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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Ratmir Kholmov
12th Soviet Team Cup (1982), Kislovodsk URS, rd 7, Jun-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Yates Variation (E16)  ·  1-0
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Feb-07-07  xombie: Trapped knight on move 21! I am sure both players saw it, but the Petrosian saw ahead. The good black knight is eliminated; with no open files for the rooks, and a great black bishop; a hillarious refusal to exchange the bishop on move 25. Its fantastic seeing the two Bishops on d4 and e4. Also, some nice defense in the end.
Jan-25-09  Maynard5: It is interesting to compare this game with a much earlier one, Petrosian-Kholmov, 1947, also a Queen's Indian Defense, won by Black. In this game, unlike the earlier one, White adopts the maneuver 15. b3, 16. a3 and 18. b4, forcing Black's knight on c5 to retreat. Then, Petrosian engineers one of his trademark sacrifices of the exchange starting with 21. Rxa6, establishing a protected passed pawn on c6. After this, it is only a matter of time until White wins the pawn on b6, forcing victory. Kholmov is unable to generate enough counterplay on the kingside to prevent the inevitable.
Dec-12-11  ewan14: According to '' Chessgames '' database
Petrosian's first win over Kholmov ! !

Respect to both players !

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