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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Botvinnik - Petrosian World Championship Match (1963), Moscow URS, rd 9, Apr-13
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E08)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-04-08  Knight13: This is great! Botvinnik couldn't do anything, and Petrosian just cracks the game down bit by bit and draws nicely.
Apr-04-08  talisman: <Knight13> now when you get to the 69 match check out game 17.spassky was waiting for it.SIC. big mistake for tigran.
Apr-05-08  Knight13: <talisman> Gotcha. ;-)
Aug-14-09  lostgalaxy: Why not 46.Rg2 isn't that two pawns up for White?
Aug-14-09
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  whiteshark: <lostgalaxy:> My guess is that it won't make a big difference. The immobility of ♖a4 is compensation the pawn minus.
Jun-01-12  shepi13: < Why not 46.Rg2 isn't that two pawns up for White?>

Exactly what whiteshark said. Not only is the immobility of the Ra4 compensation for the pawn, white cannot make any progress. The rook blocks the a pawn, so that isn't a threat, while the kingside pawns are easily stopped by black's king, leading to an easy draw. Rather than just wait in this immobile position and do nothing, petrosian sacks a pawn to try to possibly win the pawn up ending. Great defense by botvinnik though.

Oct-10-12
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  Phony Benoni: Useless trivia: What is the connection of this game to Garry Kasparov?
Sep-15-13
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  whiteshark: Played on his birthday.
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