Tigran Petrosian

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Birthday
17, 1929
Birthplace
Armenia
Death Date
Aug 13, 1984 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1929
Birthplace
Armenia
Death Date
Aug 13, 1984 (55)

About

Soviet chess master who was the World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969.

Before Fame

He began formal chess training when he was 12 years old.

Trivia

He won the Soviet Championship four times (1959, 1961, 1969, and 1975) and a 2004 study recognized him as the all time hardest player to beat.

Family Life

He was born in the Soviet Union to Armenian parents.

Associated With

He was a competitor of chess master Paul Keres.