Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Octavio Troianescu
Budapest (1952), Budapest HUN, rd 14, Mar-26
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Botvinnik System (E49)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Petrosian/O Troianescu game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you missed a Game of the Day, you can review the last year of games at our Game of the Day Archive.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-26-10  Sem: There goes the third pawn. BTW, Trojanescu played with enough aggression, I can't find fault with that. Oh, and I love 11. f3.
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: Probably 11....c4 is the culprit. It has to be bad for black to release his pressure on d4.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <zydeco> Black's results in these types of 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 Nimzo positions have never inspired confidence; to wit, Gheorghiu-Fischer, Havana 1966 and the all-time classic of the genre, Botvinnik-Capablanca, AVRO 1938 are merely two better-known examples.
Aug-17-15  RookFile: What perfidious said. I was surprised by this game, I thought Black was going to get owned on the dark squares, but Petrosian had a completely different approach. Will have to study this further.
Aug-17-15  zanzibar: Playing it over with an engine, it looks like 14...Na5 is weak.

And then having committed the knight off to the side, 16...Nb3 finishes the plan. But who would want to play Petrosian a pawn down, with what compensation?

click for larger view

Then after 21.Reb1 I would instinctively play 21...a6. But Troinescu goes for 21...Bc8 thinking pin. But Petrosian goes "Pin? What pin?".

And Black goes 2 pawns down, with a tiny modicum of compensation.

And this opening could be called <knight around the rosie>:

<9.Ne2, 13.Ng3, 14.Nh1, 15.Nf2, 20.Nd3>

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. 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: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. 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?]
Nimzo-Indian Study
by swclark25
Budapest 1952
by suenteus po 147
Nimzo-Indian Study
by fispok

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your 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 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC