|Jan-25-17|| ||Zenchess: This match deserves to be better known. In spite of Korchnoi's margin, the reality is that Petrosian missed either outright wins (especially games 4 & 5) or chances to secure an advantage in every single game from 3 to 7. The one game where Korchnoi completely outplays Petrosian is game 9. I've never seen a match where one side had so many chances to put the other side away and couldn't do it.|
|Jan-25-17|| ||ZonszeinP: Petrosian found it very hard to play Korchnoi in the last years.
Not from the purely chess aspect,
|Jan-25-17|| ||Petrosianic: All the Soviets did. Losing to Korchnoi meant unpleasant repercussions at home. But another factor is that Petrosian was in his 50's when this match was played, while Korchnoi, though almost as old, was at his peak.|
|Jan-25-17|| ||perfidious: It was a far different kettle of fish for Petrosian, once he was sacked as editor of <64>, no longer the doyen of the Soviet chess press, and bottom rail was on top in his matches with Korchnoi, the more so after the latter defected.|
|Jan-25-17|| ||ZonszeinP: It was indeed quite different with Petrosian.
They used to be friends in the past.
Ended up kicking each other's legs under the table while playing...
|Jan-25-17|| ||Howard: Wow! Five comments on this match in just one day! I, too, have felt this match deserves to be better remembered.|
Petrosian, by the way, also missed a win in Game 7, according to the Informant.
Also, Korchnoi apparently missed an almost certain win in Game 1.
|Jan-25-17|| ||ZonszeinP: Чwhat a pity
The last chance Petrosian had to prove he was (always) a better player than Korchnoi
|Jan-25-17|| ||offramp: It is very sad that Petrosian died so young, at 55. His knowledge of chess was so comprehensive that I can imagine him, like Smyslov, reaching a Candidate's Final in his 60s.|
|Jan-25-17|| ||ZonszeinP: A genius!|
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