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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Eduard Gufeld
USSR Championship 1961a (1961), Moscow URS, rd 11, Jan-27
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E70)  ·  1-0


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Jul-12-05  Snow Man: 15. K-R1!
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  wwall: Perhaps better is 25...fxe4 26.Nxe4 Nxe4 27.Bxe4 Nf5.

If 26...exf4, then 27.Rxd6 Qxd6 28.Bxf4 Nxe4 29.Bxd6 Nxd2 30.Rb2 Nxc4 31.Bxc4 Ra8 32.Rb6 looks good for White.

If 27...Nxb6, then 28.exd6 Qxd6 29.e5 Nxc4 30.Bxc4 Qxe5 31.d6 Ne6 32.Re1 Qf5 33.Qe3 Rf6 34.Nd5 Rf7 35.Qc3+ Kg8 36.Ne7+ wins for White.

Why not 28...Nf8, and if 29.Rxe5 (29.Reb6 Nd7) 29...Qxe5.

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  beatgiant: <wwall: Perhaps better is 25...fxe4 26.Nxe4 Nxe4 27.Bxe4 Nf5.>

In that case, I think White would play 25...fxe4 <26. Bxg7+> to stop Black's knight from getting out via f5.

25...fxe4 26. Bxg7+ Kxg7 27. Bxe4 Black has the further weakness of isolated e-pawn, and then 27...Nxe4 28. Nxe4 Bf5? 29. Rxb7! Rxb7 30. Rxb7 Qxb7 31. Nxd6, followed by 32. Nxf7 coming out a pawn ahead.

Nov-06-05  larsenfan: Probably I am missing something, but why not 13 Be7, not to win the exchange, but to attack d6?
Nov-06-05  aw1988: You mean 12. Be7.

My understand of it is that White should not give up such a bishop. It isn't 'good', but useful.

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  keypusher: <larsenfan> can't black just trap the bishop after 12 ♗e7 ♖e8 13 ♗xd6 ♕b6?
Nov-06-05  aw1988: Or that. :(
Mar-21-07  stanleys: The young Gufeld is completely outplayed by Petrosian in this game - both strategically and tactically (28.Re6!)

Jun-20-15  Kangaroo: Replying to
<User: stanleys>: The young <Eduard Gufeld> is completely outplayed by <Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian> in this game - both strategically and tactically (28.Re6!)

Look at
<> to see that <Eduard Gufeld> would almost regularly lose to <Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian>

Jun-29-17  zydeco: 28....Nf8 looks better. 29.Rxe5 Qxe5 30.f4 is an interesting possibility. Gufeld probably missed 30.Rc6! in the game continuation.
Jun-29-17  Eusebius: Superior play by Petrosian. Always ready to swing from the left to the right, and back. It looks like he absorbed each of these 64 squares. Must have been a punishment to play this guy in his good days.
Jun-29-17  Muttley101: I remember Petrosian's annotations to this game, his last comment was along the lines of "and black, having finally run out of pieces with which to attack my king, resigned." He was sardonically dismissive of players who indulged in risibly bad play in lost positions (he had a similar contempt for Mecking).
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