18-09 John Nunn (replies)
Petrosian63: How well would a top GM compete in a problem solving competition?
   Jun-12-08 Karen Asrian (replies)
Petrosian63: Rest in peace GM Karen Asrian. Nice tribute to Asrian on Chess Base.
   May-16-08 Cez Chess Trophy Rapid (2008) (replies)
Petrosian63: What is Movsesian doing there?
   Apr-07-08 V Akopian vs D Kokarev, 2008
Petrosian63: Akopian is really struggling lately.
   Apr-01-08 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Petrosian63: Fischer having lived in Japan, has he ever played Shogi?
   Mar-29-08 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Mar-26-08 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   Mar-25-08 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Feb-22-08 A Minasian vs V Akopian, 2008
   Feb-20-08 V Akopian vs E Safarli, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-16-08 Topalov vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-15-08 Vladimir Akopian (replies)
   Dec-04-07 Shirov vs V Akopian, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-02-07 Vladimir Malakhov (replies)
   Oct-04-07 V Akopian vs C Foisor, 2007
   Aug-25-07 Evgeny Alekseev (replies)
   Aug-04-07 Alexander Onischuk (replies)
   Jun-13-07 Candidates Match: Grischuk - Rublevsky (2007) (replies)
   Jun-13-07 Rublevsky vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Candidates Match: Ponomariov - Rublevsky (2007)
   Mar-30-07 Ruy Lopez Festival (2007) (replies)
   Mar-17-07 Tigran V Petrosian (replies)
   Feb-14-07 Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 (replies)
   Feb-08-07 Yuri L Averbakh (replies)
   Feb-04-07 Aeroflot Open (2007) (replies)
   Feb-03-07 V Akopian vs Kuzubov, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-02-07 5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007) (replies)
   Feb-01-07 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Jan-31-07 Alexey Shirov (replies)
   Dec-23-06 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-16-06 Thien Hai Dao (replies)
   Dec-07-06 David Bronstein (replies)
   Dec-05-06 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (replies)
   Nov-26-06 Smyslov vs Spassky, 1962
   Nov-12-06 Peter Svidler (replies)
   Nov-02-06 Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969) (replies)
   Oct-18-06 Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972) (replies)
   Oct-16-06 Botvinnik - Petrosian World Championship Match (1963) (replies)
   Oct-13-06 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Oct-13-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Oct-10-06 Alexander Khalifman (replies)
   Oct-10-06 S Danailov vs Kramnik, 1992 (replies)
   Oct-10-06 Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 (replies)
   Oct-08-06 Smbat Lputian (replies)
   Oct-04-06 Ivan Sokolov (replies)
   Oct-03-06 Vladimir Afromeev (replies)
   Sep-30-06 Yasser Seirawan (replies)
   Sep-24-06 Juan Corzo (replies)
   Sep-24-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-23-06 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Sep-20-06 Botvinnik - Tal World Championship Match (1960) (replies)
   Sep-17-06 Euwe - Alekhine World Championship Rematch (1937) (replies)
   Sep-15-06 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Sep-14-06 Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship Match (1908) (replies)
   Aug-26-06 Staunton Memorial (2006) (replies)
   Aug-21-06 Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-09-06 Eugen Varshavsky (replies)
   Aug-04-06 Adams vs Gelfand, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-03-06 Radjabov vs Morozevich, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-01-06 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Jul-29-06 Jobava vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-28-06 Carlsen vs A Volokitin, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-24-06 Biel Int'l Festival (2006) (replies)
   Jul-21-06 Ngoc Truongson Nguyen (replies)
   Jul-18-06 10th Petr Izmailov Memorial (2006) (replies)
   Jul-17-06 Norwegian Championship (2006) (replies)
   Jul-16-06 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Jul-14-06 Gioachino Greco (replies)
   Jul-13-06 Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-11-06 Victor Bologan (replies)
   Jul-11-06 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Jul-08-06 Sergei Tiviakov (replies)
   Jun-10-06 Arianne Caoili (replies)
   Jun-08-06 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Jun-03-06 Turin Olympiad (2006) (replies)
   May-23-06 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-22-06 Peter Leko (replies)
   May-20-06 MTel Masters (2006) (replies)
   May-11-06 Leonid Stein (replies)
   May-08-06 Harry Nelson Pillsbury (replies)
   Apr-29-06 Russian Club Cup (2006) (replies)
   Apr-28-06 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Apr-24-06 Wolfgang Unzicker (replies)
   Apr-23-06 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 (replies)
   Apr-22-06 Zoltan Almasi (replies)
   Apr-22-06 Tartakower vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1926 (replies)
   Apr-21-06 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Apr-20-06 Boris Becker (replies)
   Apr-20-06 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Apr-20-06 V Akopian vs Kasparov, 2002 (replies)
   Apr-17-06 7th European Individual Championship (2006) (replies)
   Apr-17-06 Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev (replies)
   Apr-10-06 Sergei Rublevsky (replies)
   Apr-10-06 66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   Mar-25-06 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Mar-25-06 Bologan vs Ponomariov, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-23-06 Frank Marshall (replies)
   Mar-23-06 Reuben Fine (replies)
   Mar-17-06 Ratmir Kholmov (replies)
   Mar-11-06 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   Mar-11-06 Leko vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-11-06 Morelia-Linares (2006) (replies)
   Mar-04-06 Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-24-06 Mikhail Botvinnik (replies)
   Feb-20-06 Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-19-06 Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-18-06 Aeroflot Open (2006) (replies)
   Feb-11-06 V Popov vs V Malakhov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-30-06 Etienne Bacrot (replies)
   Jan-30-06 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
   Jan-29-06 Corus Group B (2006) (replies)
   Jan-29-06 Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-27-06 Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-27-06 Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006) (replies)
   Jan-25-06 Corus Group A (2006) (replies)
   Jan-25-06 Boris Gelfand (replies)
   Jan-25-06 Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-23-06 Max Euwe (replies)
   Jan-21-06 Topalov vs Gelfand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-19-06 Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-19-06 Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-17-06 Richard Reti (replies)
   Jan-08-06 Predrag Nikolic (replies)
   Jan-07-06 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jan-01-06 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (replies)
   Dec-24-05 Evgeny Bareev (replies)
   Dec-23-05 Carlos Torre Memorial (2005) (replies)
   Dec-23-05 Fidel Castro (replies)
   Dec-22-05 Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 (replies)
   Dec-20-05 World Cup (2005) (replies)
   Dec-19-05 Russian Championship Superfinal (2005) (replies)
   Dec-18-05 Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-18-05 Aronian vs Ponomariov, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-14-05 Armenian Championship (2005) (replies)
   Dec-13-05 Aronian vs Bacrot, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-05-05 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1988 (replies)
   Nov-26-05 Efim Geller (replies)
   Nov-23-05 Geza Maroczy (replies)
   Nov-11-05 Lazaro Bruzon Batista (replies)
   Nov-11-05 World Team Championship (2005) (replies)
   Nov-07-05 Corsica Masters (2005) (replies)
   Oct-31-05 Casino de Barcelona Masters (2005) (replies)
   Oct-21-05 Asian Chess Championship (2005) (replies)
   Oct-16-05 Karabakh International (2005) (replies)
   Oct-09-05 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005) (replies)
   Oct-08-05 Anand vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-06-05 Topalov vs Leko, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-05-05 Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-04-05 J Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-02-05 Leko vs J Polgar, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-02-05 Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-30-05 Svidler vs Leko, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-30-05 Morozevich vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-28-05 J Polgar vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-28-05 Topalov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-18-05 Dutch Championship (2005) (replies)
   Sep-18-05 Albert Einstein (replies)
   Sep-17-05 Spassky vs Bronstein, 1959 (replies)
   Sep-17-05 Siegbert Tarrasch (replies)
   Sep-17-05 Savielly Tartakower (replies)
   Sep-16-05 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
   Sep-10-05 Ukrainian Championship (2005) (replies)
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