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Evgeny Terpugov vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
"This is Spartak!" (game of the day Jul-29-12)
Zenit vs. Spartak (1957)  ·  Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  0-1
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Jun-10-12
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  Patriot: Missed it. In my line above, <23...Rxb1+ 24.Kxb1 Rb8+ 25.Ka1 Nxe5 26.Rxe5 Qb4> white plays 27.Ba3 instead and wins.

This was very tough. It took Houdini 40 seconds (18-ply) to find 23...Rxb1+ and evaluate it as winning. I considered that line right up to 25...c3 but didn't see the win.

Oh well...I tried!

Jun-10-12
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  agb2002: Black has a bishop and a pawn for the bishop pair.

The knight controls two important squares a3 and c3 which might be used to block the a-file and the a1-h8 diagonal respectively. Since the rook on a8 is idle we can consider 23... Rxb1+ 24.Kxb1 Rb8+ 25.Ka1 (25.Bb2 Qb4 forces 26.Qb3) 25... c3 (25... Qb4 26.Ba3 and Rb1):

A) 26.Ba3(e3,f4) Qxa3 27.Rb1 Rb2 - +.

B) 26.Qf4 d4 renews the threat Qb4.

C) 26.Re3 Qb4 27.Ba3 Qxa3 28.Rb1 (28.Rxc3 Qxb2#) 28... Rb2 - +.

Jun-10-12
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  Tiggler: <morfishine: <Tiggler> On your comment <Earlier posters (in 2004) also offered 22. Qe3 as a possibly winning improvement for W> Yes, but after <22...Qb4> white is lost>

<Patzer2 Dec 8-2004> gives: <22...Qb4 23. a3 Qa5 24. Qd2 Qb6 25. Qd4 Qxd4 26. Rxd4 Nc6 27. Rdd1 Nxe5 28. Ka2 Nf3 29. Re3 Nd4 30. Rd2 Nf5 31. Rh3>. Said he was using Fritz 8.

Looks OK to me.

Jun-10-12
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  sevenseaman: Thanks <morfishine > & <Timetraveller>. Both of you and CT who too concur with you that it is game 5 are perhaps right.

I got the link to the game that contains my position (27...Bxa4) via a <CG> home page search. There the game is numbered as #12. and Fischer plays black. You click this link in my earlier comment that I gleaned from Game 12, you'll get this position. Hence my innocent assertion.

This is an obvious anomaly that I have no explanation for.

Many thanks for your sporting help.

Jun-11-12
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  gawain: I did not fully appreciate this finish until I played it out on computer and looked at how Petrosian would have won after different tries by White, such as 26 Qf4
Jun-11-12  gars: I did not solve it, of course, but moves 23 and 24 are quite obvious. The "Petrosian Twist" begins at 25) c3 and goes on until move 27) Qc4. I could not see why "white's position is fubar" as <gofer> says but I am a very weak player. What amuses me is that Petrosian plays this game seeking the initiative as soon as possible, which does not seem typical of him, as far as I can say. A beautiful game!
Jun-11-12  gars: Raymond Keene comments on this game on page 15 of his book "Petrosian versus the Elite". He states that on move 12 White's position is already becoming critical.
Jul-29-12
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Funny how Black's development is superior after 12 moves with only one piece in play. I don't like 5.h3 because the Queen feels out of play on f3; Karpov would have played 5.Be2 and 6.0-0 first because he liked that versus the Pirc, and would have provided a smoother development here. I also believe that 10.0-0-0 is a "??" move. Despite the bad 8.g4 advance, White is still safer on the King side.
Jul-29-12  andrewjsacks: Wonderful little-known game!
Jul-29-12  Snehalshekatkar: Brilliant!!
Jul-29-12
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  Travis Bickle: Even though I though 0-0-0 was a bad idea for white, what a devastating attack by Petrosian that ends with a Queen sac offer!
Jul-29-12  gars: I quote <Phony Benoni>'s question on June 10th: "Why do I have the feeling Petrosian would have been good at Fischer Random?" The answer is simple: Fischer Random is pure Chess without any of the opening theory mumbo jumbo and Petrosian was a superb player. That's all, folks!
Jul-29-12
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  SuperPatzer77: I love Tigran Petrosian because he was deaf himself. So am I. :-)

Cheers to the roarin' Tigran Petrosian!!!

He sure could give any grandmasters a big headache if he were alive today.

SuperPatzer77

Jul-29-12  lemaire90: Spectacular !
Jul-29-12  Riverbeast: 27...Qc4 is the type of move that should be played with pinky finger raised...
Jul-29-12
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  WannaBe: Tigran was deaf?! I never knew that!
Jul-29-12  jackpawn: Petrosian wore hearing aids so he wasn't totally deaf.
Jul-29-12
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  PhilFeeley: <WannaBe> You've been around here for how long and you didn't know that? Strange the details we miss.

I don't get the "Spartak" reference. Anyone?

Jul-29-12  jackpawn: Petrosian, especially during this timeframe, was just a ton! D@mn, this game is impressive!
Jul-30-12
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  SuperPatzer77: <WannaBe: Tigran was deaf?! I never knew that! > <WannaBe> Take a look at the website link -

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

Read the story under the subtopic "Deafness"

SuperPatzer77

Jul-30-12
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  kevin86: White either allows the queen to mate or takes the queen and is mated by the knight (kind of an opened-face smothered mate).
Jul-30-12
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  WannaBe: <PhilFeeley> I know, I feel silly (stupid)...

<SuperPatzer77> Thanks for the link, great read.

I like this quote: "He [Petrosian] has an incredible tactical view, and a wonderful sense of the danger... No matter how much you think deep... He will 'smell' any kind of danger 20 moves before!" Robert Fischer

Nov-13-12
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  Cemoblanca: Petrosian was a real "Ladykiller"! ;) What a beauty! RIP!

By the way: I only know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeY... :D

Feb-20-14  Strelets: <PhilFeeley> Spartak refers to Voluntary Sports Society (VSS) Spartak, in which Tigran Vartanovich was a member. Many prominent Soviet grandmasters had such an affiliation: Botvinnik played for Trudovye Rezervy (Labor Reserves), Smyslov was a long-time member of Burevestnik (Stormy Petrel), Tal (Latvian by birth) belonged to Daugava, Spassky was in Lokomotiv, and Karpov was a member of TsSKA (Tsentral'nyi sportivnyi klub armii-Central Army Sports Club).
Apr-22-14
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  Mating Net: The piece sac is tremendous, but the quiet, but deadly 25...c3! is top class. It cuts off the White Queen and freezes the c pawn ensuring that the lines of communication are permanently impaired.
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