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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Lajos Portisch
Varese Interzonal Playoff (1976), Varese ITA, rd 3, Oct-11
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  1-0


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May-01-05  Poisonpawns: Blundering a pawn in a drawn position and losing has to hurt. 34.Rd5 Qg6?? 35.Rxe5 and its 1-0 I think this was an important game also,selection for canidates or something.
May-01-05  aw1988: But does Portisch have anything better?
May-01-05  Poisonpawns: <aw> Yes,Portisch has better, just 34..Qb7
May-01-05  aw1988: 34...Qb7 35. Qd6
Mar-22-06  stanleys: I call this "simple chess" - a typical play by the great Tigran Petrossian.Everything seems so easy!
Mar-22-06  stanleys: To the Poisonpawns:Think that the rook ending after 34...Qb7 is lost because the whites' rook and king are too active
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  perfidious: <Poisonpawns> This game was in fact played as part of a triangular playoff for two spots for the 1977-78 Candidates matches, though Portisch overcame this setback to qualify via the following game: Tal vs Portisch, 1976.
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