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Walk on the Wild Side

  • benws
  • | Jun 13, 2012
  • | 3604 views
  • | 17 comments

This game features yet another ridiculously bold king march. Petrosian decides to keep his king in the center and spurns castling when it becomes clear that Cardoso is mounting an attack. He then snatches at the opportunity to win some material, counting on his ability to defend. In the end, his king has to go on a little walk, almost to its doom, but with some imaginative and creative play, Petrosian manages to escape unscathed, and Cardoso is forced to capitulate when his own king comes under fire.

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  • 2 years ago

    vj1

     
    For those of you who are interested in a computer analysis of the game, I ran this through Fritz 8 to see what it has to say about the game.
  • 2 years ago

    JoeTheV

    I've always liked Petrosian's play because he's very provocative and makes outstanding king marches.  His games against Spassky I especially liked.

  • 2 years ago

    Gorpo

    Brilliant defense...

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    Great game by Petrosian!

  • 2 years ago

    fchessl

    that requires serious guts and skill to pull of 

  • 2 years ago

    Rook98

    cool

  • 2 years ago

    yograjmatrx

    Great Petrosian

  • 2 years ago

    nyLsel

    amazing!

  • 2 years ago

    FurryKittens

    That's just amazing.

  • 2 years ago

    Saint-Paulia

    Fascinating game. Petrosian's opponent unable to checkmate King in that situation. Almost unbelievable!

  • 2 years ago

    rondo09

    ol' iron tigran

  • 2 years ago

    ramanjudge

    King is on drugs...

  • 2 years ago

    Crimson-XY

    brilliant, and people say pretosian is boring

  • 2 years ago

    kenytiger

    This game shows that Petrosian is not called the "Master of Desfense" for nothing. Glad to hear from you, Ben.

  • 2 years ago

    Daoism

    Incredible tryp of the King, return to the castle at the correct moment, just for dinner :)

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