The smooth game

TIGRAN PETROSIAN vs LUDEK PACHMAN- Bled, round 6, 1961

We introduce another World Champion and one of the best Fischer’s opponents: “Iron” Tigran Petrosian.

Today we present you the game between Petrosian and Pachman played at the Bled torunament in 1961.

The opening is the King’s Indian Attack.

This game has been praised by Fischer himself, especially when Petrosian plays 14.nc4 to gain tempo over Black’s queen and set up a trap. Pachman wants to protect the knight on e7 but he plays the wrong move: 16.bf6? and then blunders with 17.kg7, exposing too much the king.

Petrosian sets up a mating net by sacking the queen and for Pachman is already game over on move 21.

This is a smooth game!

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