Chess House Named After Tigran Petrosyan







Description:
Yerevan Chess House is the centre of chess sport in Yerevan, opened in 1970 and named after the former world chess champion Tigran Petrosian since 1984. The architect of the triangular-shaped building was Zhanna Meshcheryakova. Tigran Petrosian laid the first stone in the foundation of the building. Its official name is the Central House of Chess-player named after Tigran Petrosian.
The chess house is located on Khanjyan street, at the Circular (Youth) park of the Kentron district. It is home to the chess school operating since 1971.
According to many visitors, the chess house is one of the best chess centre in the world. Many great international events have been regularly held in the building, including the Tigran Petrosian Memorial. It is also the venue of the yearly domestic championship.
In 1989, the statue of the champion Tigran Petrosyan, created by the Armenian sculptor Ara Shiraz, was erected in front of the chess house.
In 2002, the Chess Academy of Armenia was opened.
The Yerevan Chess House is the home of the Chess Federation of Armenia. The Yerevan Chess House is listed among the historic and cultural monuments of the city of Yerevan.

Contacts:
Tel: +37410-554923, 570758
Web: www.armchess.am
E-mail: armchess@arminco.com
Address: Yerevan, 50 Khanjyan St.