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Tigran Petrosian
Compiled by yiotta
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Always thinking!

Fischer notes are very complimentary,
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

What, me worry? (2exchange sacs)
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

P beating the Torre Attack
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Nice try Tigran; Tal was best this day.
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

What, me worry? Going for a king walk.
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Nerves of steel.
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Petrosian exercises his king again, and ends on g8!
Rodolfo Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

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

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

K Langeweg vs Petrosian, 1973 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 51 moves, 0-1

for the game AND the kibitzing
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Similar finish to Petrosian vs Spassky 1966
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

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

nice trap of the W Q
Filip vs Petrosian, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

another king walk
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

another king walk
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

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

Well worth some study
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Keres taken out to the deep end
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

The King IS a fighting piece
P Dubinin vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 0-1

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

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

It all seems so natural, so easy, so logical...
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Ultra-logical Tigran!
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Gufeld couldn't land a punch.
Petrosian vs Gufeld, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

A Queen sac for initiative.
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 in a real brawl .
Gufeld vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Ending Bobby's 20 game win streak!
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

+9=8-1 with the Old Indian !
V Kovacevic vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 50 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Estrin, 1968 
(A21) English, 26 moves, 1-0

also in French collection, the opening is terrific!
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

31...a5!
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1952 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 46 moves, 0-1

Another king walk
Petrosian vs J Kozma, 1958 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

When to abandon dogma
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 69 moves, 0-1

Patience is the key (plus a clever trap)
Petrosian vs Saidy, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Sense of danger? Not infallible.
Petrosian vs Kotov, 1952 
(B50) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Estrin, 1956
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Petrosian does it again! & White collapses
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Nearing the end...
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

What can I say?
Bisguier vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 0-1

Spassky really admired this game.
Petrosian vs Bisguier, 1954 
(A36) English, 46 moves, 1-0

"...in romantic mode"
Petrosian vs Suetin, 1960 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Patient and implacable
Petrosian vs Lutikov, 1961 
(E92) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Beating the Reti made simple
I Livshin vs Petrosian, 1964 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Whew! Chess is hard.
Petrosian vs Suetin, 1954 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 40 moves, 1-0

More pep in his step...
Petrosian vs Anatoly Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Some imagination (Bxf7+!)
Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Sax, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

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