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Tigran, Tigran, burning bright
Compiled by sleepyirv
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TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
-William Blake

Some Tigran Petrosian games that I want to keep track of.

One of His Most Famous
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Exchange Sacrifice to Hold onto the Title
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

The Four Queens Game
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman Fever
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Petrosian Believed in an Active King
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

King goes from one end to the other.
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

At his Best, You Just Can't Break Through Petrosian's Defense
Petrosian vs Stein, 1961  
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 39 moves, 1-0

Great Tactical Shot at the End
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1948  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Petrosian walks through a mating net!
Rodolfo Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Petrosian Teaches the Young Fischer a Lesson
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Retreat Game
Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1961 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

Petrosian Really Liked Letting his King Walk Around
J Diez del Corral vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C18) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 0-1

He can be Quick on the Attack Too
Petrosian vs E Nievergelt, 1954 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen Merely Threatens the Kingside to Destroy it
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

A Personal Favorite
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs A Pirtskhalava, 1947  
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs A Bykhovsky, 1968 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Petrosian Walks Over Keres
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

One of the Greatest Defensive Games of All Time
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Dunaev vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Szabo vs Petrosian, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 47 moves, 0-1

Tolush vs Petrosian, 1957 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Unstoppable Queening Pawn!
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

F Olafsson vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C16) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs H Ree, 1972 
(A26) English, 30 moves, 1-0

A Queenmate!
M Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1956 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Keres, 1952 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 36 moves, 1-0

A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1962 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Larsen Thinks He's Found a Winning Tactic- He didn't!
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 45 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gufeld, 1961 
(E70) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Similar Tactical Shot of Petrosian vs. Mecking
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1978 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Petrosian Gobbles up Space
Petrosian vs Lutikov, 1959 
(E92) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs J H Donner, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs A Bannik, 1958 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Lilienthal, 1949  
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950  
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

Benko vs Petrosian, 1959 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs L Schmid, 1961 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 31 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Tal, 1963 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs I Pogrebissky, 1949  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 28 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1968 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 51 moves, 1-0

Unstoppable pawn
V Shulman vs Petrosian, 1967 
(E77) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Kopelevic, 1942 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 24 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(A10) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs P Trifunovic, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 48 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs G Pfeiffer, 1960 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

B Andersen vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 29 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 
(A12) English with b3, 64 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(A20) English, 41 moves, 1-0

What a Draw!
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 38 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Joppen vs Petrosian, 1954 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Bisguier, 1954 
(A36) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs W Schmidt, 1972 
(A16) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

J Sefc vs Petrosian, 1957 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 96 moves, 0-1

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

Petrosian vs M Pavey, 1955 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Mecking, 1971 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs N Suer, 1962 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

ANOTHER Queenmate From the Master!
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1960 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 45 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Filip, 1962 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

An Instructive Draw
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 21 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1951 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 51 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs F Ignatiev, 1958 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

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