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Tigran Petrosian was a World Chess Champion and a true legend of the game. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" because of his incredible defensive skills that made him a formidable opponent who was virtually impossible to defeat.
Petrosian was the master of restraint, prophylaxis and prevention. He could spot and defuse threats well before they were created, suck the life out an opponent's position and then exert a vice-like grip on the game.
In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist selects and examines his 60 favourite Petrosian games, beginning with a win against Salo Flohr in a simultaneous display from 1942 and ending with Petrosian's last tournament win from Niksic 1983. Each game is annotated in depth with questions, answers and exercises for the reader throughout.
The five sections of the book cover Petrosian's early years, his move to Moscow, strongest period, life as World Champion and later career. Biographical material and descriptions of the events in which Petrosian took part are inclued in the annotations. An introductory chapter briefly examines Perosian's style, contribution to theory and use of psychology.
Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge.
Published 2014, softback, 391 pages.