Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Tigran V Petrosian vs Gedeon Barcza
Stockholm Interzonal (1952), Stockholm SWE, rd 13, Oct-05
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 6 more Petrosian/Barcza games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-21-07  Resignation Trap: If you wish to purchase Petrosian's original score sheet (signed by both players) of this game, it is currently for sale on . It is currently at $37.00 .

By the way, this game was played at the 1952 Interzonal in Stockholm, not Sverdlovsk (probably from a bad translation).

Premium Chessgames Member
  Everett: 24.Nfxe6 meets a typical KIA theme, and caps some very savvy play by Petrosian. This knight was a real hero, preventing a q-swap with Nbd2, supporting d4 and enticing c4 with Nb3, and finally rerouted to f4.
Jul-27-14  Ke2: The position on move 12 is a classic KIA tabiya. Nakamura who's the best 1 minute player uses this exact system for 1 minute. This system is useful psychologically, as those dreadful Sicilian tactical/theory brutes instead go into a positional game.
Jul-22-15  zydeco: What does white have after 23....b4?
Premium Chessgames Member
  yiotta: <zydeco> he has the same combination as in the game, but now the black pawn on c4 hangs also.
Jul-22-15  zydeco: <yiotta> He doesn't. After 24.Nfxe6 Nxe6 25.Bxd5 black has 25....Nd8. White can play 26.Bxc4 and then after, say, 26...Kh8 27.d5 Ng7 28.d6 Qe8 white has a strong-looking attack but black still has an extra piece and some counterattacking possibilities.
Jul-23-15  Retireborn: <zydeco> My notes give 23...b4 24.b3! bxc3 25.bxc4 dxc4 26.d5 or 25...Nb4 26.Rc1 as very good for White.

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.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

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?]
Kings Indian Attack - A07 & A07
by johnarleyburns
Game 9
from Move by Move - Petrosian (Engqvist) by Qindarka
Petrosian vs. Gedeon KIA
from Memos. games by jumperjack
Petrosian wins with 1.e4
Interzonals 1952: Stockholm
by capybara
estrategia y tactica de suetin
Stockholm Interzonal 1952
by Tabanus
justwatcher's favorite games
by justwatcher
98_A07_King's Indian Attack
by whiteshark
rvchess10's favorite games
by rvchess10
ki i forhånd mod sic
from petrosian by SpaceRunner
Game 300
from Max Euwe - From Steinitz to Fischer, Part 1 by Chessdreamer
Game 7
from Veliki majstori saha 27 PETROSJAN (Marovic) by Chessdreamer
Game 300
from Max Euwe - From Steinitz to Fischer, Part 1 by demirchess
Game 300
from Max Euwe - From Steinitz to Fischer, Part 1 by FRoeten
termatzor's KIA
by termatzor
Closed [Blocked] Center Attack with Brute Force
from The Center A Modern Strategy Guide Mikhalchishin by opus
Game 300
from Max Euwe - From Steinitz to Fischer, Part 1 by Okavango
P. 29, KIA
from Tangborn, A Road to the Expert Title by skybluesky
Game 9
from Move by Move - Petrosian (Engqvist) by doug27
plus 6 more collections (not shown)

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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC