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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!

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 
(A10) 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

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  
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0Annotations by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Anatoly Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 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 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 
(A10) English, 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

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 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

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
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
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 
(A17) English, 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 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 Ara 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

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 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
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
Diez del Corral vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C18) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def(B08) 1-0Occupy hole
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 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 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 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

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 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
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
Udovcic vs Petrosian, 1970
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs A Mokatsian, 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 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
(A14) English, 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 
(A13) 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 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 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

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

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

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

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