Tigran Petrosian's new monument Print
Wednesday, 02 November 2005 00:00

A new monument to the 9th World Chess Champion Tigran Petrosian was opened in Aparan, one of the Armenian cities.
At the same time the central square of Aparan was named after Petrosian.
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A new monument to the 9th World Chess Champion Tigran Petrosian was opened in Aparan, one of the Armenian cities.
At the same time the central square of Aparan was named after Petrosian.

On this occasion FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, World Champions Boris Spassky, Garry Kasparov, Veselin Topalov sent their greetings and congratulations to the organizers.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's greetings to Petrosian's new monument opening

On behalf of FIDE I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your decision to immortalize the memory of the 9th World Champion Tigran Petrosian.

Petrosian is a real chess giant for all of us, an exceptional talent, who had conquered the hearts of chess fans with the wonderful unforgettable play style. It's furthermore pleasant to realize that the monument and square in the center of Aparan will always remind of the real roots of the great Armenian son, the chess genius.

I express my acknowledgement to the authorities of Republic of Armenia, citizens of the city of Aparan, architects and sculptors, workers and sponsors, to all who participated in this thankful undertaking.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President

 
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