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|Oct-17-06|| ||nikolajewitsch: <After failing to dethrone him in 1966, Spassky described Petrosian as, "first and foremost a stupendous tactician.">|
Interesting that Spassky already acknowledged that quality of Petrosian. I remember a statement by Kramnik, pointing out that Petrosian's defense skills required a high level of tactic calculation and that hence the often found charakterization of him as a purely positional player is misleading (or simply wrong) but i always thought that Petrosian's contemporaries had thought of him as exactly that. Ummhh, maybe they were smarter than we think back then....
|Oct-17-06|| ||RookFile: I think truer words were never spoken about Petrosian. To play the way he did, you better be awesome in your calculation skills.|
|Oct-18-06|| ||positionalgenius: All of these games are good.Its one of the best matches ever.|
|Oct-18-06|| ||AdrianP: Kasparov also has some very complimentary things to say about Petrosian's tactical ability (particularly in connection with defence), having got in his first two games (I think) against Petrosian what he thought were completely winning positions, only to have them turned around by a series of only moves from Petrosian.|
|Oct-19-06|| ||JointheArmy: <The match took place in Moscow between April 9 and June 9, 1996. After the full 24 games, Petrosian defended his title of World Chess Champion. > 1996? lol.|
|Oct-19-06|| ||chancho: I like this one.
<Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966;
|Oct-19-06|| ||suenteus po 147: <chancho> I'll see your preference and raise you mine: Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966|
|Nov-19-06|| ||thegoodanarchist: Petrosian seems to make more exchange sacrifices than any other WC. At least, that is my initial impression.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||Ziggurat: <Petrosian seems to make more exchange sacrifices than any other WC. At least, that is my initial impression.>|
Yes, he is famous for it, and Kasparov devoted a section to this in On My Great Predecessors II.
|Nov-19-06|| ||acirce: Mihail Marin has a chapter dedicated to Petrosian's exchange sacrifices in his excellent, highly interesting and instructive <Learn from the Legends>.|
|Jan-26-07|| ||Open Defence: <if not to the manor born, Spassky was certainly to the gracious manner born> <suenteus po> did you write the intro above ?|
|Dec-28-07|| ||armtwister: My Top 30 BEST chess players of all time!!
1.Robert James Fischer
2.Garry Kimovich Kasparov
3.Jose Raul Capablanca
4.Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine
5.Anatoly Yevegenavich Karpov
6.Micheal Nekhemiavich Tal
8.Micheal Moiseevich Bottvinnik
9.Boris Veselevich Spassky
10.Tigren Varatanovich Petrosian
12.Vesely Veselevich Smyslov
13.Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik
14.Paul Charles Morphy
17.Akiba Kielowicz Rubinstein
21.Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi
23.Efim Petrovich Geller
24.Bent Jorgen Larsen
25.David Ionovich Bronstein
26.Harry Nelson Pillsbury
27.Lev Abramovich Polugayevsky
30.Samuel Herman Reshevsky
|Dec-28-07|| ||RookFile: Those look like good names, although of course you can argue about the order.|
|Dec-28-07|| ||docofthree: you seem to favor contemporary players , morphy and even steintz i think should be much higher.|
|Dec-28-07|| ||slomarko: <armtwister> is it only my impression or are you spamming every page with your crappy list?|
|Dec-28-07|| ||Shams: <is it only my impression or are you spamming every page with your crappy list?> when you go to the trouble to look up all those middle names, you want exposure.|
|Dec-28-07|| ||slomarko: you mean exposure as in being kicked off CG for blatantly breaking posting guideline 2? and more importantly where is Morozevich's middle name?|
|Dec-28-07|| ||talisman: <armtwister>mister, it would be a crime not to find leonid stein in his prime on your list in your mind.|
|Dec-29-07|| ||apple pi: <talisman> NICE!!!
<armtwister> Surprised Nimzo didn't make it, glad to see Tarrasch on the list!
|Oct-16-08|| ||hovik2003: <slomarko> is right, this dude is all over with his personal declarations, and by the way it is a crime to put David Bronstein on 25th spot when he deserves to be ranked higher, and putting Petrosian bellow Botvinik and Spassky when he trashed both of this guys in a real (and not in imaginary pipedream) world championship match games!|
|Mar-02-09|| ||talisman: as spassky shows petrosian the pick and roll, in petrosian's biddie basketball office, petrosian is heard to say, "did you hear koufax and drysdale are holding out together for more money?".|
|Mar-03-09|| ||khursh: The term <best> is very vague here. <best> in what? So such lists will always raise debates. I prefer giving different adjectives to players. For example Fischer is the most <surprising> champion for me. No one expected that any chessplayer can play and win like Fischer did.
Kasparov is the most <dominant> player, etc.|
However, I wish to see a list of bests based on <achievement> + <contribution to chess> + <dominance>.
|Mar-03-09|| ||ewan14: How did Petrosian trash Spassky ?|
|Apr-15-09|| ||alshatranji: "if not to the manor born". Do you mean "not to the manner born"? Or you actually referring to the British sitocm? And what does the phrase actually mean in reference to Spassky?|
|Dec-30-09|| ||Marmot PFL: The first champion in 32 years to win a match as champion.|
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