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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Boris Spassky
Bucharest (1953), Bucharest ROU, rd 4, Jan-??
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-28-08  Knight13: Hopefully I won't end up playing this opening and end up with the final position against someone a lot lower rated...
May-23-09  sillybilly47: Ten years from this game they will meet for the world title. I wonder if Spassky recalled this game? Not from a theoretical standpoint of course, but from how far they had come since this encounter.
Sep-11-10  percyblakeney: <"The tournament began with the Soviet players taking points off each other, and as a result the Hungarian Lászslo Szábo took the lead. And here a telegram arrived from Moscow: 'Stop this scandal, start making draws among yourselves!' Of course, it was good that I had already gained a point against Smyslov, but I think that it would not have been easy for me, given my youth and inexperience, to make draws with Boleslavsky and Petrosian. But as it was, we all submitted to the order from the Kremlin">

Spassky in Kasparov's OMGP III.

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