Chess King Tribute: Tigran Petrosian-Svetozar Gligorić 0-1

R.I.P. Svetozar Gligorić (2 February 1923 — 14 August 2012)

The legendary Grandmaster Svetozar Gligorić is no more. You can read an obit at Chess Blog. One of Gligorić’s most famous games was his victory over former world chess champion Tigran Petrosian at the great “Tournament of Peace” held in Zagreb in 1970. Gligorić dared to go for a sacrificial attack against one of chess history’s greatest defenders. Replay the game with Chess King.




Petrosian Tigran V (ARM) (2580) – Gligoric Svetozar (SRB) (2447)

Result: 0-1
Site: Rovinj/Zagreb (Croatia)
Date: 1970

[…] 1.c4 g6 2.¤f3 ¥g7 3.d4 ¤f6 4.¤c3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.¥e2 e5 7.O-O ¤c6 8.d5 ¤e7 9.b4 ¤h5 10.¤d2 ¤f4 11.a4 f5 12.¥f3 g5 13.exf5 ¤xf5 14.g3 ¤d4! 15.gxf4 ¤xf3+ 16.£xf3 g4! 17.£h1 (17.£d3!? ¥f5 18.¤de4) 17…exf4 18.¥b2 ¥f5 19.¦fe1 f3 20.¤de4 £h4 21.h3 ¥e5! 22.¦e3 gxh3 23.£xf3 ¥g4! (23…¥xe4 24.¦xe4 ¦xf3 25.¦xh4 ¥xc3 26.¥xc3 ¦xc3=) 24.£h1 h2+ 25.¢g2 £h5! 26.¤d2 ¥d4 27.£e1 (27.¦ae1 ¥h3+! 28.¦xh3 £g4+ 29.¦g3 ¦xf2#) 27…¦ae8! 28.¤ce4 ¥xb2 29.¦g3 ¥e5 30.¦aa3 ¢h8 31.¢h1 ¦g8 32.£f1 ¥xg3 33.¦xg3? ¦xe4

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