But just three years after defeating Tigran Petrosian
in 1969 for the ultimate chess crown, Spassky lost to the enigmatic Bobby Fischer in what was the 'match of the century'.
Wang beat GM Tigran Petrosian
of Armenia in 64 moves of a Guico Piano.
The 25-year-old chess pro aroused suspicion when his Armenian opponent Tigran Petrosian
wondered why he needed the toilet quite so much.
Armenian Grandmaster Tigran Petrosian
, whom Nigalidze was playing in the sixth-round encounter at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club, told Rahim he thought his opponent was using an electronic device.
Players Gaioz Nigalidze (Georgia), Tigran Petrosian
(Armenia), and Vladimir Onischyuk (Ukraine), who scored 7 points, became the winners of the tournament.
Botvinnik was 52 at the end of his third stint as world champion when he was beaten by Tigran Petrosian
, then 34.
Just for the fun of it Googling a runner Petrosian 5.30 Wolverhampton The world chess champion from 1963 until 1969, the Armenian-born Tigran Petrosian
's style was characterised by sound defensive strategies - in stark contrast to his contemporary Mikhail Tal.
Volume III covers the reigns of Tigran Petrosian
who was the ninth world champion and Boris Spassky the tenth.
Abu Dhabi: GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan of Armenia beat compatriot IM Tigran Petrosian
in the penultimate round to grab solo lead with seven points in the FISU World University Chess Championship at the Khalidiya Palace Raihaan by Rotana in Abu Dhabi.
Armenian grandmaster Tigran Petrosian
said: "Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet.
Fedoseev and 21 others share the early lead in the 9-round Swiss System tournament among 48 players from 17 countries, namely GMs Samvel Ter Sahakyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan and Tigran Petrosian
of Armenia, GM Pavel Ponkratov and IM Nikita Matinian of Russia, GM Pouya Idani, IM Amirreza Pourramezanali and Nima Javanbakht of Iran, IM Daniel Sadzikowski and Piotr Brodowski of Poland, IM Mikos Roganovic and Milos Stankovic of Serbia, IM Nico Georgiadis and Emanuel Schiendorfer of Swtizerland, IM Lou Yiping of China, IM Tamas Petenyi of Slovakia, Aliosa Tomazini of Slovenia and Badamdorj Ariunbuuver of Mongolia.
Jobava turned back the English Opening of Tigran Petrosian
in 37 moves with an unstoppable queening pawn to occupy the third place while Rapport essayed a Queen's pawn opening against Dariusz Swiercz and won in 72 moves.