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Paul Keres vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
"Catch a Tigran by the Tail" (game of the day Oct-06-2006)
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 16, Sep-27
Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61)  ·  1-0
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Sep-24-04  Hidden Skillz: was Rxf4 petrosians best option after Be4??
Sep-24-04
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  Honza Cervenka: 52...h6 53.Qe6 Rf6 54.Qe8+ Rf8 55.Qe5 Rf6 (55...Qxe5 56.Rxh6+ Kg7 57.Rg6+ Kf7 58.fxe5 ) 56.Rd1 Rf8 57.Rd6 is not much better.
Apr-09-06  refutor: positionally, what's wrong with 5.Bf4 v. other moves?
Apr-27-06  PaulKeres: sorry can't help you, i personally find 5. Bf4 quite tricky to handle as black and perfectly sound for white
Oct-06-06
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  xenophon: you have to admit;that was one hell of a tournament
Oct-06-06  Microbe: Very elegant game.
Oct-06-06
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  Peligroso Patzer: <PaulKeres: sorry can't help you, i personally find 5. Bf4 quite tricky to handle as black and perfectly sound for white> In his famous book of this tournament, Bronstein wrote of 5. Bf4: "A peaceful system, especially annoying to those players who essay the King's Indian in search of double-edged combinative play." It is rather ironic than in this game, it was Keres who chose such a move against the young Tigran Petrosian.
Oct-06-06  alayo: <Peligroso Patzer:......"It is rather ironic than in this game, it was Keres who chose such a move against the young Tigran Petrosian."> The most effective way to play younger players is to adopt peaceful moves in the beginning, deferring the struggle till later when their patience runs out.
Oct-06-06
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  kevin86: It looks like white's attack paid off after all :)
Apr-07-07  Eatman: As Bronstein notes, the most fascinating thing about this game is how Keres foresaw attacking possibilities on h-file while pretending to play slow positional chess on queenside and center.
Feb-26-17  cwcarlson: It's equal after 39...Qf6, but 37.Be4 Rg7 38.Rg4 wins.
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