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

Pal Benko vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 13, Sep-28
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 16 more Benko/Petrosian 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.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-25-04  suenteus po 147: I'm always hearing about queen sacs and rook sacs and double bishop sacs, but what about PAWN sacs? Benko and Petrosian both sac pawns in this game, but Petrosian does it a little better. 31.h6! is decisive as it cuts off the much needed connection of Benko's rooks on the seventh rank. And it's actually a double sac of the h and e pawns! This is the kind of game that, when I come across it, makes me sit up and take notice in a way that is far different from the way I sit up and take notice of Morphy, Tal, and Fischer games.
Feb-18-06  Resignation Trap: Benko lost this on time, but it was just a different way of resigning.
Feb-18-06  RookFile: Benko could have safely resigned this one after 26.... axb5. Petrosian has a simple plan: push the b pawn, and play just a marginal amount of defence on the kingside until he queens his pawn.
Oct-24-08  candide1500: Looking over this game i can't help but wonder if 29.Rd4!? (with the threat to double on the seventh rank) could have saved white.
Feb-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Impressive win by Petrosian. White can improve in the opening by recapturing on d3 with the e5 knight rather than the queen -- 8. (or 9.)Nxd3, followed by Be3 and Nc5. Which prevents black from opening the queenside with ...c5.
Nov-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: <candide 1500> 29.Rd4 b3 30. Rdd7 and Rc2 or Ra2.
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 member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  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 31
from Veliki majstori saha 27 PETROSJAN (Marovic) by Chessdreamer
Round 13, Game 50
from WCC Index [Candidates Tournament 1959] by Resignation Trap
Battle Chess ~ Petrosian's Perfect Pawn Play
from Battle Chess ~ Chess Masters on Winning by Reinf by fredthebear
Match Petrosian!
by amadeus
Fianchetto Frolics
by Domdaniel
95_Neglected {RR} endgames
by whiteshark
Tigran burning bright
from LAST COLLECTION by iking
(5) Benko -- Petrosian, Bled 1959
from Battle Chess by suenteus po 147
Battle Chess ~ Petrosian's Perfect Pawn Play
from yPawn Levers, Rollers, Bones, Forks, + , Promos by fredthebear
Tigran burning bright
from LAST COLLECTION by Jaredfchess
Tigran, Tigran, burning bright
by sleepyirv


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