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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Tigran V Petrosian
Training Tournament (1953), Gagra URS, rd 10, May-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B95)  ·  0-1



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Dec-07-03  ughaibu: Another nice one of Ragozin's, eventually it turns out that he's sacrificed a rook for nothing. Petrosian goes in for a nice rook activation h8-g8-g5-c5.
Jun-09-04  babakova: The kind of play Petrosian employs in this game is pure torture to use, giving all the attack to the opponent and just wait until a mistake is done to pounce upon, requires patience
Jul-02-06  drnooo: More than once it has occurred to me that perhaps Petrosian's games after 12 or 15 moves into them can be picked out as HIS more than any player who ever lived: just look at all the back and forth almost blasphemous bishop moves to kick things off,the weaving wobbly position, the famous notorious late castling, and then the defiant king moving laughingly from his pursuers amoung the trees and underbrush. And to think that he was once the best blitz player in the world: must have driven both the classical and speed players crazy. Spassky and Smislov both agreed that his moves were the hardest of anyone they faced to predict. No wonder.
Jul-02-06  CapablancaFan: <drnooo> I agree with everything you said. Late castles, late development, king walks etc. all signature Petrosian. Here's a game where Petrosian's king, lets just say, takes a little tour. R T Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975

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