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Tigran V Petrosian vs Nikolay Tikhonovich Sorokin
Tbilisi (1944), It
Tarrasch Defense: Swedish Variation, Central Break (D33)  ·  1-0

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May-22-03  pks: it looks like blacks 6th move c4?! should of been replaced with nf6 and in the game after white traded off blacks d5 pawn c4 was weak and ready to fall!
Jan-01-04  skakmiv: didn't 10..Bxf3 win a pawn?
Jan-01-04  refutor: black won a pawn regardless without giving up his light square bishop
Sep-27-04  ArturoRivera: Wow!, i think petrosian is really elegant, very sutile.
Nov-08-05  mysticmabus: 12.Nxf5???, 12. Nd6+! forcing black to resign.
Dec-09-06  notyetagm: <ArturoRivera: Wow!, i think petrosian is really elegant, very sutile.>

Absolutely.

I love the ending 22 ... ♘xg2? 23 ♖d6!, threatening both 24 ♖x♕ and the <Arabian mate> 24 ♘f6+ and 25 ♕xh7# by <BLOCKING> the 6th rank.

Dec-10-06  notyetagm: What a great <ZWISCHENZUG> (in-between move) by Petrosian, 22 ... ♘x♗g2? 23 ♖d6!.
Dec-10-06  notyetagm: <mysticmabus: 12.Nxf5???, 12. Nd6+! forcing black to resign.>

Pretty amazing that the great tactician Petrosian missed this elegant <X-RAY> shot 12 ♘e4-d6+!:


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The White d1-queen now defends the White d6-knight -through- the Black d4-queen (<X-RAY>), after Black has mistakenly opened the d-file for the White d1-queen by capturing the White d4-pawn (11 ... ♕xd4?) which previously had blocked the White queen's line to d6.

Oct-28-08
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  sleepyirv: <notyetagm> Well, he was only 15 at the time.
May-13-12  srag: I think this is the game about which Vasiliev ("Tigran Petrosian his life and games", page 19) quotes Petrosian's chess diary:"I beat my nearest rival, Sorokin, in sharp (not typical for me) style".

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