Armenian version of Tigran Petrosyan’s “Game of Thrones: How to win in Chess” book presented today

17/06/2019 16:25

Armenian version of Tigran Petrosyan’s “Game of Thrones: How to win in Chess” book presented today


Newmag publishing house has translated and published chess player Tigran Petrosyan’s “Game of Thrones: How to win in Chess” book.

Petrosyan worked on it from early 1980s but did not manage to complete it.

After his death the book was finalized and completed with the efforts of his widow Rona Petrosyan.

The book collects the important articles of the world chess champion, interpretation of games, coordination of steps, lectures.

World’s 13th champion Gary Kasparov wrote a prologue to the book. In his opinion Petrosyan’s works were not studied thoroughly.

The book was translated from Russian into Armenian by Armen Amirkhanyan.

Chairman of Armenia’s Chess Federation, Armenia’s third president Serzh Sargsyan was present at the event.

Addressing the present, he said that Petrosyan was the only Armenian grand master but thanks to him, currently Armenian Chess Federation has 43 grand masters.

“If those interested try to compare how many grand masters are in the world and how many of them perform under Armenian Chess Federation’s flag, they will understand that with his activity Tigran Petrosyan really changed situation in Armenia,” Serzh Sargsyan said, expressing gratitude to all who made them happy with the book.

Newmag director Artak Alexanyan said it was sad that there was Russian version of the book and was not the Armenian.

He also thanked Serzh Sargsyan as in his words, thanks to him chess became pan-national sport in Armenia. 

Alexanyan also thanked Sargsyan for his assistance in the publication of the book.
 


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