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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Botvinnik - Petrosian World Championship Match (1963), Moscow URS, rd 2, Mar-25
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Rubinstein Variation (D27)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-02-08  Knight13: A great fight at least. 29. a5! is good.
Jul-16-09  nymsso: Both sides play tactically...
Though Botvinik plays it like drawing....
Still you learn a lot with this game...
Mar-10-14
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  zydeco: Petrosian is fairly critical of his play in this game. He thinks 7.a4 isn't such a great opening plan by white, and that black obtains dynamic equality with 11....Nd5 and 17....Nfd5.

Then Petrosian decides to play for some complications with 20.....exd5 instead of a drawish ending with 20....Qxd5, but he immediately goes wrong by playing 21....Qd6 when 21....Qa5 would have threatened both .....Qxa4 and .....Qd2!

21....Qd6 sets a trap. 22.Nxf7 would have been answered by 22.....Qf4!

Petrosian was very unhappy about 23.....b6, but felt that both alternatives -- 23....Nxe5 24.dxe5 Qe6 and 23....Ne7 24.Qf4 f6 25.Nd3 -- gave white an advantage.

White had his opportunity with 28.Qe5 Rc7 29.Re3 (or 29.Kg2) when the possibility of Nf4 puts black in a squeeze. Botvinnik probably traded queens with the promising idea of 29.a5 and 30.Rb8, but missed 30.....Rf8, which secures the draw.

Feb-25-18  tgyuid: oh, yeah....

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