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David Bronstein vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Portoroz SLO, rd 14, Aug-28
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Nimzowitsch Attack (E15)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-21-10  LIFE Master AJ: Fantastic fight - between two legends of chess. (Did White miss a win somewhere?)
Nov-24-11  Everett: <22.Nd7> doesn't win the exchange due to <22.. Qh6 23.Nxf8 Qxh3> covering d7. There is an interesting dance between White's LSB and Black's queen's knight early on, and this same knight does quite a bit of work keeping Petrosian's game together.
Mar-03-12  ewan14: Another cracking Bronstein - Petrosian draw
Nov-24-12  Everett: Petrosian seems to have gotten himself into some trouble with 17..Nc8. Bronstein's e-pawn sac soon afterward could have been rewarded with the immediate <22.Rfe1>, with the plan of an eventual Bd7 and Qa4, teaming up on the c-pawn.

Also, Petrosian offers Bronstein two opportunities to play the risky but better a6 on moves 39 and 41. For example, after <41.a6 d2 42.Nxd2! Rxd2 43.bxa7 Rd8 44.Ra5> White will win back the N and have an advanced outside passed pawn in a rook endgame. Looks like a theoretical win.

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