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Robert Huebner vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Petrosian - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1971), Sevilla ESP, rd 1, May-13
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack (B10)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jun-22-11  thejack: Zaitsev gives 38.Ke3 Kh4 39.Rd2: Rd2: 40.Kd2: Kg3 as drawn. I wonder whether this is safe or if there might be a way to win for white? I admit this doesn´t look too convincing to me.

Anyway this is a nice game from young Hübner in their first match game. He must have been rather excited at his winning chances (22.Rd3! or 22.Bg4).

However Petrosian played some stunning knight moves (22.-Na4 and 24.-Nc5)!

Jun-22-11  SimonWebbsTiger: Petrosian and Suetin annotated the game for Informator 11 (11/153).

A quick pluck from their (scanty by today's standards, but then so were all the really old Informators) notes:

20. Re7!
22. Bg4!
27. Bg4!

They gave 35...Kg6!= so they viewed it as drawn. Only 22...Na4 got their exclam and not 24...Nc5

The Zaitsev note is interesting because he was with Suetin second for Petrosian.

The curious thing is that Petrosian thought Hübner had come to Seville to draw some games, lose a few and then go home; Petrosian's opinion was that Hübner expected to lose before the match even began! The Iron Tiger believed he would win the match but was complimentary about Hübner. ("Tigran Petrosian - his life and games" by Vik Vasiliev, Batsford 1974.)

Mar-06-15  RookFile: I actually thought Huebner was close to winning this game. One slip and old Petro would have been done for.
Mar-31-15  thejack: > Rookfile
I actually thought the same. Hübner had a strong initiative, and a lesser player than Petrosian might well have lost (for example, i like 31.-Rd5 32. Be4!). On the other hand, the position became pretty messy with blacks strong d3 pawn, and Hübner did also well to draw.
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