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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Grigoriev
Tbilisi (1945)
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Exchange Variation (B29)  ·  1-0



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Jul-22-13  RookFile: Kind of a strange game. Grigoriev had been dead for a few years, and plays like it in this game.
Jul-22-13  jhelix70: LOL, when you look at it that way, it is a pretty nice game for a dead guy!

It must have been another Grigoriev. There are a series of games documented from Tbilisi 1945 that might be Petrosian playing a group of candidate masters or amateurs, perhaps schoolkids. It may even be from a simul.

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  TheFocus: This was a training game, 1 of 3, played in Tbilisi, Georgia, in winter of 1945.

Petrosian won all three training games. The other two games, Petrosian playing Black, are not in CG database.

Jun-17-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: This could be a decent Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle on Move 6, believe or not.

One flaw, however, is that White's alternative 6 Qd5 is also strong.

Jun-09-20  Helios727: In one of his books Soltis gives the final moves as 12...Rd8 13. Bxe5 Black resigns. Since Chess Informant did not exist back then maybe we will never know which is correct.
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  FSR: I looked at this on ChessBase, and tried to play 12...O-O-O. ChessBase blew the whistle at that move.
Jun-22-20  Helios727: Black's King had already moved twice.

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