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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Nukhim N Rashkovsky
USSR Championship (1976), Moscow URS, rd 9, Dec-09
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77)  ·  1-0
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Oct-23-07  armis: A model game by white how to handle Fischer's 11. ...♘h5
Oct-23-07  jackpawn: A very nice crush by Mr. Petrosian!
Dec-18-07  HOTDOG: according to Mikhail Marin,after 21.g3?! and 22.Ne3?! Black is better,but then he made the decisive mistake 22...a3?
Sep-16-11
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  Domdaniel: According to Tony Miles, Rashkovsky once beat Petrosian "in 20 moves with Black" -- does anyone know more about this game?
Sep-16-11
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  Domdaniel: The plot thickens. It seems Rashkovsky was joint winner of a Spartak tournament in 1974, finishing ahead of Petrosian and crushing him in their individual game. The soviet authorities suppressed the tournament scores due to embarrassment - Rashkovsky was not yet even an IM.

The games are still missing from the main databases that I've checked, though maybe Rusbase has them by now.

<“You are absolutely correct regarding the games of Tigran Petrosian. In 1974 the Team Championship of the Spartak Sports Society among the Republics (in sports, Moscow and Leningrad were always given Republic status) was held in Moscow. On board one, first place with 5˝ points out of 7 was shared by Naum Rashkovsky and myself, and Tigran took only third place with 5 points. Moreover, with white he was beaten in crushing style in 20-odd moves by Rashkovsky.
Immediately after the Championship he (it is rumoured) requested that this game should not be published in Shakhmatny Bulletin; later he altogether excluded this tournament from his list of appearances, and Shekhtman explained to me that he did not include the tournament, so as to fulfil his wishes.>

Sep-16-11  Shams: That seems unusually small behavior for Petrosian.
Sep-16-11
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  Domdaniel: Petrosian was editor of '64', the main Russian chess publication. It made only a passing reference to the event (the main team tournament in the USSR), and didn't mention Petrosian's loss. Tigran didn't get to be Tigran by advertising his failures.

I found this score in NICbase - don't know if it's complete, but White is lost after 17 moves. Of which the first 15 were theory, 16.Ba3 being a novelty.

[Event "Spartak tt"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1974.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Petrosian, Tigran Vartanovich"]
[Black "Rashkovsky, Nukhim"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E97"]
[EventDate "1974.??.??"]
[EventType "team"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.Nf3 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Nd2 Nf4 11.Bf3 f5 12.a4 g5 13.exf5 Nxf5 14.g3 Nh3+ 15.Kg2 Qd7 16.Ba3 Nd4 17.Be4 Nxf2 0-1

Sep-16-11  Shams: Novelty on one move, resign after the next-- who knew all this time I was playing like a World Champion?
Sep-17-11
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  perfidious: <Shams>, <Domdaniel> The Soviet machine had an immense capability in the field of revisionist history; a classic case was one I recently saw posted here, which I append for those who missed it the first time round:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola...

Fool that I am, I figured Photoshop was a modern invention, but the Soviets were way ahead of us!

Sep-17-11
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  Domdaniel: <perf> Remember when it was called 'airbrushing'?
Sep-17-11
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  perfidious: <Dom> That, my friend, is ancient history for the likes of me!
Apr-18-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Petrosian vs Rashkovsky, 1976.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF PETROSIAN.
Your score: 46 (par = 46)

LTJ

Apr-18-12  ewan14: 1 ) the 17 move loss looks vaguely similar to Petrosian's loss to Gligoric

2 ) Not as small behaviour as stabbing Keres in the back

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