chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Mikhail Botvinnik vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Botvinnik - Petrosian World Championship Match (1963), Moscow URS, rd 14, Apr-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 12 times; par: 99 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 30 more Botvinnik/Petrosian games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-18-04  HOTDOG: 9.Bd3 (9.Nf3 Nbd7 10.Bd3 Nb6 11.Qc2 Nc4 12.Kf1 Nd6 is equal,Botvinnik-Petrosian 1963,17. of the match) 11.Kf1 (11.0-0!? h5! 12.g5 Ne4 and Black is better)
14...Nd7 (14...Ne4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Bxe4 f5 17.gxf5 Bxf5 18.Qd3) 15.Qc2! (prevents Nd7-b6-c4)
16.f3! (16.g5? Nh5! 17.Bxh7+ Kh8 and the attack is finished) 18.Rae1! (18.Bxf6 Qxf6 19.Bxh7+ Kh8 and Black has the initiative) 20...Nd7? (20...Qd6 =)
28.Nb2! (the Knight tries to go on the e5 square)
33.g5! (now the dark squares of Black are weak)
37...Qxg5+? (better resistance with 37...Kg7 38.Nf4 Kf7 39.Kg3)
Mar-21-08  Knight13: <11. Kf1> If 11. O-O Black can play stuff like ...Nxg4 followed by ...bxg4 threatening ...cxd4 exd4 Nxd4.
Jul-11-08  tomfoolery: <Knight13> What do you suggest black does after 11. O-O Nxg4 12. hxg4 Bxg4 13. Be2?
Jul-17-12  Ulhumbrus: After 44 Ke5 Botvinnik is playing with an extra king.
Jul-17-12  RookFile: This is an accurate description. What is the playing strength of a king? 3 points or something? Whatever it is, black was basically a piece down, when viewed this way.
Jul-17-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @rookfile

although ascribing a numerical value to the king is frowned on (you lose the game if you lose the king!), I have seen it written the king is almost worth 5 (ie. a rook) in the endgame.

Jun-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: There is a slight puzzle for me in this game.

White plays 14.exd4 and black plays 14...Nf6-d7.


click for larger view

Now white plays 15.Qd1-c2 with the obvious threat to h7. One thing Petrosian disliked doing was moving the pawns in front of his king. So rather than playing ....h6 or ....g6 he goes back with the knight. 15.Nd7-f6.


click for larger view

The game continues in a normal sort of way. White plays 19.♖e1:e5,


click for larger view

...And now black plays 19....g7-g6.


click for larger view

This game was Petrosian's only loss after game 1. Petrosian won the next game.

Jun-13-14  Olavi: Well, at least there is no black squared bishop anymore to use those holes on the kingside. Petrosian was always a very undogmatic player. :-)
Jun-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: < Olavi: Well, at least there is no black squared bishop anymore... >

Brilliant. That's it. It's obvious now you point it out. Thanks!

Feb-26-18  tgyuid: 12.Kg2; worth a pawn
Feb-26-18  tgyuid: 16.f3; we are enlightened;; the employ of a reubenstein attack yet based on superior foundation
Mar-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  SpaceRunner: King value when in endgame a bit more than a knight = 3.5

Less than Steinitz suggested :
4 points!

Lasker was brilliant to activate the king at the right time -especially in th WC matches against none other than Steinitz !!

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Botvinnik!
from My 50 Years in Chess Compiled by parisattack by fredthebear
Mikhail Botvinnik's Best Games
by dcruggeroli
Game 71
from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (2) by nakul1964
Game 127
from Das Schachgenie Botwinnik (Suetin) by Chessdreamer
Match Botvinnik!
by chessgain
The QGD/Slav/Semi-Slav by Zhbugnoimt
by fredthebear
Strategic Advantages
from Positional Chess Handbook II by isfsam
Game 71
from On My Great Predecessors 2 (Kasparov) by isfsam
Game 26
from Learn from the Legends (Marin) by Qindarka
Strategic Advantages
from Positional Chess Handbook II by Del ToRo
Game 48
from Move by Move - Botvinnik (Lakdawala) by Qindarka
Queen's Gambit Declined
by KingG
SamalAlmaty's favorite games
by SamalAlmaty
Strategic Advantages
from Positional Chess Handbook II by monopole2313
The 3...Be7 move order 1.D4 D5 2.C4 E6 3.NC3 BE7 4.CXD5 EXD
from Playing the Queen's Gambit by Inlandmoon
The QGD/Slav/Semi-Slav
by Zhbugnoimt
My Great Predecessors by Garry Kasparov
by LionHeart40
Positional Themes
by Del ToRo
Match Botvinnik!
by amadeus


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC