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Tigran V Petrosian vs Anatoly Karpov
14th Soviet Team-ch final A (1979), Moscow URS, rd 5, Jul-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Main Line (E19)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-26-05  acdc: wtf?
Mar-26-05  bronx27: What gives?? I HATE IT when GMs
do this !! Draw a DAMM game SO SOON !!! What's the POINT in playing a game AT ALL then ???
Mar-26-05  THE pawn: Unless one of them explains why they accepted the draw ( I mean, a sound, justify that the game would end in a real draw) I claim that theses games are completely useless and GMs look like cowards...
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  tpstar: I believe the Spartakiada was a Russian team tournament, which might explain such an uneventful draw.
Mar-26-05  offramp: In these team tournaments you do what your team captain tells you.
Mar-26-05  THE pawn: For the purpose of beeing boring...
Apr-07-05  bronx27: Well then the Team Captain is RETARDED !!
Apr-07-05  aw1988: Is there no sophistication around here?
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  tpstar: <aw1988> Here I go (1. d4), here I go (1 ... Nf6), here I go again (2. Nf3)/Girls, what's my weakness? (2 ... e6) MEN! (3. c4) OK then (3 ... b6)/Chillin' (4. g3), chillin' (4 ... Bb7), mindin' my business (5. Bg2)/Yo Salt, I looked around and I couldn't believe this (5 ... Be7)/I swear (6. 0-0), I stared (6 ... 0-0), my niece my witness (7. Nc3)/The brother had it goin' on with somethin' kinda (7 ... Ne4)/Uh, wicked (8. Qc2), wicked (8 ... Nxc3), had to kick it (9. Qxc3)/I'm not shy so I axed for the digits (9 ... c5)/A ho? No (10. Rd1), that don't make me (10 ... d6)/See what I want (11. b3) slip slide to it swiftly (11 ... Bf6)/Felt it in my hips so I dipped back to my bag of tricks (12. Bb2)/Then I flipped for a tip, make me wanna do tricks for him (12 ... Qc7)/Lick him like a lollipop should be licked (13. Qc2)/Came to my senses and I chilled for a bit (13 ... Nd7)/Don't know how you do the voodoo that you do so well (14. Rd2)/It's a spell, Hell, makes me wanna shoop (14 ... Rfd8) shoop (15. Rad1) shoop (1/2-1/2) - Salt 'N Pepa, "Shoop"

that sounds sexy

Apr-09-05  fgh: lol <tpstar>, that's crazy ;-)
Apr-09-05  Jamespawn: Go tpstar go. Freestyle. Too funny !!!
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  perfidious: TP's correct; the Spartakiad was the
team event in Soviet days.

It's unreasonable to expect players to play their hardest every day, and the more so in such a team event-so formidable a player as Botvinnik once remarked that short drawn games such as this could actually help to raise the overall standard of play, rather than lowering it.

As for the game itself, 9....c5 had fallen out of favour by 1979- it seems to me that Black players having a hard time in this line after 10.Rd1, though I can't remember why, which is odd, since I used to play this for White in the late 1970s. 9....f5 was Korchnoi's weapon of choice back then and served him well.

Apr-10-05  offramp: Here is how the game might have continued: Karpov vs Balashov, 1983.
Apr-10-05  offramp: I have annotated this game in detail on my website, http://petrosiansunderpants.blogspo....
Apr-10-05  WMD: <No personal attacks against other users.> I'm tempted.
Apr-10-05  vonKrolock: <offramp> that Three-Stooges photo is prima!!
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  tpstar: <offramp> [Diagram?]
May-03-05  aw1988: <- Salt 'N Pepa, "Shoop"> You're CrazySexyCool.
May-03-05  BeautyInChess: Often times when I play the queen's indian, the white player will play d5 and then e4 and give himself some space in the center. I wonder why Petrosian didn't try this.
Jul-12-05  fgh: What does this [Diagram?] thing means?
Jul-13-05  hintza: <fgh> It all originates from <LIFE Master AJ>'s webpages, where the fabled [Diagram?] appears in various places. I believe it is used by Mr Goldsby as some kind of reference for his own purposes rather than to signify anything meaningful to the readers. I hope that answers your question. :-)
Jan-16-06  blingice: Wow, I'm glad <bronx27> stopped posting. That'd be annoying to have those comments on every draw in the database...

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