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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Anatoly S Lutikov
USSR Championship (1959), Tbilisi URS, rd 7, Jan-20
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation (E92)  ·  1-0
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Jun-04-05  ThunderStorm: The best pawn play I ever seen in this game by Petrosian..he sucessfully constricted the movement of his opponent's pieces by using his pawns...all and all a good game using pawns.
Jun-04-05  iron maiden: It's a good game, but I personally think that Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 tops it in terms of pawn play.
Sep-09-05  ThunderStorm: Cheers, iron maiden
Sep-09-05  suenteus po 147: All I can say is that 41.Rg6 and 42.Rg5 are classic Petrosian: a seemingly innocent quiet move, followed by the clincher that reveals his opponent's doomed position.
Sep-09-05  RookFile: I like how Petrosian delayed castling, to really confuse his opponent regarding his intentions.
Dec-28-05  aw1988: What is the point behind Rg6-g5?
Dec-28-05  syracrophy: The threats are 43.Rxh5+ and 43.Ne5, both crushing
Dec-28-05
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  Jim Bartle: Has anybody ever understood all these little moves by Petrosian? Maybe that's why they worked so often...
Dec-28-05  suenteus po 147: <Jim Bartle: Maybe that's why they worked so often...> I think this is exactly correct. I have only ever been able to understand Petrosian's greatest games through the process of reverse engineering. I have to start at the end and work backward, otherwise I'm scratching my head from start to finish. That would make him very difficult to play against, I think!
Dec-28-05  aw1988: Unless, of course, you're one of the world's top players and can figure it out quicker.
Jul-14-10
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  GrahamClayton: <RookFile>,I like how Petrosian delayed castling, to really confuse his opponent regarding his intentions.

<RookFile>,
Due to Black's passive position, Petrosian was able to play on both flanks. Because of this, the King was perfectly safe in the centre of the board in the early middlegame, until the position was opened up after 27...♖b5. White then castles to make his King more safe.

Oct-19-16
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  zydeco: Another success for Petrosian in the Bg5 line against the King's Indian. Lutikov seems to play pretty well. He gets in the ...f5 and ...e4 breaks, but 24.b4! helps to restrict black's pieces on the queenside and white turns out to be better coordinated when the game opens up.

Resignation does seem a bit extreme. Black can defend with 42...Qh6. It's probably more of a comment on his position in general. After 43.Rfg3 white has some nasty ideas coming: Ne5, f6, etc, and Lutikov evidently didn't want to defend a passive position, and a pawn down.

Dec-20-17  Mazymetric: 10...Bd7 is an inaccuracy. 10...Nc7 would've been better. After 11.Nb5 Be8, The defects of 10...Bd7 make themselves felt already. The bishop has to withdraw to e8 because the straightforward 11...Bxb5 doesnít stand up to criticism from the positional viewpoint; after 12.cxb5 White acquires the crucial strategic square c4 for the use of his knight in perpetuity. On the other hand after 11...Qe7 it would be hard for Black to rid himself of the pin on the h4-d8 diagonal and prepare the ...f5 advance.
Nov-12-18  graphvariety: Let me ask a stupid question. What is wrong with 35. fxe4? What does Black have that I'm missing?
Nov-12-18
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  keypusher: <Resignation does seem a bit extreme. Black can defend with 42...Qh6.>

Actually, he canít. 43.Rg6 (presumably Petrosian would have played this after adjournment) 43....Qf8 44.Ne5 and if 44....Rg7 then 45.Rxg7+ Qxg7 46.f6 is about +17 on SF. If 46....Qf8 then 47.Qc2+ wins the queen, followed shortly thereafter by the king.

Nov-13-18
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  keypusher: <Resignation does seem a bit extreme. Black can defend with 42...Qh6.>

Actually, he canít. 43.Rg6 (presumably Petrosian would have played this after adjournment) 43....Qf8 44.Ne5 and if 44....Rg7 then 45.Rxg7+ Qxg7 46.f6 is about +17 on SF. If 46....Qf8 then 47.Qc2+ wins the queen, soon followed by the king.

<graphvariety>. There doesnít appear to be anything wrong with fxe4. But there isnít anything wrong with Kh2 either; Whiteís position is crushing either way.

Jan-16-19
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  GrahamClayton: Looking at this game again, I noticed that only twice did any Black pieces move into Petrosian's half of the board - 30...♖b4 and 36...♗d4.
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