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Rodolfo Tan Cardoso vs Tigran V Petrosian
"Walk on the Wild Side" (game of the day Oct-28-2013)
Las Palmas (1975), Las Palmas ESP, rd 5, Apr-11
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  0-1



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Jun-11-12  spawn2: <visayanbraindoctor>

They also need to do it in two (2)years, or else its back to zero if am correct.

Jun-11-12  visayanbraindoctor: <spawn2: They also need to do it in two (2)years, or else its back to zero if am correct.>

Thanks for that additional info <spawn2>.

Nowadays, with less strict standards, we see GMs sprouting like cogon grass everywhere.

With what I regard as the cheapening and multiplicity of FIDE titles, I sometimes tend to think the chess world should simply abolish most of them and just stick to 'chess master'. The multiplicity of chess titles did not exist in the 19th century, yet chess did just fine.

Jun-11-12  LoveThatJoker: <Honza Cervenka: Instead of 29...Ke6 objectively better was 29...Qc7.>

Stockfish agrees that Black had to find 29...Qc7! As after this, Black retains a (-1.53) advantage, at a depth of 19. Thus, 27...Kd7 was not a bad move at all, simply 29...Ke6 - luckily for Petrosian, Cardoso did not spot 30. Rh5!

This said, this is still a phenomenal game from the Ninth World Champion, Petrosian!


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  kevin86: Black's king wanders out,then returns to his castling position,though he never castled!
Jun-11-12  kardopov: <I believe they had to make at least 3 norms at one point, and the only shortcut way of attaining GM without the above was to get into the Candidates, the way Fischer did. It seems that for a while, as juniors Cardoso was one of Fischer's foremost competitors in the non-European world.> Can also be accomplished via special concession, the way they granted Balinas at Odessa, Russia.
Oct-28-13  ZeejDonnelly: RIP Lou Reed, a rock and roll animal.
Oct-28-13  ChessYouGood: No matter what I did it never seemed enough
he said I was lazy, I said I was young
He said, How many songs did you write
I'd written zero, I'd lied and said, Ten

You won't be young forever
you should have written fifteen
It's work

You ought to make things big
people like it that way
And the songs with the dirty words
make sure your record them that way

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Quel coincidence--I just happen to be playing Big Lou's Rock n' Roll Animal album right now.
Oct-28-13  iking: Cardoso gave Petrosian a lot to think ... a wild wild west
Oct-28-13  morfishine: <Jazzer32> Good point, but I think we can forgive White for "missing" a draw "overlooking" the "saving" 36.Rxf6+ followed by 40.Bd6+!

Its not as if White was under intense pressure and couldn't find an escape

What's not so easy to forgive is overlooking the winning 30.Rh5


Oct-28-13  Badmojo: Lou Reed just died.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side.

I said Hey TP

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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  kevin86: King gets called for traveling...
Oct-28-13  PurdyGUDsoFAR: This game is wonderfully analyzed in lev Psakhis' book: Advanced Chess Tactics; Quality Chess. pages 183-to-195.
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  Check It Out: I like fast-forwarding and rewinding this game so I can see the black king take his walk on the wild side over and over.
Oct-28-13  catlover: It must have been frustrating for Cardoso to have Petrosian's king on his third rank, deep in his own territory, without being able to nail the rascal down.
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  Domdaniel: "Candy came from Miami FLA ..."
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  Penguincw: Ha! Black did a king walk, and was successful, but when white tried it, unsuccessful.
Oct-28-13  Chessman1504: Petrosian... a true genius of defense.
Oct-29-13  Badmojo: Holly came from Miami FLA. Candy came from out in the island.
Oct-29-13  Kikoman: position after 50...Qd5+

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Wow! What a game by Petrosian, one of the best game that I have ever seen.

Mar-29-15  Mudphudder: That black king ran a mile and back! Unscathed.
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  perfidious: <visayan: Cardoso bty should have been a GM, had his prime been in the 1980s and 90s. A lot of GM strength (by today's standards) players at their prime in the 1950s to 1970s could only make it to IM; so strict were FIDE standards then....>

His chances would have been far better also had he lived and played in Europe, where obtaining tournament invitations would likely have been a simple matter. One can ask Jim Tarjan about that.

<....I believe they had to make at least 3 norms at one point, and the only shortcut way of attaining GM without the above was to get into the Candidates, the way Fischer did....>

In the 1970s and 1980s, that was usually the case, though I believe Ron Henley made a single norm, that being the 1982 Surakarta/Denpasar monster event, which was so long that he played enough games (25) to attain the norm.

A further condition was that, in those days, the norms were required within a rolling period of three years.

Aug-03-16  andrewjsacks: The Boomerang King game!
Mar-04-22  syracrophy: I'm not sure if the King alone moved the most along his army, walked around the board with no special mission - just for the sake of taking a wild trip!
Mar-04-22  SChesshevsky: <...walked around the board with no special mission...>

King looked to have very important mission. After 27. Bxe1, blacks very likely winning. Unless he gets mated. So king has to be very precise in escaping that result.

Sure it was very tense for both players. Would've been a great game to see in person.

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