by Thomas Engqvist
According to the English player and writer P.H. Clarke, in his preface to Petrosian's Best Games of Chess, the 9th world champion was a pragmatist. Clarke defines the meaning of that abstract word like this: "One who does what is needed to meet the requirements of a position and, on the whole, makes no attempt to impose his own wishes on it."
Petrosian didn't agree he was a pragmatic player in his Chess Logic, and we should respect and pay attention...
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