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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Vasily Smyslov
USSR Championship (1949)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation (B84)  ·  0-1
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Sep-14-04  CavaleiroNegro: good game to learn how to promove the pawn
Sep-14-04
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  suenteus po 147: To me it looks like the start of Petrosian's woes began with declining the queen exchange. Had he taken it, and swapped rooks to follow, this could very well have gone his way. Instead, he lets Smyslov determine what is exchanged and where, giving him the rook on the second rank at move 29. The game collections seldom lie, Petrosian was beaten by his own tactics in this game.
Mar-29-10
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  waustad: Black's king can go wherever he wants, including c1.
Apr-17-10  King.Arthur.Brazil: White was paralised by black strong center fight. The d5! opened the position and white figures were out of play, while black get a winning passed P. The Smyslov ending technique is amazing.
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