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Tigran the Great
Compiled by tommy boy
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It is to Petrosian's advantage that his opponents never know when he is suddenly going to play like Mikhail Tal. - Boris Spassky

Great Queen sac by Tigran
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Took the rook?
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Who said Petrosian is boring?
Petrosian vs Kopelevic, 1942 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 24 moves, 1-0

Killer Q
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian attacks
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Petrosian beats Grunfeld elegantly
Petrosian vs I Pogrebissky, 1949  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 28 moves, 1-0

Iron nerves against Fischer
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

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

The best tempo player
Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Knightwishes
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

We are the champions
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Boring???
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Truly masterpiece
Keres vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Knights like knives
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 21 moves, 1-0

Cute ending
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Tigran sacs
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

surprise!
M Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

King ping
Rodolfo Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Show no mercy
Petrosian vs Nunn, 1978 
(A61) Benoni, 35 moves, 1-0

Young Tigran is the man
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Tricky pawns
Dunaev vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

drive into a tight corner
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Tigran's open lines
Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1956 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 0-1

Bishops
Petrosian vs Stahlberg, 1960 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 43 moves, 1-0

28.? What a tactical shot!
Petrosian vs Psakhis, 1982 
(A17) English, 34 moves, 1-0

King Tiger
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Tiger's infantry
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

When Petrosian sacs
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Like a storm from clear sky
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Brutal attack
Petrosian vs A A Bykhovsky, 1968 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Tiger in wood
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Tigran's plan
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Unique king/pawns march
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

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

Petrosian vs Larsen, 1968 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs V Liublinsky, 1949 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

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