Petrosian’s Pawn Storm | Boris Spassky vs Tigran Petrosian 1966

This is game 7 from the 1966 World Chess Championship match between Boris Spassky, challenger, and Tigran Petrosian, champion. I recall developing a better understanding of chess as a much younger player viewing Petrosian’s pawn play in this game. Spassky’s decision on move 11 would prove to be a great turning point in the game which stems from a Torre Attack. With a case of opposite sides castling present, a primary factor would be the element of time. I hope you too can develop a better understanding of chess from this instructive masterpiece by Tigran Petrosian, the 9th World Chess Champion.

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 d5 4. Nbd2 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 c5 7. c3 b6 8. O-O Bb7 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Nd7 11. Bf4 Qc7 12. Nf3 h6 13. b4 g5 14. Bg3 h5 15. h4 gxh4 16. Bf4 O-O-O 17. a4 c4 18. Be2 a6 19. Kh1 Rdg8 20. Rg1 Rg4 21. Qd2 Rhg8 22. a5 b5 23. Rad1 Bf8 24. Nh2 Nxe5 25. Nxg4 hxg4 26. e4 Bd6 27. Qe3 Nd7 28. Bxd6 Qxd6 29. Rd4 e5 30. Rd2 f5 31. exd5 f4 32. Qe4 Nf6 33. Qf5+ Kb8 34. f3 Bc8 35. Qb1 g3 36. Re1 h3 37. Bf1 Rh8 38. gxh3 Bxh3 39. Kg1 Bxf1 40. Kxf1 e4 41. Qd1 Ng4 42. fxg4 f3 43. Rg2 fxg2+

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