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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Vladimir Simagin
Moscow-ch playoff (1956), Moscow URS, rd 5
Old Indian Defense: Czech Variation (A53)  ·  1-0

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Oct-29-08  M.D. Wilson: Petrosian was quite fond of this combination!
Feb-10-09  arsen387: I was watching pretty long to what will happen if after 43.Ng5 blacks will play Rg7 pinning the N to the Q. It turns out that it was just mate in one 44.Qa8#, LOL!
Nov-13-10  Tigranny: Tigran's such a brilliant player with great sacrifices, including this one: Qa8+ Kg7 Bxe5+! Qxe5 Qh8+!! Kxh8 Nxf7+! Kg7 Nxe5.
Nov-22-10  sevenseaman: Petrosian's positional-oriented brilliance is dazzling. One can only wish one were in the shoes of this great World Champion.
Dec-11-10  Llawdogg: Holy cow! Petro's last five moves were spectacular. Incredible. Brilliant!
May-23-11  Llawdogg: Fantastic queen sacrifice! Petrosian liked it so much that he used it again in 1966 in game ten of his World Championship Match with Spassky.
Jun-03-11  BISHOP TAL: <0xford> (He was the 1st world champion since Alekine to defend his title)Do you think Alekhine would have defended his title if he had played Capa instead of Bogo...The best need to play the best lets hope Fide or whatever chess federation that is in order sees to that.Karpov Fischer would have been awsome but that wasnt karpovs fualt.
Sep-08-11  howlwolf: I would have been so happy to get to play Qh8+, I am not sure I would have played Bxe5 first but of course he has to or otherwise black can walk out with Kg6 and no real damage.
Jan-31-12  Llawdogg: Just as brilliant every time I see it.
May-07-12
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  andrewjsacks: Again, we see that Petrosian was second to almost no one in tactics, positional player though primarily he was.
Jul-18-12  Cibator: To be a successful positional player you must also be good at tactics. No use making a brilliant strategical manoeuvre if it's going to be shot down by some two-move cheapo!
Nov-28-12  Jim Bartle: Didn't Petrosian pull off virtually the same combination twice against Spassky as well? How does he steer opponents into the necessary position?
Nov-28-12  Everett: <Jim Bartle: Didn't Petrosian pull off virtually the same combination twice against Spassky as well? How does he steer opponents into the necessary position?>

slowly but surely, eh? Love his style, creepy and all.

Nov-28-12
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  perfidious: <Jim> Petrosian caught Spassky once: see the very first kibitz on this game.
Sep-22-13  himadri: almost like a satire !
Jul-12-15  SpiritedReposte: That should be known as a <Petrosian Fork>
Aug-03-15
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  Alex Schindler: Love this ending so much. It actually makes me laugh, though I'm sure GM simagin was less amused! (and later spassky, though he was always a good sport)
Aug-03-15  RookFile: Petrosian owned the e4 square in this game. The knight was boss once it got there.
Aug-25-16  clement41: Fantastic game by the master of positional play. A very instructive maneuver is the one initiated by white on move 22, aimed at seizing e4 for the knight, a great outpost and blockade
Apr-25-17  tigreton: Petrosian ends up through tactics a nice positional game. The saving of the dark square bishop, 18. Bg1, was necessary to fight for c5. The way he gains e4 for his knight is very instructive.
Sep-01-17  Coutinho: The same combination occurred in his game against Spassky
Sep-18-19
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  FSR: Tour de Force.
Sep-18-19
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  FSR: How has this never been GOTD?
Sep-18-19
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  keypusher: <FSR> I guess cg figured Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 was close enough.
Sep-26-19  kramnov: What a final move!
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