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Vladimir Simagin vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Moscow-ch playoff (1956), Moscow URS, rd 4
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  1-0


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  kamalakanta: Now THIS is a masterpiece. Petrosian, as always, defended resourcefully, but Simagin's unusual and long-range maneuvers were too much for him. The Soviet School of Chess is replete with positional sacrifices of a pawn or a piece, for which you might see the result 30 moves later! Their concept of the initiative and of exploiting minute positional weaknesses is unique! Bravo!
Jun-21-12  LoveThatJoker: What an awesome game! GM Simagin's only win versus WC Petrosian in this database - perhaps his only win against Iron Tigran at classical time controls ever!


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  brankat: Brilliant indeed!
May-24-16  Dragi: ....preferring bishops in his game ...just like best chess player ever
Dec-11-16  Saniyat24: What a beautiful game...!
Dec-11-16  Amulet: Simagin was on full throttle flow during this game, he was fired up to the max., which he seldom did.
Apr-15-17  tigreton: 17. h4! A surprising move, but according to Simagin, the only way to stop Black's attack on the kingside.
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