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Petrosian's unbelievable mastery
Compiled by arsen387
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The epic K march! Iron Tiger scratches win out of nowhere
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Holding the advantage with cool defense and then crushing!
Petrosian vs Stein, 1961  
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 39 moves, 1-0

Pure Strategy and Amazing Pawn Moves in the End
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

The most beautiful game ever played in WC finals' history
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Strategy masterpiece
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

"U think my K is in danger? No buddy, it's yours"
R Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Slow squeezing finished with great combo
Petrosian vs M Pavey, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

The perfect pawn chain
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

An exemplary exchange sac
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Simple Chess
Petrosian vs Suetin, 1958 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 61 moves, 1-0

Slowly paving pass pawn's road to queening
Petrosian vs Alburt, 1977 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

A subtle Q trap
Filip vs Petrosian, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Another K walk by the master
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

Those weak light squares...
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Retreating to win
Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

A great Q sac leading to a favourable endgame
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

No other human could defend this, only Petrosian
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

A lightning from the blue
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

A win in a pure positional style
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Smells like Petrosian spirit
Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Q trap followed by a R trap
Petrosian vs R Cardoso, 1958 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Minority attacks
Petrosian vs H Rossetto, 1958 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Quick KO
Petrosian vs L Schmid, 1961 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 31 moves, 1-0

Sac'ing for a monster center
Petrosian vs G Pfeiffer, 1960 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

11 years before the title match
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1952 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 46 moves, 0-1

K walk to complete the mating net
Petrosian vs Filip, 1953 
(D80) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Long term strategical planning
Petrosian vs B Milic, 1954 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 50 moves, 1-0

Long term strategical planning 2
Petrosian vs G Kluger, 1955 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Amazing K walk while Q R and B on the board
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Petrosian - The flawless attacker
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

No formalities, just a quick KO!
Petrosian vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Both positional and tactical. A great game by Tigran
Petrosian vs Gulko, 1978 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 40 moves, 1-0

Another fierce attack stopped coldly
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1955 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Doubled Pawns as Weapons
Petrosian vs M Aaron, 1962 
(A26) English, 49 moves, 1-0

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

All tied up in the end, UNBELIEVABLE!
Petrosian vs Ree, 1972 
(A26) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Restricted Bs
Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

A French lesson
Y N Sakharov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Somehow everything's taken into consideration
Petrosian vs M Mukhitdinov, 1951 
(E91) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Outstanding strangulation
Petrosian vs Savon, 1972 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 36 moves, 1-0

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