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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Miroslav Filip
Curacao Candidates (1962), Willemstad CUW, rd 28, Jun-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Defense (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Nov-04-05
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  offramp: This game was sgreed drawn early in the last round. As long as Keres vs Fischer, 1962 was a draw then it meant that Petrosian would play Botvinnik in 1963; if Keres had won that game then there would have been a playoff. When Keres saw that this game had been drawn, and he had chances to finish 1st=, then the tension became too much for him and his fairly promising position fizzled out to a draw. A psychological ploy from Petrosian!
Nov-04-05  suenteus po 147: <offramp> Thanks for the story! I love it: there's chess on the board, and then there's Chess off the board!
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