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Petrosian sacs the exchange
Compiled by arsen387
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No one ever played exchange sacrifices like it did the great champion Tigran Petrosian. In this collection I am trying to compile his most interesting exchange sacs

2 exchange sacs in one game!
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

2 exchange sacs and an unstoppable attack!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Giving up an exchange to obtain pass pawns
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

Even Time is helpless against Petrosian
Petrosian vs V Loginov, 1983 
(E92) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

14.Rxe5! and Larsen resigns after 34 moves
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Petrosian did it even in 16
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

And again those rolling center pawns
Dunaev vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Exchange sac for dominating the dark squares
Petrosian vs Reshevsky, 1964 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 74 moves, 1-0

How did he do this??!!
Szabo vs Petrosian, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 47 moves, 0-1

R for a fianchetto B and strong outposts
Petrosian vs Sosonko, 1981 
(A20) English, 45 moves, 1-0

Sac for an attack
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 31 moves, 1-0

Sac for breaking oponent's initiative
Petrosian vs Nunn, 1978 
(A61) Benoni, 35 moves, 1-0

Poor Spassky, another sac from WC
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Exchange sac followed by a 17 move mating combo
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

Taking the 'bait'
Y Sakharov vs Petrosian, 1956 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 0-1

Fantastic attack after the exchange sac
A Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1956 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 0-1

In Tal's style
Petrosian vs Estrin, 1968 
(A21) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Very, very beautiful!
Klovans vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C11) French, 60 moves, 0-1

You just can't stop Petrosian's passers
Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Sac for a K side attack, very instructive
P H Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Don't give pass pawns to Petrosian, it's a sure loss
A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1962 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Weird castling and great follow-up
Gulko vs Petrosian, 1976 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

Exchange for connected passed pawns
Petrosian vs Dorfman, 1975 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Returning some material
Diez del Corral vs Petrosian, 1962 
(B56) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Another smooth win
Petrosian vs Kholmov, 1982 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

A Monster Pin!
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Not like the rest games, just a beautiful mating attack
Petrosian vs I Pogrebissky, 1949  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 28 moves, 1-0

Run out of titles for the games
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Sac' to draw
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Almost did it, a beatiful draw
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Blockade
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1972 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Missed opportunity on move 32, because of time trouble
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

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