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

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Mikhail Botvinnik
"Botvinnik and Paid For" (game of the day Oct-27-2008)
Petrosian - Botvinnik World Championship Match (1963), Moscow URS, rd 5, Apr-01
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights. Burille Variation (D94)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 39 times; par: 88 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 30 more Petrosian/Botvinnik 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
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 5 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Apr-11-13  Rick11: First succes for Whites : the "" pawn of Botvinnik is isolated; in fact I think the most important mistake was to exchange his Bishop again the Knight of Petrossian that will be the "king" of chessboard...with the help of White's King himself !
Apr-11-13  Rick11: 24.b5 !
Apr-11-13  Rick11: 33...,Rh1 ?? For me, the principal reason of Botvinnik's lost, he had the ultimate possibility to exchange his poor bishop against the knight of his opponent. So, 33...,BxN3 ! was the last chance to save this five game of the match. The rest of the game is a lesson of strategy, a very great game. In fact, one of my favorite's games ever played in the history of chess. No stonish moves, but the better lesson of strategy for any player ! N.B. : Petrossian played two games in witch he demonstrate his very great talent of tactician !! Let's never forget this two other games, one with each colour. In 1963, a belgium's player wroted, in a newspaper, that this match was without interest ! What a pity !
Apr-11-13  Rick11: In my first note,one must read : "was NOT to exchange..." Sorry !
Mar-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  maxi: Botvinnik's move 33...Rh1? bothers me. He was an excellent endgame player. I find it hard to understand how he could miss a chance of exchanging his sorry Bishop for the wonderful Knight. After 34.Ne4 Black is cooked and served.
May-25-14  Ulhumbrus: Black's c pawn becomes a target instead of a weapon. This suggests that Black has to get ready for White's thrust b4 by ...a6 and ...b5
Jun-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Quite early in the game white plays 17.♘c3:e4


click for larger view

That knight makes two quick excursions to d2 and c3, but both times quickly goes back to e4. When Petrosian eventually plays 46.Ng5...


click for larger view

...the game is very nearly over.

Dec-30-14  Ulhumbrus: Perhaps after 12 Ke2 White's potential threat is not just the move (which Kasparov has indicated) Ne4 by itself but the pair of moves Ne4 and b4 against Black's c pawn
Jan-12-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: Cold War Misha almost outlived Bobby Fischer. He must have ate his vegetables and laid off the vodka.>

Huh??? Botwinnik died in 1995, Fischer in 2008. Yet Botwinnik "almost outlived" Bobby?

I guess it depends on your definition of "almost"

Mar-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Just think: how much could you get by predicting that the new champion would win his first game of the match with his king on the adverse king's castling square?
Mar-02-15  1d410: What an irrelevant pun.
Apr-04-15  CMDMB: Amazing how Petrosian is able to capitalize on the slightest edge. Next time you don't think it's worth it to press for the win in a "drawish" position, draw inspiration from this! Grinding out such a win demonstrates awesome and masterful technique.
Apr-26-15  ToTheDeath: Petrosian takes full advantage of his slightly better pawn structure and slightly more active king to wear Botvinnik down. In the hands of a real player small edges can be nursed into big ones.
Apr-26-15  Howard: If I'm not mistaken, Petrosian called this one of the best games of his entire career.

When he died, in 1984, Chess Life showed one game of his---this one !

May-29-16  mykescofield: what's wrong with 19...Nxa2?
May-29-16  User not found: <mykescofield: what's wrong with 19...Nxa2?>

20. Ra1 ..Nb4 .Rxa7 or even BxN first leaving blacks pawns doubled up and his DSB unable to move whites b pawn anyway.

Nov-28-16  paavoh: <<Next time you don't think it's worth it to press for the win in a "drawish" position, draw inspiration from this!>> Exactly true!

What economy of forces covering so many squares with so few pieces. The White King was a power tool, compared to the diverted Black Rook, buzzing through the position.

Jan-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: The Black pieces are unable to stop the White King from strolling up the board, and being in the perfect position for a pawn endgame, once all of the pieces are exchanged.
Oct-11-17  Toribio3: King walk! Patience is one of the virtue of Petrosian.
Feb-25-18  tgyuid: well, if the rock of troy says this is his best game am i going to argue....
Feb-25-18  tgyuid: 8.d5, i like; i think e6 as response is a little too encouraging;; i might have chosen Nbe7, after which further advance can be met with e5 and a queens fiancetto....
Feb-25-18  tgyuid: Nbd7 is even more effective....
Feb-25-18  tgyuid: mobilise while the bishop is blunt, i say; as it is black enters an awkward endgame where everything is just sort of wrong
Apr-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  yiotta: If I were negotiating odds from Petrosian, I would start by prohibiting king walks exceeding two squares. And no exchange sacs! Make him play chess like a real person!
Apr-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: That isn't what I should call odds; sounds more like you want to hamstring the poor bugger to me! (laughs)
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 5)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 5 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, 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, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


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, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
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?]
tedster's favorite games set 2
by tedster
From an 'even' position that is completely won
from The king as an extra piece by xombie
Strategy Models
by ALL
G57
from P.H.Clarke: Petrosian's Best games by setuhanu01
Fischer notes to Grunfeld
from Petrosian vs the Elite by e4Newman
Grnfeld
by gmann
The epic K march! Iron Tiger scratches win out of nowhere
from Petrosian's unbelievable mastery by arsen387
Fusilli's favorite games
by Fusilli
Interesting Games
by boston02
Gruenfeld Games
by Zhbugnoimt
Yet another example of Petrosian's fighting king
from Crouching Tigran by Jersey Joe
World Championship, Moscow RUS 1963 Round #5
from Favorite Games from (1960-1979) by wanabe2000
ShugaBooga's favorite games
by ShugaBooga
Game 35
from Miroslav Filip - All World Is Learning From Them by nakul1964
The Continuation of Best Games Ever
by dull2vivid
Petrosian
by mneuwirth
endgame study
from Queen's pawn games by freeman8201
Petrosian -- "The Counterpunching Iron Eel"
from Grandmasters of Chess by SamAtoms1980
World Championship Game #5
from WCC Index [Botvinnik-Petrosian 1963] by Suenteus Po
Kevin's Collection
by kevinludwig
plus 140 more collections (not shown)


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 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC