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Tigran Petrosian Chess House

Tigran Petrosyan Chess House, officially the Central House of Chess-player named after Tigran Petrosyan, is the centre of chess in Yerevan, Armenia. It was opened in 1970. 

In 1984, it was renamed after the former world chess champion Tigran Petrosyan. The architect of the triangular-shaped building was Zh. Meshcheryakova. The building from the outside and inside is designed with chess symbols. Tigran Petrosyan laid the first stone in the foundation of the building. The chess house is located on Khanjyan Street, within the Circular Park of the Kentron district and since 1971 it is home to the Yerevan chess school. 

According to many visitors, the chess house is one of the best chess centers in the world. Many great international events have been regularly held in the building, including the Tigran Petrosyan Memorial. 

In 1989, the statue of the champion Tigran Petrosyan, created by the Armenian sculptor Ara Shiraz, was erected in front of the chess house. The chess house also serves as the home of the Chess Federation of Armenia. 

The building of the chess house is listed among the historic and cultural monuments of the city of Yerevan.

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