|Oct-17-02|| ||pferd: A pferd pfavourite. Petrosian must have taken his Spassky pills that morning. Petrosian uses his Queen like a crowbar to break up Smyslov's kingside. Check out moves 19, 20, and 21. |
|Oct-17-02|| ||drukenknight: speaking of that there is a game, a sicilian, where PEtrosian sacks his Q vs Keres and goes onto win. He mentions it in the notes to the PIatagorsky Cup 1966, I'll see if its in the data base. THere are a lot of games missing in the data base, no? |
|Oct-19-02|| ||Danilomagalhaes: Atacking and attacking. Doesnīt he get tired of this? Of course not! Itīs chess! |
|Jul-28-04|| ||Jesuitic Calvinist: Wonderful. Petrosian made it look so easy. |
|Aug-17-04|| ||notyetagm: Wow, <tremendous> attacking game by Petrosian. Beautiful use of the Queen (18 a4, 19 e4, 20 g4, and 21 h3) to induce weaknesses in the castled king position, establishing a pre-condition for an attack on the enemy king. |
|Oct-26-04|| ||vonKrolock: <28...e5> or 28...Kd7 29.Rd1+ Bd6 30.Qg3! e5 and White has a choice between (a) 31.Ne5 Ne5 32.Be5 Qd4! (a nice coup) 33.Bd4 (best) Bg3 34.hg3 etc; or (b) 31.Be5 Nd4! (again the same theme!) 32.Qh3! Qe6! (best) 33.Qe6 Ne6 34.Bd6 etc |
|Nov-15-04|| ||Bobak Zahmat: If Black had played 26. ... Qxh3 and choose for queen trade instead of taken the bishop it would hold longer it's defense and almost a equal position I think. |
|Jan-22-05|| ||Hesam7: I do not agree <Bobak Zahmat>. After
26...xh3 27.xe6+ e8 28.gxh3 White wins the g6-pawn (since the Black rook is under attack) then White's pawn queens. I think Black opted for the more complicated line since the above line is obviously lost. |
|Jun-21-05|| ||aw1988: This is a wonderful game. Check out Petrosian's queen making weaknesses in black's camp.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||KingG: Yes, very impressive use of the Queen.|
|Mar-20-06|| ||CapablancaFan: "The case of the runaway pawn." Petrosian makes some strong power moves with his queen in this game to induce weaknesses in black's camp. First his queen hits the queenside, the middle of the board, then the kingside! Smyslov weakens his kingside just enough, and a lone pawn strikes out for the promise land. The final position says it all, with a pawn on the seventh rank, Smyslov realizes it just dosen't matter that he has the bishop pair and resigns.|
|Mar-21-06|| ||goldenbear: Wow. What a genius! Seems to me (although I dont have a program) that 11.Bxc5 is correct. If 12.Bb5+, then Ke7! and I prefer Black.|
|Mar-21-06|| ||CapablancaFan: Notice the non-chalant bishop sacrafice after 26.exf5. All that mattered to Petrosian was pushing his pawn.|
|Aug-18-06|| ||rjsolcruz: i don't have the chernev book and i wish that somebody would post the original annotaions of chernev on this and the other games.|
|Aug-27-06|| ||acirce: Petrosian indeed makes it look very easy to punish Black's extravagant queen adventures.|
18.Qa4 he calls <A simple move, but one of murderous strength>.
|Aug-27-06|| ||euripides: <Black's extravagant queen adventures.> I think they all stem from one dodgy move: 10...Qxd5, though perhaps Black could have tried 11...bxc5. White's play from moves 11-17 is the finest case of exploiting a small advantage in development that I know; by move 17, White has no piece beyond the third rank, and Black is doomed.|
|Aug-27-06|| ||acirce: Yeah, I was thinking about labelling 10..Qxd5 dubious, but I think it's playable - it was played later by Karpov as well as Andersson. It's in combination with 11..Qxc5 it really looks suspect. I agree - very fine play here, aesthetically pleasing and instructive too.|
|Nov-14-07|| ||arsen387: yeah Petrosian is a genius!! Fantastic demolition of the next world champion by Iron Tigran. Rarely u could see such attacks by Petrosian but when he calculated an attack nobody can stop it.|
|Nov-15-07|| ||arsen387: <Fantastic demolition of the <next> world champion by Iron Tigran> I meant previous world champion|
|Oct-27-08|| ||wweiss: If 27...Kxg6 then 28. Rxe6+Kf7 29. Qf5+ Ke8 30. Qg6+ Kd7 31. Rxc6 Bxc6 32. Ne5+ with a fork on the king and queen.|
|Nov-28-08|| ||Everett: Here is Smyslov paying him back.
Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1967
|Mar-29-10|| ||Nezhmetdinov: My old book of Petrosian's games, By Alberic O'Kelly de Galway has notably eccentric titles for the games with odd little essays (you know the sort, David Bronstein wrote the best ones) as introductions to each one. He this one is: "The Field-Marshall's baton", which is what he imagines the pawn receiving on its accession to Queen-hood.
It is embarrassing but endearing.
I love Petrosian.
|Mar-29-10|| ||Boomie: 27...Kxg6 28. Rxe6+ Kf7 29. Rxc6 and black can't avoid the loss of material because of the knight fork on e5. This nice resource is the point of 27. fxg6+.|
|Feb-13-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Boomie> Good observation!|