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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Mikhail Tal
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 19, Oct-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Feb-19-06  Resignation Trap: In "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal", Tal wrote: "I am now prepared to admit that in the third and fourth cycles Petrosian and I did not really play. This was a negative reaction to the practically unanimous comments in the press after our game from the second cycle [Tal vs Petrosian, 1959 ]. We had played seriously but then read the following opinion which was not exactly complimentary to us: 'Of course, Tal and Petrosian are friends; there is nothing one can do about it, all their games finish in a draw'. This angered us, and we decided: 'Right, we'll show them how to really draw without a fight!' Over the next game [this one], we spent a total of five minutes, not more."
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  Calli: Rather childish on their part. Reinforcing the prevailing opinion by actually arranging a draw hardly aided their reputations.
Mar-01-06  blingice: Not really. If the media says something that pisses them off, they should show them how big of jerks they are by annoying them.
Feb-16-12  waustad: This is the only white game by Petrosian in their first 9. Usually he had to play a fighting defense, even if some were not that long.
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