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Tigran V Petrosian vs Bukhuti Gurgenidze
USSR Championship (1960), Leningrad URS, rd 15, Feb-17
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation. Hungarian Attack (D92)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: One spectacular winning line for Petrosian involves a K hunt:

<25.f5> Nd7 26.e6 Nb6 <27.fxg6!!> Nxc4 28.gxf7+ Qxf7 29.exf7+ Kf8 30.Bb4+ Nd6 31.Nf5 Kxf7 32.Nh6+ Kg6 33.Re6+ Kg5 34.Bd2+ Kh5 35.g4+ Kh4 36.Be1+ Kxh3 37.Rf3#

Nov-01-04  suenteus po 147: I love Petrosian's style for reasons exactly like this game. As Petrosian defends from moves 9 to 18 he is developing at the same time. When black finally withdraws his queen, Petrosian is set up to do some damage, which he does shortly thereafter. It must be amazing to actually play moves that accomplish two or more things at once.
Dec-09-06  notyetagm: <Chessical: One spectacular winning line for Petrosian involves a K hunt: <25.f5> Nd7 26.e6 Nb6 <27.fxg6!!> Nxc4 28.gxf7+ Qxf7 29.exf7+ Kf8 30.Bb4+ Nd6 31.Nf5 Kxf7 32.Nh6+ Kg6 33.Re6+ Kg5 34.Bd2+ Kh5 35.g4+ Kh4 36.Be1+ Kxh3 37.Rf3#>

A very nice king hunt, indeed.

Position after 37 ♖f3#:

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Nov-23-14  SpiritedReposte: This demonstrates Petrosian's style perfectly.

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