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Boris Spassky vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966), Moscow URS, rd 23, Jun-06
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  1-0


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Oct-21-06  RookFile: A crushing win, but the result of the match was not in doubt.
Jul-07-07  Billy Ray Valentine: So I take it if 31...Kd8 than 32. b6 is White's follow-up?
Jul-07-07  nescio: <Billy Ray Valentine: So I take it if 31...Kd8 than 32. b6 is White's follow-up?>

In fact 31...Kd8 is what Petrosian played, but he resigned without waiting for Spassky's reply, which would have been the even more convincing 32.c5!, although 32.b6 also wins.

Apr-05-08  Knight13: Instead of 7...Bd7-c6, ...b6 bollowed by ...Bb7 puts the bishop in a better place, and then Black can follow up with ...c5.
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  sillybilly47: A stinker by Petrosian.
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  profK: A cute way to crush the Burn. Spassky exhibits the tactical simplicity that Capa was famous for.
Nov-28-15  Ulhumbrus: 11...Nd7 allows White to shatter Black's queen side pawn structure by 12 Nxc6. Which suggests the question of why Petrosian feels impelled to make this concession. One answer is that Spassky's tenth move 10 Ne5 ties Black's undeveloped queen's knight to the defence of Black's bishop on c6. A second answer is that if Black wants then to develop that knight he has to concede something eg 11...Be4 12 f3 Bg6 13 Nxg6 or 13...b6
Sep-30-16  Aunt Jemima: The French did not fare so well in this match.
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