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Evgeny Terpugov vs Tigran V Petrosian
"This is Spartak!" (game of the day Jun-17-2018)
Zenit vs. Spartak (1957), Moscow
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  0-1

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Jul-29-12
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  WannaBe: Tigran was deaf?! I never knew that!
Jul-29-12  jackpawn: Petrosian wore hearing aids so he wasn't totally deaf.
Jul-29-12  PhilFeeley: <WannaBe> You've been around here for how long and you didn't know that? Strange the details we miss.

I don't get the "Spartak" reference. Anyone?

Jul-29-12  jackpawn: Petrosian, especially during this timeframe, was just a ton! D@mn, this game is impressive!
Jul-30-12  SuperPatzer77: <WannaBe: Tigran was deaf?! I never knew that! > <WannaBe> Take a look at the website link -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigran...

Read the story under the subtopic "Deafness"

SuperPatzer77

Jul-30-12
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  kevin86: White either allows the queen to mate or takes the queen and is mated by the knight (kind of an opened-face smothered mate).
Jul-30-12
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  WannaBe: <PhilFeeley> I know, I feel silly (stupid)...

<SuperPatzer77> Thanks for the link, great read.

I like this quote: "He [Petrosian] has an incredible tactical view, and a wonderful sense of the danger... No matter how much you think deep... He will 'smell' any kind of danger 20 moves before!" – Robert Fischer

Nov-13-12  Cemoblanca: Petrosian was a real "Ladykiller"! ;) What a beauty! RIP!

By the way: I only know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeY... :D

Feb-20-14  Strelets: <PhilFeeley> Spartak refers to Voluntary Sports Society (VSS) Spartak, in which Tigran Vartanovich was a member. Many prominent Soviet grandmasters had such an affiliation: Botvinnik played for Trudovye Rezervy (Labor Reserves), Smyslov was a long-time member of Burevestnik (Stormy Petrel), Tal (Latvian by birth) belonged to Daugava, Spassky was in Lokomotiv, and Karpov was a member of TsSKA (Tsentral'nyi sportivnyi klub armii-Central Army Sports Club).
Apr-22-14  Mating Net: The piece sac is tremendous, but the quiet, but deadly 25...c3! is top class. It cuts off the White Queen and freezes the c pawn ensuring that the lines of communication are permanently impaired.
May-06-15  ToTheDeath: What a fantastic game by Petrosian, in his younger years he played some sparkling chess. Great sac and the finish is elegant.

18.Be4!? looks dangerous for Black but I have not analyzed it, at any rate it offers more of a fight than opening the b file did.

May-07-15
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: In his book The Art of Defense in Chess, Andrew Soltis opens with the game J Klavins vs I Zdanovs, 1961. Compare this game after move 11 with that game after move 13:

1. Black has exactly one piece developed;
2. It's a Knight on b6;
3. White had played 0-0-0? in both games;
4. Black's development stinks in numbers yet is superior in quality; 5. Both players with Black sacrificed that Nb6 on c4 and won in less than 30 moves.

Rather a tad eerie.

Dec-05-17  Jambow: Epitomizes the RJF adage <tactics flow from superior position>.
Feb-26-18  Granny O Doul: <PhilFeeley> Perhaps it is meant to evoke "I am Spartacus", though the change from "I" to "this" rather diminishes the line's force.
Jun-17-18  andrewjsacks: Strong as well as witty final move.
Jun-17-18  morfishine: Zenit is a Russian football club from St Petersburg. Spartak is a Russian football club from Moscow and are the country's most successful club

I assume the reference Zenit vs Spartak showcases the World Cup being played in Russia at this time

Jun-17-18
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  FSR: <An Englishman> This game also brought Klavins-Zdanovs immediately to my mind.
Jun-17-18  offramp: <morfishine: Zenit is a Russian football club from St Petersburg. Spartak is a Russian football club from Moscow and are the country's most successful club.>

The least successful club is Nadir.

Jun-17-18
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  Sneaky: The pun is a reference to the movie "300", specifically https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZe....
Jun-17-18
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  MissScarlett: <The pun is a reference to the movie "300",>

Been there, done that: E Spaete vs H Strater, 2000

Jun-17-18  ChessHigherCat: Terpugov died of a massive Spartattack.
Oct-04-21
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  kingscrusher: Hahaha! Petrosian is an acquired taste but once you acquire it, it is lovely to see games like this :)
Oct-04-21
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  kingscrusher: <SuperPatzer77> He was initially 2-0 up against even Garry Kasparov. Kasparov didn't conquer his style - more like health issues later for Petrosian to lose the next two. In my view Petrosian was one of the most dangerous world champions going especially in match player, where one can be more relaxed and risk-free as long as in the end you just score 1 more point than the opponent.
Oct-04-21
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  kingscrusher: No one seems to have mentioned this but there is a slight tactical concern with Black's position at move 19: Nxb5! which casts doubt on things.

Maybe Petrosian is not solid enough for very subtle tactics.

The broader issue about this opening is that although on the surface it seems to be like a French defence without the "bad bishop" - that is also it's downside. The french defence "bad bishop" does add a level of solidity to the light squares.

Oct-04-21  AlexPomor: User: kingscrusher 19: Nxb5!
May be. And what about 19...Nxe5 and 20... Rb8 or 20...0-0 and Rb8? What you will do (especially on the board without any Stockfishes etc?)
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