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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Anatoly Sidorov
URS-ch sf (1950), Gorky (Russia), rd 12
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  1-0


Annotations by Peter Hugh Clarke.      [6 more games annotated by P Clarke]

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Apr-26-05  dac1990: A great game on which I am suprised no one else has yet kibitzed.
Jul-14-05  organist: This game appears from move 11 to move 36 with light notes in P.H. Clarke's "Chess for Beginners" pp 106-7.
Jul-14-05  fgh: Very instructive game by Petrosian.
Apr-12-09  blacksburg: wow, very good annotations.
Sep-06-09  WhiteRook48: this is astounding
Sep-06-09  Open Defence: a nice approach to the Semi Slav...
Oct-21-09  birthtimes: Young Tigran had more pep in his draw here...
Sep-30-12  backrank: <Jul-14-05 organist: This game appears from move 11 to move 36 with light notes in P.H. Clarke's "Chess for Beginners" pp 106-7.>

Interesting. I wonder if a beginner is able to understand this game, or will find it useful to study?

17 g6!! is brilliant:

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After 17 ... hxg6 18 Ng5! the point is that the bishop sac on g6 is threatened! This can be avoided only by 18 ... f5, but then after 19 Nxe6 Rxe6 20 Bf3 White stands ready for h2-h4-h5, against which little can be done, as the game continuation shows.

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Jan-23-13  Dr. J: It seems hard to believe that 6...Bd6 is a losing move, as Clarke's notes seem to imply. Could Black have improved later? For instance 17...f6 or 17...Bxa2?
Jan-23-13  Strongest Force: Black seems oblivious to the danger around him; kind of like Americans... when it comes to government.
Apr-22-14  Eusebius: Castling on the queen side, consequent playing on the g- and h-file. I wonder what kind of defense could have worked there...
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  fiercebadger: reminds me of a Rubinstein game
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