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Egon Joppen vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Belgrade (1954), Belgrade YUG, rd 11, Nov-??
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1
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May-16-06  TylerD: Chernev writes about this game: "Petrosian's opening play violates - in this game - every principle in the book - yet he manages to reduce his opponent to helplessness easily and painlessly! The entire game is one of the most amazing i have ever seen!" One must agree. Go through it, it is worth it!
May-17-06  TylerD: Come on people, say something, this game is grand!...
May-17-06  goldenbear: If there were no rooks and no pawn at c4, Black would still be winning easily in the final position.
May-17-06  TylerD: goldenbear: thank you, finally someone saying something about this game which is one my favorites!
May-18-06  Open Defence: this is a favourite Petrosyan technique ... keep the center closed and get a better end game where a ♘ or the ♔ swallows up the pawns... here though he had the ♗ instead... most see the opening principles in the wrong light... instead of get your pieces out quickly..it's get you pieces to their best squares quickly.. and hence if you have to move a piece twice in the opening ..do so!! amazing game...
May-18-06  PivotalAnorak: Petrosian is one of my fav players, but then, Joppen isn't exactly a top-notch opponent...
Feb-10-18  Howard: This game was just featured in the most recent issue of Chess Life. Personally, I'd never heard of this one before...despite being a diehard Petrosian fan.
Feb-10-18  Retireborn: <Howard> In contrast, this is one of the first Petrosian games I saw, because (as <TylerD> notes) Chernev included it in one of his books (I think it was called The Chess Companion or suchlike.)

That book had a whole selection of Petrosian's games, entitled Chernev-style the Amazing Genius of Petrosian.

Feb-18-18  Howard: Just looked at Clarke's book of Petrosian's best games (from about 1945-1963), and this game is not included it turns out.
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