A tribute to GM Tigran Petrosian
I consider myself lucky to have the book “Tigran Petrosian – his life and games” by Vik L Vasilev and printed by Batsford.
The book has many fine games and a fair amount of biographical details and a number of fine photographs. The only problem with this book is the cumbersome descriptive notation.
I bring you a sample of two interesting games from the book.
Tigran Petrosian v Boris Spassky
See another game with a very similar position.
The similarities are amazing and here is the full game for you to review.
Tigran Petrosian v Vladimir Simagin
His pet name was ‘Iron Tigran‘ due to his almost impenetrable defensive playing style. I am not sure if that name was correct as after going through his book I found a number of games which he won with great attacking skills.