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Lev Polugaevsky vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
USSR Championship 1961a (1961), Moscow URS, rd 16, Feb-04
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-26-05  dac1990: This one shows how to dominate the open file.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: dac1990, It's interesting how you found this game on the day Haarlem-Rotterdam 1846 becomes the Game of the Day. Haarlem played that game much as Petrosian did 115 years later--play on the weakened King side squares combined with play down a Queen side file.
Sep-08-11  Garech: Beautiful game from Petrosian.


Jun-20-15  Kangaroo: Convincing revenge for
<Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1960>
Aug-05-17  zydeco: 31.g4 looks like a culprit.

White's opening adventure with Ra5-c5 turns out not to yield anything - and gives black control of the d-file.

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