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Tigran Petrosian His Life and Games

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Tigran Petrosian (1929-1984) was World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969 and was one of the strongest players in the world throughout his lengthy career. Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980). He won the world championship in 1963 by defeating Botvinnik, successfully defended it in 1966 ag ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Ishi Press (first published October 1st 2009)
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James
Mar 13, 2012 James rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Chess aficionados
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Tigran Petrosian, the Iron Tigran, is undoubtably one of the greatest defensive chess grand masters of all time. His tenure as World Champion for six years gave credence to his unique style and temperament as a true fighting one. He was brilliant yet understated, daring yet underestimated, powerful yet humble. His play was an art, a science, and a way of life; and this book shows all of these qualities beautifully.


Mr. Vasiliev's expertly navigates through Petrosian's personal and professional li

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