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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Herman Pilnik
Amsterdam Candidates (1956), Amsterdam NED, rd 6, Apr-05
Benoni Defense: King's Indian System (A56)  ·  1-0
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Dec-23-07
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Control an open file by controlling the 8th rank

Petrosian vs Pilnik, 1956

Position after 25 ♗f1-h3:


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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Rook outpost on an open file

Petrosian vs Pilnik, 1956

Position after 22 ♖c1-c6!:


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Feb-25-11  aniceto: Nimzowitsch would be proud of that Rook on c6
Jun-25-13  zydeco: It's hard to pass up 20.Nxb6. Maybe Petrosian didn't like the exchange sacrifice with 20....Nxb5 21.Nxa8 Nd4 and preferred to play positionally. 26.Re1 is a very mysterious move -- either just moving around or else playing a bit paychologically: inviting black to open the a-file.....and weaken b6.
Jun-28-13  arguel: The knights are better than the bishops in this kind of closed positions, which is probably why pilnik took with the bishop on b5 at move 11.
Jul-10-14
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  SpaceRunner: No in this position blacks White bishop is very important. Black is stuck With the wrong bishop and White controls the important square C4 for the knight... petrosian is credited for this plan Against the KI defence.
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