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Petrosian Games Only
Compiled by fredthebear

These games are taken out of the N O P collection to thin it out. A great world champion deserves his own collection!

A few games by Tigran L Petrosian (no relation to the late World Champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian) are also included here.

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian is the late mysterious world champion. Arshak B Petrosian is a retired GM and Peter Leko's father in law. Tigran L Petrosian is an active GM who played for the gold winning 2008 Armenian Olympiad team. I don't know the other two Petrosians.

Apr-19-09 Once: According to Wikipedia, Petrosian is the most common Armenian name by a long way.

Site under construction by Fredthebear. It's been neglected.

* Petrosian Miniatures: Game Collection: Petrosian wins miniatures

* Rock me Amadeus! Game Collection: Match Petrosian!

The Hare and the Frogs

Once in his bed deep mused the hare,
(What else but muse could he do there?)
And soon by gloom was much afflicted; –
To gloom the creature's much addicted.
"Alas! these constitutions nervous,"
He cried, "how wretchedly they serve us!
We timid people, by their action,
Can't eat nor sleep with satisfaction;
We can't enjoy a pleasure single,
But with some misery it must mingle.
Myself, for one, am forced by cursed fear
To sleep with open eye as well as ear.
"Correct yourself," says some adviser.
Grows fear, by such advice, the wiser?
Indeed, I well enough descry
That men have fear, as well as I."
With such revolving thoughts our hare
Kept watch in soul-consuming care.
A passing shade, or leaflet's quiver
Would give his blood a boiling fever.
Full soon, his melancholy soul
Aroused from dreaming doze
By noise too slight for foes,
He scuds in haste to reach his hole.
He passed a pond; and from its border bogs,
Plunge after plunge, in leaped the timid frogs,
"Aha! I do to them, I see,"
He cried, "what others do to me.
The sight of even me, a hare,
Suffices some, I find, to scare.
And here, the terror of my tramp
Has put to rout, it seems, a camp.
The trembling fools! they take me for
The very thunderbolt of war!
I see, the coward never skulked a foe
That might not scare a coward still below."

Apr-21-23 GonzaloCalvoPerez: My name is Gonzalo Calvo Pérez. I am Ricardo Calvo's son. There are a number of things that have to be said here, in order to honour truth and the legacy of my father: 1- There is obviously not a hint of racism in the article by my late father, as anyone can check, which proves the corrupt behaviour of FIDE, and the illegitimacy of the declaration of persona non grata. In this point I would be happier if the present FIDE responsibles were brave enough to acknowledge this, and to restore his public image, and therefore FIDE's honour.

2- My father always fought against corruption, both in chess and in medicine, as well as in politics (in the 80s he was not only the delegate of Kasparov for Spain and South America, but also the responsible of the international section of the spanish journal El Independiente), and there is an important information that should be known. My father, as medical doctor and chess expert, conducted the first real-time medical survey of chess players. He was the first person to scientifically measure the extreme levels of stress in the human body while playing chess. I know he made a film documentary on this, that received an international prize, in Switzerland, I think. -If anyone knows how to find a copy of it, and publish it in YouTube, it would be cool!- Also, before passing, he suggested that during Cold War doping with amphetamines was common at top-level competition, that it was implemented by political decisions, and that he had direct evidence and knowledge of it. This is obviously the main reason why he was, and still is, attacked by FIDE and others, even after almost 20 years of his passing. The context of Cold War, and the career of Bobby Fischer, among others, must be relativised under this light. Other games with societal/political relevance, such as football/soccer, are also clearly corrupted by doping, and we never have notice of any scandal about it, which is a clear indicator of a wider conspiracy, as anyone can understand.

3- The greatest discovery my father made, and he should be recognized for it, was that modern chess was invented in medieval Valencia. He dedicated the last decades of his life to perform what has probably been the deepest research ever made not only on the History of chess, but also on other aspects of the pure game itself, including complex geometrical studies on the abstract movements of the pieces, etc..

4- As a medical doctor, when he worked in the spanish Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Sanidad), he was responsible for prohibiting a list of more than 300 medicines. These medicines were proven more harmful than beneficial to patients. Of course, the powerful international pharmaceutical lobby never forgot it. And linked to that corrupt lobby are/were other corrupt institutions, including the CIA, the KGB, and, of course, the FIDE.

As we say in Spain: Truth hurts, but it does not offend.

A final truth that should be mentioned more often is that chess itself also has downsides. It develops intelligence, but it does it towards a mentality of war. Therefore, it harms the minds of players, just as war does. War between human beings is the greatest of all evils, so it should avoided. Games of collaboration exist. Why not play them more instead?

Question: In feudal Japan, why did lords purposely build homes with squeaky floors? Answer: They were used as a defensive measure against ninjas.

Question: What U.S. state's constitution is the longest in the world? Answer: Alabama – 310,000 words.

g1-Botvinnik draws first blood
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

g5-Petrosian wins first in a real battle
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

g7-Pertrosian takes lead in match
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(A21) English, 52 moves, 1-0

g14 - QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31); tied at 2 each
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

g15-Petrosian takes lead for good!
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

g18-Petrosian's knights penetrate like snakes; QGD D31
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

g19 - Petrosian wins two in a row
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 66 moves, 1-0

g22 - QGA Mannheim Variation (D23); Quick draw is a clincher
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three Knights, Philidor Def. (C46) 1-0 Better pawn structure
Petrosian vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1949 
(C46) Three Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Two Knights Attk. Mindeno, Exchange (B11) 1/2-1/2
Aronin vs Petrosian, 1949
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0 GK was impressed
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1951 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 51 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 1-0 The better posted Q (& King) wins
Petrosian vs Filip, 1953 
(D80) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack (B86) 1/2-White Fortress
Huebner vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black Erects a Pawn Barrier on the Dark Squares, Ouch!
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12) 0-1
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

QGA. Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 B sac for a P breakthrough
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Russian Game, Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 miniature
Petrosian vs Nersesov, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

"Petrosian??? That can't be right..."
Petrosian vs Dzaparidze, 1945 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def Ukrainian (A54) 0-1Exchange sac for connected Ps
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 A Masterpiece
Petrosian vs Mirtsaev, 1945 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Dovetail Mate!
Petrosian vs Tarsaidze, 1945
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Stonewall dark bishop
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian (A54) 0-1 Q sac removes key defender
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

C-K Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 0-1 Rob the pin, penetrate!
Smilga vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

Great knight sac for a pawn storm
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Notes by Peter Clarke
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1948  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 6 in Python Strategy by Tigran Petrosian
Petrosian vs Lilienthal, 1949  
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

Iron Tigran was a "stupendous tactician"
Petrosian vs I Pogrebissky, 1949  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O, 28 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Guimard Defense (C03) 0-1 Strange indeed
Keres vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950  
(A92) Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0Annotations by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs A Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

KID. Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs Kotov, 1951 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 52 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Odd London System (A48) 0-1 Tigran Attacks!
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange or Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) · 1-0
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Winawer. Kondratiyev Variation (C15); Pin her to win her
Geller vs Petrosian, 1953 
(C15) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 0-1

Bishop Pair Beats Rook Pair
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

NID, Bernstein Defense (E58)1/2-1/2 25.. Re6 exchange sacrifice
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1/2-1/2 Exchange sac
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 12: Move by Move - Petrosian (Engqvist)
Pilnik vs Petrosian, 1954
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 88: The 100 Best Games of 20th Century by Andrew Soltis
Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

One of Petrosian's favourite games
Petrosian vs C Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

Ch URS (1956) · Old Indian Defense: Czech Variation (A53) ·
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Valery Beim annotates in "How To Calculate Chess Tactics"
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46); 2 way to mate
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

A Masterpiece; (A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
Pachman vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

English Dbl Fio / Anglo-Dutch Stonewall(A10) 1-0 Shenanigans
Petrosian vs Tolush, 1958 
(A92) Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Ya gotta SQUEEZE 'EM to please 'em!
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Battle Chess ~ Petrosian's Perfect Pawn Play
Benko vs Petrosian, 1959 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/Torre vs Dutch Be7 (A04) 1-0 Qside promotion
Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1959 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky - of the most influential theoreticians of his day
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 24 moves, 1-0

Slow Torture! Many believe that this is Petrosian's finest game
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) · 1-0
Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: General (A53) 0-1 Outside passer is forcing
B Kolvig vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A53) Old Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Spearhead pin
Petrosian vs H Lehmann, 1960 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Good work by the dark squared bishop
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 Surprise B sac opens chain
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game / Philidor Def (C50) 0-1 One pawn, then two, three
A Khasin vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 0-1

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1Superior B pair; zugzwang
D Keller vs Petrosian, 1961 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 59 moves, 0-1

QID; Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12)
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Notes by International Grandmaster Raymond Keene
Petrosian vs Stein, 1961  
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 39 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Retreat Game"
Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Underhanded Chess?
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 21 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. London Defensive System (A12) 1-0
Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 
(A12) English with b3, 64 moves, 1-0

18..a5!! one of Petrosian's most celebrated moves
A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1962 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Stalemate looms if RxNf8
Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1966 
(A05) Reti Opening, 86 moves, 1-0

WC 1966; Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46)
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Excellent candidate for "game of the decade"
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 11, Petrosian leads 6 1/2-4 1/2
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Take the Hippo seriously; W gets fortunate windmill perpetual
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 Exchange sacrifice
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knt Var (A16) 0-1 Bad B
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

9.b3 is a good move. Also good is 9.Nxf6+ as played
Petrosian vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31); prize winner
Petrosian vs A A Bikhovsky, 1968 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Petrosian sacs the exchange for a fatal discovery
Petrosian vs Estrin, 1968 
(A21) English, 26 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Botvinnik Var (C05) 0-1 Reverberation
J Bednarski vs Petrosian, 1968 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

A good example of gaining space in front of thy castled king
Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Seize open lines, outn
Parma vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance, Main Line (C02) 0-1 Sequence favors Black
I A Zaitsev vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Battery on half-open g-file
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer Classical (C18) 0-1Ultra centralization, Pawn roller
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

C10 French; anything but normal!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1-0

The game that broke Fischer's 20 game win streak
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Q fork
Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 1-0

Prophylactic genius holds out against Fischer's attack.
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Tarrasch Def. Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Snatch the initiative
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Found in "Power Chess, Great GM Battles From Russia" by Keres
Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

115 Petrosian's Games by Roberto Allievi & Walter Temi, Italy
Petrosian vs Karpov, 1973 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 K
Tukmakov vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B83) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Double Fianchetto; Centralized Knight vs Isolated pawn
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Early White threats
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 1-0 Kside breakthru
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

EG: A pawn sacrifice for piece activity in R+N v. R+N.
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 196 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Romanishin vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A17) English, 30 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Smyslov System (A22) 0-1 Stockfish
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A22) English, 39 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41) 1-0 Passer
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Invaluable g-pawn
G Kuzmin vs Petrosian, 1977 
(C10) French, 61 moves, 1-0

Pave the Way
Petrosian vs Alburt, 1977 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Play this from the response to move 41. Good engame challenge.
Petrosian vs Browne, 1978 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1 Black manhandles Isolani
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1978 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 45 moves, 0-1

QGA. Central. Greco Var (D20) 0-1 Ns & Rs w/half-open file
E Bukic vs Petrosian, 1979
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 0-1

Game 60 in Play Anti-Indian Systems by Egon Varnusz
Petrosian vs Jansa, 1980 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Using the king as bait: 35...Kc6 is an amazing move
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Another Masterpiece; Anglo-Indian Defense. Hedgehog System (A17
Petrosian vs Psakhis, 1982 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Modern Variation (B12) · 1/2-1/2
Jansa vs Petrosian, 1983
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening vs Modern (A04) 0-1 Exchange sac, get it back
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 Under 10 yrs
T L Petrosian vs Le Tien Dung, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def KID set-up (A15) 1-0Bolt from the blue
Vaganian vs T L Petrosian, 2004 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Traditional (B23) 1-0 Black is a strong player
T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 75 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 The B can't decide where
T L Petrosian vs R Tischbierek, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss (B09) 0-1 Turn the tables
Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Neat mate w/pawn forming bishop outpost
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) 0-1 Know this EG technique
T L Petrosian vs A Volokitin, 2009 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 1-0 What a slugfest!
E Najer vs T L Petrosian, 2016 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned Pawn Var (A45) 0-1 K walk
T L Petrosian vs H Gabuzyan, 2022 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 1-0 R sac on move 6?!
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange (B11) 0-1 Zugzwang
Kasparian vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 0-1

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A90) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs A Pirtskhalava, 1947  
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's first ever game in a Soviet Championship. See notes
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 K charge!
P Dubinin vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 0-1

QGD: Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 Classic trickster
Petrosian vs M Mukhitdinov, 1951 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian McDonnel Attk (B21)0-1 31.... a5! and Black is winning
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1952 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 46 moves, 0-1

Colle-Zuke vs QID Spassky System (E14) Pins in the center
Petrosian vs Sliwa, 1952 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf08 6...e6 (B95) 0-1 Rooking around
Ragozin vs Petrosian, 1953 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 40 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attk Copycat (A07)1-0 General paralysis of the inane
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Ne5, gain space, pins, No Counterplay!
Petrosian vs A Chistiakov, 1954 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Indian dxe4 dxe4 (A07)1-0 h-pawn lever thwarted; weak Ps
Petrosian vs Sokolsky, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 14: Move by Move - Petrosian (Engqvist)
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

KID Yugoslav Exch (E66) 0-1 Petro returned to table, blundered
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

KID/Dutch Leningrad kingside sacrifices beats English/Reti
Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1Triple Ps for Black
P Trifunovic vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B20) Sicilian, 83 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 
(A16) English, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen's 1.f4 results: 19 wins, 7 losses the rest being draws
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 155 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sic Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Var (B39) 0-1 Q Sac
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

C-K 2 Ns Attk. Mindeno Exchange (B11) 0-1 Brave K escorts pawns
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Leningrad Var (E30) 1-0Another castle by hand
Petrosian vs Benko, 1959 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 41 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1-0 Exchange sac fails to free
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1960 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 148 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis.
Petrosian vs Krogius, 1960 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Petrosian plays simple chess to win KIA at Stockholm Interzonal
Petrosian vs R Teschner, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1Better endgame
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern. Normal (D55) 0-1Mimic b-pawns block Minority Attack
Benko vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

French Def. Winawer. Poisoned P (C18)1-0 Q can't maintain guard
V Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

1966 WC Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Safe and solid White play
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Modern Var (B56) 0-1 Remove the Guard
N Minev vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B56) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

The Danish Immortal; Fredthebear would like another, please!
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 Black's Isolani is trouble
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1967 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 26 in Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1967 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Geller's System (B06) 1-0 Instructive Q blockade
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 1/2-1/2 Swap offs
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1969
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Kasparov-Petrosian ML (E12) 0-1Minority Attack bxc6 counter
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 0-1 Another K walk away
J Diez del Corral vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C18) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def(B08) 1-0Occupy hole
R Maric vs Petrosian, 1970 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD. Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Smashing finish
Petrosian vs D Tomic, 1970 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Dark square stranglehold
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1971 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Home invasion
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1971 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Fischer wins incredible "crystal-clear positional masterpiece"
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Closed (C42) 1/2-The Porcupine
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1-0 Triple digits
Petrosian vs Ljubojevic, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 100 moves, 1-0

Tal destroys one of the greatest defensive players.
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch Var (E80) 1-0 Effective P levers
Petrosian vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Petrosian walks through a mating net!
R Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 61 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Classical. Czerniak Def. Tal Line (A77) 1-0
Petrosian vs Quinteros, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 43 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def.Classical. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77) 1-0 28.f3
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 31 moves, 1-0

Beautifully done by the Iron Tiger!
G Lebredo Zaragoitia vs Petrosian, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Semmering Variation (D30) 1-0 35.?
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1979 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 N sac for connected passers
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 49: Chess Secrets-The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

King's English. Taimanov Var (A25) 0-1 Black Q irritates White
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1982 
(A25) English, 55 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Two Knights Line (A37) 1-0
T L Petrosian vs U Tillyaev, 2015 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 12 in Petrosian's Best Games Of Chess by P H Clarke
Petrosian vs P Vaitonis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs G Pfeiffer, 1960 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A10) English, 34 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 N sac w/raking Bs for brutal mating net
Petrosian vs E Chukaev, 1951 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

it can be instructive to see great players lose a miniature
Petrosian vs Kotov, 1952 
(B50) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

QGD. Anti-Tartakower Var (D55) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 Pin backward P
B Enklaar vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in Petrosian: Move by Move by Thomas Engqvist
Petrosian vs Flohr, 1942 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in Python Strategy by Tigran Petrosian
Petrosian vs N Sorokin, 1945 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

"Petrificus Totalus" (game of the day Nov-15-2016)
Petrosian vs Ljubojevic, 1983 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 28 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs A Bisguier, 1954 
(A36) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1967 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Timman, 1982 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Petrosian, 1982 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

French Def. Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0QxB+ sac, mate by pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs I Kan, 1955 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 67 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense: Two Knights Attk. Mindeno Exchange Line (B11) 0-1
J Klavins vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 26 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(A20) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Lutikov, 1961 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 26 moves, 1-0

Sveshnikov vs A Petrosian, 1974
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs E Nievergelt, 1954 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Tolush vs Petrosian, 1957 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs M Bertok, 1962 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

B Andersen vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 29 moves, 0-1

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

F Olafsson vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C16) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs R Cardoso, 1958 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

A Bisguier vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs P Trifunovic, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 48 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Hübner Deferred (E50) 1-0 22.?
Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1959 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General (D37) 1-0 Minority Attack
Petrosian vs H Rossetto, 1958 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

G41 in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Petrosian vs Hort, 1961 
(A25) English, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 39: Petrosian's Best Games of Chess, 1946-63 byP.H. Clarke
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 45 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Line (A28) 1-0Stockfish
Petrosian vs Vaganian, 1975 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 87 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Petrosian vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Game 140 in 'Soviet Chess Strategy' by Alexey Suetin
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1959 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 74 in 'Python Strategy' by Tigran Petrosian
Petrosian vs L Schmid, 1965 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

QID. Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Opposition of Kings Mate
Petrosian vs W Pietzsch, 1958 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

G10: Winning With the Hypermodern by Ray Keene & Eric Schiller
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1965 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 241 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston.
Benko vs Petrosian, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

QGA. Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 P sacs, B sac, Passer
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 167 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
A Pomar Salamanca vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Brinckmann Attk. Grünfeld Gambit (D83) 1-0Exch S
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

E Joppen vs Petrosian, 1954 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Bind (A30) 1-0pen lines to own K?
Petrosian vs Gipslis, 1965 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 53 in 'Petrosian: Move by Move' by Thomas Engqvist
Petrosian vs Sax, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Torre Attk w/Ne5, Ng5: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Another B offer!
Petrosian vs V Lyublinsky, 1949 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

King's English. 2Knts' Bg2 vs Bg7 (A22) 1-0Where to break thru?
Petrosian vs M Bertok, 1965 
(A22) English, 61 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1-0 Corridor Mate
Petrosian vs A Reshko, 1945 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 No speculation
Petrosian vs Kopelevic, 1942 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 24 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
M Udovcic vs Petrosian, 1970
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs H Mokatsyan, 1949 
(E90) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 0-1 Q sac
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Variation. Normal (B40) 0-1
Sveshnikov vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1-0 Discovery, Cross pin
Petrosian vs Nunn, 1978 
(A61) Benoni, 35 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Positional Def Closed Line (E95) 0-1 Sharp
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1946 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1/2-1/2 Battle royal
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Y Kraidman, 1974 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Barcza, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogo/QID: Yates Variation (E16) 1-0 Sacrifice for promotion
Petrosian vs Kholmov, 1982 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Suetin, 1954 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Petrosian vs N Karaklajic, 1957 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs J Kozma, 1958 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 61 The Golden Dozen: by Irving Chernev
Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 32 in Winning Chess Middlegames by Ivan Sokolov.
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 177 in Chess Informant Best Games 101-200
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1974 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Classical. Burn, Morozevich Line (C11) 0-1Stockfish
Klovans vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C11) French, 60 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical Bg2 vs Bb7 (D02) 1-0 Stockfish
Petrosian vs Panno, 1963 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Flexible Line (A28) 1-0
Petrosian vs V Mikenas, 1957 
(A28) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English vs. Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0 Gutsy
Petrosian vs A Khasin, 1957
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 33 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Classical. Main line (A73) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: General 0-0-0 vs. 0-0 (D43) 1-0 Ne5 sitting sac
Petrosian vs Tolush, 1950 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Wimpy System (A13) 1-0 23.?
Petrosian vs Hort, 1972 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variations. Howell Attack (C81) 1-0
Petrosian vs Lilienthal, 1957 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical Var (D34) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs Geller, 1956 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 73 moves, 1-0

Reversed roles. Tal's only win with Black vs Petrosian.
Petrosian vs Tal, 1976 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 Stalemate trap denied
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1959 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 46 in Petrosian's Best Games of Chess, 1946-63 P.H. Clarke
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1961 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Two Knts (A35) 1/2-1/2 Poker face
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1972 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Positively Exquisite
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 23 in Winning Chess Middlegames by Ivan Sokolov
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Def: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1951 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Bernstein Def (E56) 0-1 Isolani
Szabo vs Petrosian, 1968 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 44 in Learn from the Legends by Mihail Marin. 3rd edition.
Dunaev vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 24.?
T L Petrosian vs P Smirnov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966), Moscow URS
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

KID: Petrosian Var (E92) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; constriction
Petrosian vs Lutikov, 1959 
(E92) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1979 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1970 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's powerful pinning piece poleaxed Parma's position
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 0-1 33...?
Janosevic vs Petrosian, 1978 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

QID: Classical. Traditional Main Line (E19) 1/2-1/2
Petrosian vs Karpov, 1976 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Petrosian, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Exchange Var (B29) 1-0
Petrosian vs Grigoriev, 1945 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 69 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian. Classical Var 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs K Harandi, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

USSR Championship (1960), Leningrad URS, rd 2, Jan-27
Petrosian vs Suetin, 1960 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09) 1-0 18.?
T L Petrosian vs G Halvax, 2018 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 Black messed it up
D Petrosian vs P V Vishnu, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 63 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Stockfish
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1/2-1/2Stockfish notes
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Three Knights. General (D37) 1-0
Petrosian vs G Stoltz, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Keres Var (E53) 1-0Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Keres, 1952 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 36 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Spielmann Var (E10) 0-1 Stockfish
Petrosian vs Kholmov, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD: Ragozin Defense (D38) 1-0 Capture first, Remove the Guard
Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1958 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Nimzowitsch Attack (E15)
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1958 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Attack vs Bc5 & Ba6 (C00) 1-0 White counterattack
T L Petrosian vs J Wintzer, 2008 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 56 in 'Python Strategy' by Tigran Petrosian
Petrosian vs Gufeld, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10) 1-0 Brilliant
Petrosian vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

one of Petrosian's finest exchange sacs (C16) 0-1 29
A Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1956 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox Variation. General (E91) 0-1 Stockfish notes
J Cooper vs Petrosian, 1974 
(E91) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch Variation (E80) 1/2-1/2 Fortress; No Breakthrough
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; blitz
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Tal, 1972 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 8 from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors Vol. 3
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1956 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

this draw permitted to Petrosian and Stein to win together
Stein vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B32) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Classical 9.Ng5 h6 (B18) 1/2-1/2 B vs N ending
Tal vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 140 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Petrosian vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(E92) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 45 in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDona
Petrosian vs Pilnik, 1956 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Var (D97) 0-1
G van der Stricht vs T L Petrosian, 2004 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 44 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 0-1Counterattack
S Gichurkin vs K Petrosian, 2006
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0
Petrosian vs M Johansson Sr, 1966 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1972 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Tigran Petrosian World Champion by A. O'Kelly De Galway
Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Bg7 partial Black Hippo (A04) 0-1 Stockfish
Huebner vs Petrosian, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: King Pawn lines (A65) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs E Nievergelt, 1958 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 182 Alexei Suetin: Plan Like a Grandmaster, Batsford 1988
P H Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 Passed Pawn
Petrosian vs V Zurakhov, 1956 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 Spearhead on long diagonal
Petrosian vs R Teschner, 1960 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Attack (E15) 0-1 Stockfish notes
S Holm Petersen vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Bronstein Var (B12) 0-1 Not to worry
E Mnatsakanian vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. KID Formation (A15) 1/2-
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(A15) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Stockfish
Petrosian vs V Danov, 1967 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 22 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0Stock
Petrosian vs Bobotsov, 1968 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Westerinen vs Petrosian, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 0-1

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12) 1-0
Petrosian vs A Lombard, 1973 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 5 'Petrosian: Move by Move' by Thomas Engqvist
Levenfish vs Petrosian, 1949 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 38 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Modern Var Kasparov Attk (B17) 0-1Stockf
M Mukhitdinov vs Petrosian, 1951 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969), Moscow URS
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 0-1

The ending is classic Petrosian-a gem!
G Agzamov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(A43) Old Benoni, 80 moves, 0-1

K's English. 4Knights Bradley Beach Var (A28) 0-1 teen trounce
G Bakhtadze vs Petrosian, 1944 
(A28) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance Var (B12) 0-1 Educated by Nimzowitsch
G Gamrekeli vs Petrosian, 1944 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs V Korolkov, 1945 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: General (E12) 1-0 blitz
Petrosian vs Karpov, 1971 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation (E92) · 1-0
Petrosian vs L Aronson, 1957 
(E92) King's Indian, 68 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Swedish Var, Central Break (D33) 1-0 Young Gun
Petrosian vs N Sorokin, 1944 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance Var General (C16) 0-1 Stockfish
M Campos Lopez vs Petrosian, 1972 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 0-1

KID. Petrosian Variation. Normal Defense (E93) 1-0
Petrosian vs Suetin, 1958 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 61 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Defense (A48) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1983 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Normal Defense (E81) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1968 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 51 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Punny discussion
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1974 
(E97) King's Indian, 17 moves, 0-1

(B25) Closed Sicilian
Petrosian vs V Makogonov, 1949 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

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