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Keyword: imagination
Compiled by Sem
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Petrosian's slowed-down oriental approach, Tal's immediateness, and other gems

Tigran
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1971 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

An Eastern touch
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1960 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 0-1

Petrosian the tumbler
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Armenian chess
Petrosian vs S Bouaziz, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's pawn play
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Steinitz-fan Petrosian
Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Aux armes, citoyens!
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Oh, dem golden pawns!
S Bernstein vs E B Heal, 1940 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

I was an eye witness
Tiviakov vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

Some unbelievable fighting, an all-out.
A Fuderer vs Najdorf, 1955 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 73 moves, 1-0

Admirable Korchnoi, even when he loses
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(A20) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal, world champion of my youth
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

I simply can't believe it
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

In the wake of Philidor
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Steinitz the Second
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov - Topalov
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, the icing on the cake
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

No prisoners taken
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Attack by Topalov
Topalov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Knight Knight
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Cracked mirror
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Kogan's bluff
A Kogan vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Rashied
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

What can I say?
V Drueke vs Anke Fischer, 1983 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

More impressive than a brutal sacrifice: the quiet move
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

The other side of Geza Maroczy
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Petrosian all over
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

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