Great Chess Miniature: Petrosian vs Pachman (+ Video)
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Great Chess Miniature: Petrosian vs Pachman (+ Video)

FM michechess89

Today we study a great game: Tigran Petrosian vs Ludek Pachman, 1961. This is a nice miniature, since the beginning White got the advantage, but the most beautiful moments are in moves 19 and 21, which include a great sacrifice, an attack to the castled King, extraction, etc.


A video analyzing Fantastic Game Petrosian vs Pachman

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Lessons from this game

  • My favorite moment in this game is the subtle move 21. It’s just fascinating how black King cannot come back to the safe zone, and then without any rush, white pieces will finish the job no matter what.


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