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

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Mark Taimanov
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 5, Sep-06
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 9 times; par: 64 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 22 more Petrosian/Taimanov games
sac: 17...Rxe4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If we are missing an important game, you can submit it (in PGN format) at our PGN Upload Utility.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-03-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  nasmichael: As the game unfolds, what as the viewer do you see as the most important ideas utilized by Taimanov and Petrosian?
Jun-04-06  ganstaman: First, Petrosian thought "<I've almost got mate, I've almost got mate>" and Taimanov thought "<Don't get mated, don't get mated>". Then, Petrosian thought "<Don't get mated, don't get mated>" and Taimanov thought "<I've almost got mate, I've almost got mate>". Finally, Petrosian thought "<Noooooooo!!!>" and Taimanov thought "<Yesssssssss!!!!>".
Jun-04-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: bh wood wrote an excellent book on the 1953 candidates tournament and on the 1956 candidates too by the way. i think his 1953 book is every bit as good as bronsteins -but it was much harder to find-now hardinge simpole have republished it as world championship candidates tournament switzerland 1953 see www.hardingesimpole.co.uk

the companion volume is world championship candidates tournament holland 1956.

wood gives petrosians 17 nxe4 a ? and he also castigates the later 21 e5 by white

my personal view is that the sharp 17f3 is worth investigating.

Mar-30-08  NM James Schuyler: The most important idea Taimanov used was catching Petrosian on an off day. He misevaluated the position resulting from 17 Nxe4.
Aug-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <ray keene: *** wood gives petrosians 17 nxe4 a ? ***>

FWIW, I ran the position after <16. ... g6> in Fritz 12 for about 8 minutes, after which the evaluation was that Petrosian's <17. Nxe4> was the best move by a margin of slightly more than a full point.

Najdorf, in <Zurich 1953 - 15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship>, says, "[i]t is difficult to arrive at a clear verdict as to the correctness of this sacrifice (two knights for rook and two pawns) but at first glance it looks sound." (at p. 84)

Bronstein (in <Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953>) notes that the move chosen by Petrosian demonstrates his willingness to sacrifice a piece since Black could have played <17. ... h5> (which Taimanov apparently considered too risky, since he chose <17. ... Rxe4>). (Dover Publications edition, at p. 45)

Aug-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Full bibliographic information for the two sources cited in my previous post is as follows:

<Zurich 1953: 15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship>, by NAJDORF, Miguel, tr. by KINGSTON, Taylor, Russell Enterprises, Inc. 2012.

<Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953>, by BRONSTEIN, David, tr. from the Second Russian Edition by Jim Marfia, Dover Publications, Inc. 1979.

Aug-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: BTW, re: Bronstein's comment on <17. Nxe4> (see second preceding post, supra), the assertion that <17. ... h5> would have forced White to give up a piece in the near-term material count is questionable in view of this possible continuation: <17... h5 18. Nh6+ Kh7> (18... Bxh6 19. Qxd7 Qxd7 20. Nf6+) <19. Qxd7 Qxd7 20. Nf6+ Kxh6 21. Nxd7>.
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 Chessgames.com, 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?]
Game 29
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by Qindarka
Round Five, Game 29
from Zurich 1953 - Bronstein by vantheanh
Zurich 1953
by monkeysbum
Round Five, Game 29
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by JoseTigranTalFischer
Taimanov bishop (O-O, Bf8 -- especially Bd6-f8 after Nf5)
from King Castles and Other Architectonic Wonders by Gypsy
Round Five, Game 29
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by Atsa
Game 29
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by uril
Game 29
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by isfsam
Beautiful Music
by waustad
Game 29
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by smarticecream
Exchange sacs - 1
by obrit
Game 29
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by MSteen
Round Five, Game 29
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by suenteus po 147
Round Five, Game 29
from WCC Zurich 1953 by Pawn N Hand
Game 29
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by Baby Hawk
Game 29
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by cassiooo
Round Five, Game 29
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by TigerTiger


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