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Petrosian Year by Year - Volume I (hc)

484 pages, hardback, Elk and Ruby, 1. edition 2020

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International Master Tibor Karolyi and FIDE Master Tigran Gyozalyan have written a comprehensive two-volume treatise on the life and games of Tigran Petrosian, who was world champion from 1963-1969. The present Volume I takes the reader on a journey from Tigran’s childhood, through the war years, successes in Georgian and Armenian national championships, his emergence as an elite player winning the Soviet championship and Olympic gold, and victory at the famous 1962 Candidates Tournament in Curacao.

Karolyi and Gyozalyan provide deep modern analysis of 148 full games and fragments, and summarise almost all known games played by Petrosian in the period. They also provide considerable background colour on each game, with round-by-round analysis of tournaments and matches in which they were played. Very few of these games have previously been analysed in detail in modern books, and those that were have nevertheless been subjected to considerably improved analysis.

Petrosian’s opponents in Volume I include world champions and challengers Fischer, Tal, Spassky, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Euwe, Korchnoi, and Bronstein, as well as leading players such as Keres, Geller, Benko, Polugaevsky, Reshevsky, Taimanov, Kotov, Gligoric, and many others. There is a special focus on his coaches Ebralidze, Lilienthal and Boleslavsky.

An added bonus is the inclusion of rare photos taken from private collections in Georgia and Armenia, many of which have never before been published in the West.

With a foreword by the greatest Armenian chess player of modern times Levon Aronian.

More Information
Weight 880 g
Manufacturer Elk and Ruby
Width 15,6 cm
Height 23,4 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Tibor KárolyiTigran Gyozalyan
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-5-6044692-6-2
Pages 484
Binding hardback

004 Index of Games

008 Foreword by Levon Aronian

009 Introduction by Tibor Karolyi

016 Introduction by Tigran Gyozalyan

018 A Brilliant Youngster

021 1942

035 1944

052 1945

075 1946

096 1947

110 1948

121 1949

135 1950

152 1951

182 1952

203 1953

249 1954

268 1955

289 1956

312 1957

331 1958

365 1959

394 1960

418 1961

437 1962

467 Petrosian’s Remarkable Exchanges

472 It’s Your Move

481 Afterword to Volume I by Tibor Karolyi

483 Index of Themes

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