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Tigran V Petrosian vs Gerhard Pfeiffer
Leipzig Olympiad Final-A (1960), Leipzig GDR, rd 7, Nov-03
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  1-0



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Apr-30-08  Nezhmetdinov: murderous - h3 will finish things
Feb-23-09  arsen387: Petrosian plays not for queening but for checkmate. Impressive finish!
Oct-17-11  ozmikey: Beautiful game.
Mar-06-12  Garech: Great game from Iron Tigran!


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  sleepyirv: 18. Nd5 seems like something out of Bronstein's playbook!
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Botvinnik: "If Tal sacrifices, accept. If I (Botvinnik) sacrifice, think it over. If Petrosian sacrifices, resign."
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  kingscrusher: Beautiful game. Perhaps black should not have played g6. Maybe just casting. On f5 black does have some dark-square based resources like Qd4+ going to h4 and also Bg5-f4. With the White bishop on c1, black can rev up things a little, so maybe f5 was more of a theoretical threat than an actual one. Qc7 of course invited Nd5 and then White's pawns were very strong.
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  peckinpah: An extraordinary departure that should be available in guess the move
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  whiteshark: Boris Spassky described Petrosian as <first and foremost a stupendous tactician> after losing in the 1966 World Championship Match.

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