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Mario Campos Lopez vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
San Antonio (1972), San Antonio, TX USA, rd 14, Dec-08
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1



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  keypusher: One of the more entertaining games from this tournament. Petrosian dispenses with fripperies like development and castling and crushes his opponent.
Apr-11-08  Petrosianic: Unfortunately, this is one of the few games that's totally unannotated in the tournament book.

There are several interesting Petrosian games from this tournament, such as

Petrosian vs Saidy, 1972

Where Petrosian puts him to sleep with quiet play and traps Saidy's queen in the middle of the board in a position where it looks like nothing is happening.

Petrosian vs Larsen, 1972

Great slugfest with errors on both sides.

Mecking vs Petrosian, 1972

Interesting ending, and a good Black win with the Burn French.

Portisch vs Petrosian, 1972

Tough game from the days when Portisch seemed to have his number, but he manages to hold the day with one of his patented exchange sacs.

Though when I think of San Antonio 1972, this is the first game that comes to mind:

Larsen vs Keres, 1972

Typical of the frustrating games that drive Larsen fans crazy. While leading the tournament, he pushes much too hard to win a drawn game, commits a gross blunder, loses, and slides back into the pack. Shades of Larsen-Fischer, Game 2.

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  Garech: Highly entertaining!
Jul-11-16  garland: Don't show this to your kids...
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