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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Vasily Smyslov
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 3, Sep-10
English Opening: King's English Variation. Smyslov Defense (A21)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  keypusher: What a wacky game!
Mar-31-06  paladin at large: They are just horsing around.
Aug-06-11  Blunderdome: I don't recall ever seeing four knights in a square like that.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Another oddity is the "pinwheel" the Knights form with the pawn d5 as the focus of their attention.
Nov-11-13  zydeco: It looks like black's playing for a win towards the end, but changes his mind and takes the draw with 60....Kf7.

If 60....N2xa4 61.Ne2 Nb2 62.N2f4+ Kf7 63.g6+ Kg8 64.Ke2 (or 64.Nh5 Nd7) a4 65.Kd2 a3 66.Kc3 Nc4 67.Kb3 Nxe3 68.Kxa3 Nf1 69.Nh5 Nd7 70.Kb4 e3 and I think white wins with 71.N6f4 because after 71....Nf8 white holds onto the pawn with 72.g7 and 72....Nxe6 fails to 73.Nxe6 e2 74.Nf6+ Kf7 75.g8=Q+.

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