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Petrosian teaches you how to play chess
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35 Bxe6+! Petrosian knows that blockaders do not defend
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's knights run amok after a Bxf7+! sacrifice
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 21 moves, 1-0

Petrosian nearly plays an immortal game
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

Unbelievably brilliant king attack by Petrosian
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Petrosian playing his favorite Torre Attack
Petrosian vs F Olafsson, 1962 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Anatoly Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's two(!) exchange sacrifices produce an easy win
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's c8-bishop is never developed, Tal loses in 27 moves
Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

30 - Rc4! Petrosian again sacrifices exchange for passed pawns
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Petrosian defeats KID expert Stein with the Petrosian System
Petrosian vs Stein, 1961  
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 39 moves, 1-0

Have the better pawn structure? Trade down to endgame.
Petrosian vs Nezhmetdinov, 1949 
(C46) Three Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Instructive bishop ending
V Tarasov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

Petrosian plays great zwischenzug 23 Rd6! after 22 ... NxBg2?
Petrosian vs N Sorokin, 1944 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Petrosian gain control of the light squares, wins easily
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Hort, 1972 
(A13) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Smilga vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

Petrosian demonstrates the "Importance of Structure" (Stean)
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

25 Nd2xc4? Qa5-c7! Petrosian pins along newly opened c-file
Szabo vs Petrosian, 1953 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 39 moves, 0-1

23 Qd3xa6!! tactical fireworks after a positional masterpiece
Petrosian vs Psakhis, 1982 
(A17) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Petrosian uses the Samisch to defeat Uhlmann's KID
Petrosian vs Uhlmann, 1968 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1-0

"aesthetic aggregation of force in the centre" -- Keene
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(A20) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Petrosian plays the 5 Bg5 line against the Grunfeld (Palliser)
Petrosian vs Krogius, 1959 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 41 moves, 1-0

Petrosian wins an instructive two bishops endgame versus B+N
Petrosian vs Gurgenidze, 1956 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 47 moves, 1-0

Petrosian just goes nuts with his knights on moves 31-36
Furman vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

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