Tigran Petrosian | Chess Player

Tigran Petrosian | Chess Player

Name Tigran Petrosian
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1929-06-17
Place of Birth Armenia
Age 55 yrs
Death Date 1984-08-13
Birth Sign Gemini

About Tigran Petrosian

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

Early Life of Tigran Petrosian

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


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.