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TIGRAN PETROSIAN

  • Armenia International 
  • Formed: Feb 8, 2009
  • Tigran Petrosian was known as an"Iron Tigran." As a World Champion, Petrosian was strong in all aspects of the game; but his ability to sense tactical danger and maintain the safety of his position is what stands out when looking at his games. Petrosian was satisfied with accumulating small advantages and winning strategically. 3 World Championship Matches: 1963: Defeated Mikhail Botvinnik 12.5-9.5 (+5 -2 =15) to become World Chess Champion 1966: Defeated Boris Spassky 12.5-11.5 (+4 -3 =17) to retain World Chess Championship 1969: Lost to Spassky 12.5-10.5 (+4 -6 =13); Spassky becomes World Chess Champion Notable Accomplishments: PETROSIAN Won four Soviet Chess Championships. TIGRAN PETROSIAN Remained a Championship Candidate (or World Champion) for 10 consecutive cycles spanning 30 years. In ten Olympiad appearances spanning 139 games, lost just 1 game (+78 -1 =50) ---------------