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Garry Kasparov vs Tigran V Petrosian
"Tiger Tiger Burning Bright" (game of the day Dec-05-2017)
Interpolis 5th (1981), Tilburg NED, rd 7, Oct-10
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Janowski-Larsen Variation (D25)  ·  0-1

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Jul-29-17  Toribio3: Petrosian is truly the master of defense!
Jul-29-17  Howard: Kasparov's book The Test of Time, had at least one analytical error, but I don't recall exactly where. The late Colin Crouch's book about defending in chess--which focuses on Lasker and Petrosian--points out the error.
Dec-05-17  paavoh: Great game! Incidentally, I had proposed the very same pun for another game: Anand vs Caruana, 2017, referring to Anand, Tiger of Madras.
Dec-05-17  schnarre: ...Petrosian....gotta love the classics!
Dec-05-17  AlicesKnight: Exemplary defence. White was short of Ps (from the QGA) to storm the Q-side and the roles of the Black QN and KB were significant.
Dec-05-17
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  kevin86: Past champ beats future champ.
Dec-05-17
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  kevin86: Kaspy was all of 18 in this game.
Dec-05-17  goodevans: <rannewman: I realy like 19...f5! took me some time to understand it (well, I hope I did). If 20.g:f g:f 21.Q:e6 f5! 22.Bd5 Nf8! 23.Qf7 Rh7! (the immidiate C:d5 doesn't work due to 24 Qg7)and now if 24. Qg8 then C:d5 traps the queen...>

Actually there's nothing particularly wrong with <20.gxf6> and after <20...gxf6 21.Qxe6 f5 22.Bxd5 Nf8> white avoids getting his Q trapped by <23.Qe5>, forcing the exchange of Qs and leaving a level position (maybe even a slight plus to white).

20.gxf6 was my first instinct but I guess Garry eschewed it as having less attacking potential.

Dec-05-17
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  HeMateMe: Robert Frost?
Dec-05-17
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  Retireborn: William Blake
Dec-05-17  waustad: Wasn't the cat spelled "tyger" there, or am I thinking of something else. I probably saw it first on Ben Casey, thich dates me.
Dec-05-17
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  Retireborn: I have never heard of Ben Casey. It is not English, is it.
Dec-05-17  nevski: Great pun...it's a quotation of famous AND MARVELLOUS POEM "THE TIGER( William Blake):

Tiger!Tiger! burning bright in the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye COULD FRAME THY FEARFUL SYMMETRY?

Dec-05-17  waustad: <retire> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054519...
Dec-05-17  waustad: It was another network's answer to Dr. Kildare. I seem to remember a pretty young woman and rabies, but details from around 55 years ago are not sharp. For that matter it might have been Kildare.
May-24-18  Justin796: Why didn't Garry instantly move his knight to a3 on move 32?
Feb-02-19
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  Clement Fraud: I am very interested in this line of the Queen's Gambit Accepted (where black develops his light squared Bishop outside of the pawn chain). Black's play in this game is so effective that I can't understand why 4... e6 (locking in said Bishop) is regarded as the main line?

Also, would I be correct in thinking that Kasparov missed a win at some point in this game? Many thanks to anyone who knows.

Jan-08-20  AliSawalha: What a brilliant attack
and a wonderful resign
Jun-12-20  C. Auguste Dupin: Petrosian is the Houdini of chess, referring to the engine at his ( Petrosian's) best and to the ultimate escape artist ( Harry Houdini), when slightly off-colour !!
Jan-27-21  Justin796: Fischer was in top form in 1971..but I was still surprised when he beat Petrosian 6-2...more surprised than when Fischer defeated Spassky.
Jan-27-21  Petrosianic: Short matches are more susceptible to extreme scores, just because the person trailing has to take more chances to catch up quickly. They can't bide their time like in a Best of 24.

If you look at all the Candidates Matches from around those times, 5-2 is the most typical score.

Jan-27-21  Granny O Doul: The already-by-then archaic spelling "tyger" was likely chosen by Blake to justify the just-as-by-then archaic rhyming of "eye" with "symmetry".
Feb-15-21
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  carpovius: Very very complicated game...
Mar-23-21  SymphonicKnight: In "The Test of Time" Kasparov does not realize that 33.Qb1! was the best move, and was better even than 33.Na3 which he gives an !. Then 36.Rba3? just drops the Nc4, and it is game over.
Apr-14-21  iron john: what if 20.gf and 21 qe6 ?
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