Yerevan Chess House
Yerevan Chess House (Armenian: Տիգրան Պետրոսյանի անվան Շախմատիստի Կենտրոնական Տուն) is the centre of chess sport in Yerevan, Armenia, 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 centres 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.
The Yerevan Chess House publishes the "Shakhmatayin Hayastan" weekly (Armenian: Շախմատային Հայաստան, meaning Chess in Armenia) since 1972.
In 2002, the Chess Academy of Armenia was opened.
The Yerevan Chess House is listed among the historic and cultural monuments of the city of Yerevan.
- Chess in Armenia
- Chess Federation of Armenia
- Armenian Chess Championship
- List of Armenian chess players
- Sport in Armenia