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Paul Keres vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
First Piatigorsky Cup (1963), Los Angeles, CA USA, rd 1, Jul-02
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  whiteshark: "At the opening ceremony of the Piatigorsky Cup in 1963 in Los Angeles it was announced that the winner would receive a car in addition to the prize money.

Keres shared victory in the tournament with Petrosian, and they both got a car.

A few months later Petrosian came to Tallinn and Keres met him at the train station. <'We really got great cars in America, Paul Petrovich,'> Petrosian remarked, sitting next to Keres in the front seat. <'They're fantastic,'> the Estonian grandmaster agreed, <'although if I hadn't rushed with the move h5 in our game, the car would only have gone to me.'>"

-- Genna Sosonko, Russian Silhouettes

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White to move

1) +0.50 (29 ply) <12.h5> Bf5 13.Nxf5 Qa5+ 14.c3 Qxf5 15.Be3 g6 16.hxg6 hxg6 17.O-O-O Kc7 18.Nh3 Qxf3 19.gxf3 Nh7 20.Kc2 a5 21.a4 Be7 22.Bd2 Bd6 23.c4 b6 24.c5 Be7 25.f4 Kb7 26.Ng5 Nxg5 27.fxg5 Rh5 28.Rxh5

2) =0.00 (29 ply) 12.Nxg6 hxg6 13.Bg5 c5 14.c3 e5 15.O-O c4 16.Bc2 Kb8 17.b3 Nf8 18.d5 N8h7 19.Be3 Nf8 20.Bg5

3) -0.19 (29 ply) 12.c3 e5 13.Nxg6 hxg6 14.Bxf7 exd4 15.cxd4 Rdf8 16.Bxg6 Nd5 17.Qg4 Bxg3 18.Qxg3 Qxg3 19.fxg3 Rf6 20.Bd3 Re8+ 21.Kd1 Ne3+ 22.Bxe3 Rxe3 23.Kd2 Rxg3 24.Raf1 Rd6 25.Rf4 Rxg2+ 26.Kc1 Nf6 27.Bf1 Rg3 28.Rh3 Rg4 29.Rxg4 Nxg4 30.Ra3 a6 31.Bh3 Rxd4

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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