Jul 17



Grandmaster Var Akobian pays tribute to his countryman, former World Champion Tigran Petrosian. “Iron Tigran” didn’t attack often, but when he did, his opponents were in trouble. Akobian recommends re-watching the two games; see if you can recall the moves.

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Viktor Korchnoi, Curacao Candidates (1962): A31 English, symmetrical, Benoni formation
Petrosian vs. Rodriguez Vargas: D45 Queen’s Gambit Declined semi-Slav, Stoltz variation

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Jan 03

YouTube Added: Jan 1, 2014


This is game 2 from the 1971 candidates chess match final between Tigran Petrosian and Bobby Fischer. Fischer elects the Grunfeld Defense which leads to an opposite colored bishop position. The activation of the bishop in such a position is a top priority.

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