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Vasily Smyslov vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Amsterdam Candidates (1956), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Mar-30
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Variation (E63)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Oct-29-05
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  offramp: Petrosian had decided to liven up his play in this Candidates' tournament, but he lost in the first round to Geller and lost in the second round to Bronstein, where he left his queen en prise after playing really well. In this 3rd round game he had the great Smyslov well and truly beaten.


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Here he could have won with 29...Rd2.

Not the best start to a tournament.

Apr-01-06
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  tamar: One of the discouraging things for Petrosian, coming back to the adjourned game, is that there appear to be several blockade positions that work.

After 50 Kg3 if 50...Bxg5 51 Nf3 Rd5 52 Bxd5 c2 53 Nxg5 c1 queens, but the resulting position is a draw!


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Mar-07-15  Howard: Hans Ree mentioned in a 2010 New in Chess column that Petrosian certainly squandered some positons in the first several games of this tournament. For example, in the second round against Bronstein, he.....NEVER MIND ! Most of us know about that one !

But in this third-round game, he truly botched a won position, as offramp points out.

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