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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's get you pieces to their best squares quickly.. and hence if you have to move a piece twice in the opening 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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