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!)
Miguel Najdorf vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 6, Sep-08
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Simagin Variation (E62)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 7 times; par: 50 [what's this?]

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 14 more Najdorf/Petrosian games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-05-05  Shadow 812: This first encounter was Najdorf's only win against Petrosian, it is curious that he never managed to defeat Petrosian again during their next 13 games, that left Pet with a score of 6-1 in his favour!!
Mar-27-07  stanleys: 12...c5 was considered by Bronstein (I believe) as "a serious positional mistake" ;in fact it takes the c5 square from the knight and black could not obtain any counterplay on the queenside

Black played better in the following game:Najdorf vs Geller, 1953

Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Thanks for sharing, stanleys. Not easy to see that 12...c5 is bad, but after seeing the rest of the game, it becomes clear.
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: 6..Nc6 was relatively new at the time this game was played. It seems to me that using a tempo with 8 h3 to win the two bishops seems a bit slow. 8 d5 and 8 Be3 are alternatives. After 12 Bg2 Najdorf had moved his king bishop five times and exchanged a center pawn for the black b pawn. Najdorf felt that he had an advantage with the two bishops but that seems debatable. 12..c5? worked poorly as that square should have been reserved for a knight. This game was played in the sixth round; in the twenty-eighth round Geller played 12..Rb4 against Najdorf and won. Petrosian sacrificed a pawn with 22..Qf5?! to attempt to get some counterplay but this just led to a quick defeat.
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, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Round Six, Game 42
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by TigerTiger
Round Six, Game 42
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by Atsa
Don Miguel
by policrates
Round Six, Game 42
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by suenteus po 147
Game 42
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by Qindarka
Round Six, Game 42
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by TigerTiger
Game 92
from Think Like a Grandmaster (Kotov) by Qindarka
Think Like a Grandmaster(continuation)
by StuporMoundi
Round Six, Game 42
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by JoseTigranTalFischer
Round Six, Game 42
from WCC Zurich 1953 by Pawn N Hand
Miguel Najdorf
by blues66

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 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC