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Viktor Korchnoi vs Tigran V Petrosian
Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1980), Velden AUT, rd 9, Mar-25
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Saemisch Variation (D35)  ·  1-0

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Aug-06-07  talisman: <suenteus po 147> thanks for the collection.very interesting to be able to watch their last encounter.wonder if they shook hands?
Nov-12-12  Grandpa jo: Kortchnoi joue ce qui, par le passé était la marque de commerce de Petrosian (la variante d'échange du gambit dame- qu'il utilise sans doute comme arme psychologique lors de ce dernier duel)

Tout au long de ce combat, on doit admirer sans doute le courage à attaquer comme il le fait. Contrôle de la Colonne d puis ramassage du pion b avec son cavalier en d7..

Après l'échange des dames, Kortchnoi s'empare d'un 2 ième pion... il semble que Petrosian n'était plus à la hauteur de son rival en 1980.

Feb-20-14  Howard: This was indeed the last game that the two of them ever played, especially since Petrosian failed to make the Candidates in 1982---for the first time in thirty years (not counting, of course, the years when he was world champion) !

Petrosian died in 1984, at 55.

This match, by the way, was the fourth
Candidates cycle in a row in which they met, with Petrosian winning the 1971 encounter and then Korchnoi taking the next three. Going into this ninth game, Petrosian was down by one point with two games left to play. By losing this one, the match was over.

Feb-20-14
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  perfidious: <talisman: wonder if they shook hands?>

Iron Tigran likely gave Viktor the Terrible a love tap under the table.

Mar-09-14  Howard: Too bad this last match between the two one-time greats was so bitter. The two simply hated each other, but I never understood why.
Mar-09-14
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  perfidious: <Howard> Whatever the root of their mutual animus, problems certainly surfaced during their 1974 match.
Apr-09-15  Howard: That's probably why Petrosian resigned the match prematurely.
Apr-09-15  Petrosianic: You can hear the real story of what happened in 1974 here. It's funny and stupid all at the same time. I've never heard of serious troubles between them before this incident.

http://www.chessdryad.com/articles/...

Jun-07-16  siggemannen: Great story there, <Petrosianic>, even if likely somewhat exaggerated.
Oct-01-16  BwanaVa: Seirawan writes that in the 1980 match a special divider was put in place under the table to prevent any "love taps"...
Dec-03-16  shalgo: In one of his New York Times columns on this match, Robert Byrne wrote: "Korchnoi and Petrosian have little in common except hatred for each other and a preference for 5 B-B4 against the orthodox defense to the Queen's Gambit Declined."
Jan-26-17
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  offramp: I wonder if Korchnoi ever played Tigran Levonovich Petrosian or Tigran A Petrosian in any event.
Jan-26-17
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  perfidious: <offramp>, never happened: this game was the final meeting between VLK and any player, surname Petrosian.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Jul-10-20  Ulhumbrus: <Grandpa jo: Kortchnoi joue ce qui, par le passé était la marque de commerce de Petrosian (la variante d'échange du gambit dame- qu'il utilise sans doute comme arme psychologique lors de ce dernier duel)

Tout au long de ce combat, on doit admirer sans doute le courage à attaquer comme il le fait. Contrôle de la Colonne d puis ramassage du pion b avec son cavalier en d7..

Après l'échange des dames, Kortchnoi s'empare d'un 2 ième pion... il semble que Petrosian n'était plus à la hauteur de son rival en 1980.>

The google automatic translator gives this as :

<Grandpa jo: Kortchnoi plays what was once the trademark of Petrosian (the exchange variant of the lady gambit - which he probably uses as a psychological weapon during this last duel)

Throughout this fight, one must no doubt admire the courage to attack as he does. Control of Column d then pick up of pawn b with its jumper in d7 ..

After the exchange of ladies, Kortchnoi seizes a 2nd pawn ... it seems that Petrosian was no longer up to its rival in 1980.>

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