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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Andrey Alexandrovich Smorodsky
GEO-ch (1944), Tbilisi
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation General (A28)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-31-04  suenteus po 147: This is one of my favorite draws. You can actually see Petrosian working towards the stalemate as every move is calculated, not to gain ingress against his opponent, but to keep his opponent from expanding his game and controlling the board. Exchanges are equal in everyway, and never at the sacrifice of his pawn structure. Amazing study here.
Jan-31-04  Dick Brain: I wonder why Petrosian with White would want a blocked-position draw against this man? This guy aint Bobby Fischer.
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  tamar: Nice pawn pattern at the end. Petrosian was 15 when this game was played.
Feb-01-04  Catfriend: <DB> Don't forget it's Petrosian of 1944... And he never felt a draw is worse than a victory.
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