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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Borislav Ivkov
Bugojno 3rd (1982), rd 7, May-??
Modern Defense: Averbakh System. Kotov Variation (A42)  ·  1-0

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Mar-13-08  candide1500: wow no kibitzing?? this is one of my favorite petrosian games. He dominates the light squares, exchanges queens to keep his king centralized, restrains Ivkov's queenside, and tops it off with a king invasion. Textbook.
May-02-09  ToTheDeath: 11...Bh6! trading off the bad bishop with a cramped but defensible game.

<12...h6> instead of passively reacting to White's threat of Ng5, 12...fxe4! 13.fxe4 Ng4 15.Bg5 h6! 16.Bxe7 Kxe7 is fine for Black. Black begins to drift into a hopeless endgame after this.

<24.Bd2!> Preventing the trade of the bad bishop. 24...Bh6 25.Bb4 Bf8 etc.

The rest of the game is strangulation at its finest.

Dec-14-09  birthtimes: How many 53-year-olds could do this today on a consistent basis?
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