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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Paul Keres
Budapest (1952), Budapest HUN, rd 2, Mar-04
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Keres Variation (E53)  ·  1-0


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Mar-27-03  corbinamman: There is a nice combination of trapping and discovery at move 21, initiated by Petrosian, but Keres didnt bite. It took me a good while to figure out why Keres declined 21...Bxf1. I kept thinking, "If Rh5, Nxh5. what is the threat???" See how long it takes you.
Mar-27-03  ughaibu: What's wrong with Nf5?
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  crafty: 21. ... ♗xf1 22. ♘f5 ♕h5 23. ♘e7+ ♔f8 24. ♖xh5 ♘xh5 25. ♕xd7   (eval 3.62; depth 11 ply; 10M nodes)
Mar-27-03  Chess Champ: Crafty is good but lacks some positional understandings...
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  Sneaky: Chess Champ, that is very true. But for moves like 21...Bxf1 22.Nf5! above, Crafty is for all practical purposes GM strength. I think has done a good job sticking Crafty on the kind of positions that it would excel at, while leaving the positional debates to the humans.
Jun-29-05  zhentil: Does anyone know what the Russian spelling of Tigran is? Or have a link to where it's spelled?
Jul-09-10  ozmikey: Amazing game. It looks for all the world as if White is getting completely overrun in the opening, but he hangs on by a thread and emerges with the two bishops and a juicy weak pawn in the centre to attack! Typical Petrosian.
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  paulalbert: <zhentil> Go to Wikipedia His name is shown in both Armenian and Cyrillic alphabets. Tigran is staight forward transliteration since there is an exact one to one Cyrillic letter for each Latin alphabet letter in "Tigran" , but not so in his patronymic and last name. I can't comment on Armenian alphabet. Paul Albert
Nov-18-12  JohnBoy: Why not the immediate 35.Rc8? It looks as if all black has then is a spite check at d1.
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  fiercebadger: he manages to control the mighty Keres by better piece coordination
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  morfishine: <fiercebadger: he manages to control the mighty Keres by better piece coordination> Plus he played better lol


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