Learning from the Best: Tigran Petrosian Part 3

Jun 15, 2011
18 min
Today Melik reminisces once again about his old coach, recalling one of his more interesting battles with the "Magician from Riga". In Tal-Petrosian, USSR Championship 1958 we witness a "topsy-turvy" battle, jump started once again by a Petrosian exchange sacrifice. This game ultimately showed Tal's inexperience. Enjoy Melik's personal take, along with references to Kasparov's comments from the "Predecessor" series.