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Boris Spassky vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966), Moscow URS, rd 15, May-16
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jan-13-07  LoveThatJoker: Tigran Petrosian - Master of Strategy.

If you don't believe me, just review this game. Fantastic draw.


Apr-05-08  Knight13: <LoveThatJoker> So what's Petrosian's "Master Strategy" in this game? How does this game prove that he's "Master of Strategy"? Most of us are beyond the levels of even understanding what Petrosian's trying to do!

And, yeah, nice draw I guess...

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  sillybilly47: Sweet game by Petrosian. I dont understand why, so much,but playing over the game one gets the sense that any mistake in the endgame would have been fatal. Great game by the champ and I agree with the first comment, a very good game deserving of study.
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  sillybilly47: I have always wondered why Spassky did not do more on the White squares in this game. One expects him to put the Bishop pair to use at any moment but it never happens.
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  sillybilly47: Petrosian gives up a passed pawn on move 41. Still manages to draw. Excellent.
Jun-09-09  AnalyzeThis: Nice game.
Jul-30-09  Artemi: What about 56. Kxd5?
Jul-30-09  kellmano: <Artemi> 56. Kxd5 Rxc6 and then the black king moves to h8 and the pawn can't promote.
Sep-30-16  Aunt Jemima: 30 Bb4 surprised me. I was expecting 30 Bd4 instead. Doesn't it seem awkward to place the bishop on b4? White goes on to lose a pawn after on c3. 35...Rxe7 was surprising too. Did black have to lose the exchange like this? Way over my head.
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