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Laszlo Szabo vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Stockholm Interzonal (1952), Stockholm SWE, rd 15, Oct-09
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  0-1
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Jan-10-03  AgentRgent: A very nice positional win by Petrosian. He had an amazing understanding of when to keep a pawn and when to let it go.
Jan-10-03
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  refutor: why not 17. ... Qxb1+ 18.Kxb1 Nxc3+ winning back the material...am i overlooking something?
Jan-11-03  AgentRgent: After 19. Kb2 Nxe2 20. Re1 where's the knight going? (20...Nd4?! then 21. Rxe5+ Nxe5 22. Rd8 Mate, although 21...Ne6 22. fxe6 fxe6 23. Rxe6+ Kf7 avoids the mate, but gives up too much material)
Aug-03-11  50movesaheadofyou: To be more precise on the site, it was played in Saltsjobaden, Stockholm County, Sweden.
Jul-04-12  Garech: Man, that is some intuition.

-Garech

Jul-04-12
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  Dionysius1: I like the way Petrosian keeps letting Szabo get temporary advantages which when they run out after a few moves, leave Petrosian with an incremental improvement in his position which lasts. No wonder they say P was frustrating to play against!
Jul-04-12  DanielBryant: How deflating it must have been to see Petrosian sack the exchange against you.
Jul-23-15  zydeco: Except that, Petrosian's exchange sac notwithstanding, white's better for most of the game. I would prefer white's position anytime from move 18 to move 32.

26.Rd1 seems like a mistake -- moving the took away from a good square. Maybe 26.g4 is better to secure kingside space.

32.Qd6 is probably a bad miscalculation, trading queens into an inferior endgame. With queens on the board, black has to be very careful. White can try something like 32.Rd6 Nc4 33.Re6 Ne3 34.Qe4 and both 35.Re8+ and 35.Qh4 are threats. He could also play 32.Rh1 winning the h-pawn (32....Nd5? 33.Qb3).

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