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Remo Calapso vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Venice it (1967), Venice ITA, rd 6, Oct-??
Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Dec-31-05  Resignation Trap: In this tournament, Jan Hein Donner finished first with a devastating score of 11/13. The World Champion Petrosian ended up in a tie for second place with Larry Melvyn Evans , both scoring 10.

Petrosian wrote "I was not even especially upset after my draw with the 65-year-old Calapso, a player who, frankly speaking, is not of international standard."

"'How did you contrive only to draw with him?' exclaimed Dragoljub Janosevic . 'I'll show you how to play against outsiders.'"

"A day later the Calapso Remo vs Janosevic, 1967 encounter took place. By the 20th move Black had already lost his entire queenside, and soon the Yugoslav grandmaster had to admit defeat...."

Dec-31-05  suenteus po 147: <Resignation Trap> Very interesting! What is your source? And are all the games from the tournament present in this database?
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  tamar: Bragging seldom pays, even when you find an opponent named "Colapso".

Petrosian took the draw against the outsider, and then beat Janosevic! Petrosian vs Janosevic, 1967

Dec-31-05  Resignation Trap: <suenteus po 147> My source was "The games of Tigran Petrosian, Volume 2, 1966-1984" by Eduard Shekhtman.
Dec-31-05  Resignation Trap: I'm not sure if all the games from Venice 1967 are in this database.

For a story of this tournament which I found amusing, see my posting here: Jan Hein Donner .

Jan-17-12  Petrosianic: <Resignation Trap> <My source was "The games of Tigran Petrosian, Volume 2, 1966-1984" by Eduard Shekhtman.>

And you're right, all that you quoted is in there. I've seen it before.

<Bragging seldom pays, even when you find an opponent named "Colapso".>

I'd thought of that too, although unfortunately his name is probably pronounced Kollop-so, rather than Collapse-So.

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