chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
David Bronstein vs Tigran V Petrosian
Tbilisi (1963) (exhibition)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Schallop Defense (C34)  ·  1/2-1/2

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 32 more Bronstein/Petrosian games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-16-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  InspiredByMorphy: This is without a doubt, the best game Ive seen in a while! This is no ordinary draw, this is what attacking is all about! Bravo Bronstein.
Apr-16-04  arielbekarov: I did just play through it, but, you are right !
A marvellous game. So full of life !
Now, I have to take a more serious look.
Ariel
Apr-16-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Apparently, this was a theatrical game---with live pieces, in a sport stadium, for a large audience.
Apr-16-04  aragorn69: But is it really a draw ??
Apr-18-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  InspiredByMorphy: <aragorn69> <is it really a draw ??> I refused to believe it at first too, but the pawn on f6 is history, even if temporarily defended by whites knight via 24. Nc7 Kg6 25. Nd5 Kf7 26. c3 Nf3 27. b3 Nh5 Blacks two minor pieces to whites rook are a slight advantage in the endgame, and even though white is a pawn ahead, blacks pieces are very well posted.
Apr-18-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  InspiredByMorphy: 20. Nxf6 Kf7 21. Kf2 Nf5 22. c3 Ne7 23. Bd3 would have led to an interesting game where whites pieces bear some pressure on the black king. Although white is a pawn down, the attacking initiative, and having no apparent weaknesses, looks like a much stronger and quicker game, leaving white no apparent weaknesses, and good mobility of the pieces. If black is not careful white might win, but with good play should draw. I think as Petrosian and Bronstein were just destined to draw this game.
May-12-04  Tigran Petrosian: I think this is the greatest draw of all time along with Zaitsev-Karpov 1966
Jul-03-05  fgh: Very nice draw. As Kramnik said, "Petrosian was the first player to show that it is possible to defend almost every position in chess".
Jul-03-05  fgh: Btw, why are most people praising Bronstein, instead of praising Petrosian, for having drawn a game which looked lost at many points?
Jul-03-05  hintza: Most people? Lol, only one as far as I can see!
Jul-03-05  fgh: <hintza>: Take a look at the game collections which include this game, you will see most people are praising Bronstein.
Jul-03-05  hintza: <fgh> My apologies, I didn't look at those. I only looked at the kibitzing. :-(
Jul-03-05  fgh: <hintza>: Don't worry.. Lord may forgive you :-)
May-09-06  ArturoRivera: Petrosian rules!!! he could contain almost every atack
Feb-19-09  arsen387: This is how Petrosian defended against unstoppable (from the first sight) attacks. He had the nerves of steel
Feb-22-09  WhiteRook48: 24. Rxd4 Ne2+. I nearly forgot about the knight fork
Mar-09-09  Everett: Bronstein should get credit, for he initiated the attack, and made this have the potential to be a great game. Petrosian was along for the ride.
Jun-22-09  pom nasayao: What a relief it ended so soon in a draw!
Sep-02-14  Albion 1959: This game featured in Bronstein's classic book 200 Open Games. The final position may well be a draw, but I would like to have seen what would have happened had they played on. These games should really be played out. Fischer would never have agreed to a draw here !!

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: EXHIBITION. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object: Draw
from Crouching Tigran by Jersey Joe
4
from Chess in the USSR 1945 - 72, Part 1 (Leach) by Chessdreamer
Bronstein !!
from The Art of Chess ! by arielbekarov
KG2.2 schallopp - verdediging
from VELSATIS's favorite games by VELSATIS
ughaibu's bookmarked games
by ughaibu
KGA. Schallop Def (C34) 1/2- a theatrical game---w/live pieces
from Everyone but RJF loves the King's Gambit by fredthebear
Now for something completely different
by Timothy Glenn Forney
9 Live Chess KG
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by tak gambit
9 Live Chess KG
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by Bluem00n
9 Live Chess KG
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by takchess
Game 9 in 200 Open Games by David Bronstein (part 1)
from Published Games by Year and Unconfirmed Source 6 by fredthebear
9 Live Chess KG
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by nasmichael
Petrosian weathers the storm
from Exciting, Original, Unusual And Other Draws by TheAlchemist
Biggest Heritor of Nimzo
by Gottschalk
GlassCow's favorite games
by GlassCow
9 Live Chess KG
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by mneuwirth
Petrosian survives another assault
from Bronstein's Remarkable Draws and Losses by Everett
Bronstein almost beats Petrosian!
from EVERYONE loves the King's Gambit by Backward Development

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC