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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Manuel Aaron
Stockholm Interzonal (1962), Stockholm SWE, rd 12, Feb-14
English Opening: King's English Variation. Closed System Full Symmetry (A26)  ·  1-0


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X marks the spot after 22. gxf5!

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  keypusher: By the way, is there a reason Black didn't play 34....Nxe5? Positionally it seems like a no-brainer (at least to this no-brainer), so there was probably some justification for avoiding it that I am not seeing.

The finish is impressive -- there is a massive trade-off, then the pretty 45. Be7!

Jul-02-08  RookFile: 34... Nxe5 does seem natural. Aaron may have reasoned that with his material deficit, he wanted to avoid piece exchanges.
Jul-02-08  aussiedave: "By the way, is there a reason Black didn't play 34....Nxe5?"

I think as nasty as the White Knight is on c6, if you play Nxe5, it comes around via d4 to e6 and that is even nastier.

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  keypusher: <aussie dave> Yes, that looks exactly right.
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  arsen387: A very nice game by Petrosian featuring the Opening of the Day. The great strategist in action
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