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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Alexander Kotov
USSR Championship (1951), Moscow URS, rd 5, Nov-19
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68)  ·  1-0



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Oct-01-05  ThunderStorm: Good game from Petrosian!!
Mar-10-08  Takya Kotov: It certainly was a good game by Petrosian. Not sure what Kotov was doing with 37...h5 though?
Mar-24-10  ChocolateCakeLover: Monstrous game from Tigran. Making use of the pins efficiently.
Mar-24-10  SRILANKANMASTER: lol..Tatya Kotov - now, you will complain that it is unfair for me to try to rate you on the same level of mastery to which I have some modest claim, but nevertheless, your naive question as to why he played ..h5, brings a smile of gentle amusement to my need, if I may make the suggestion, a little bit of coaching, perhaps? Nothing personal, of course! :)
Mar-25-10  arsen387: <SRILANKANMASTER> lol! I think that's the most delicate post I've ever seen on CG. But actually I think it's not that obvious why black should play h5 as it simply drops a pawn. anyway, blacks were lost at that point already and to win the game was a matter of technique for whites, in which few could be compared to Petrosian
Aug-01-10  aj415: So whats the obvious threat that 37.. h5 prevents sri lankan?
Jun-01-14  Roark: Move 37...h5 must have been in time pressure.
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  Mateo: I must confess I don't have the feeling that in this game Petrosian made anything great. He was heavily helped by Kotov. 31...dxe4?! (?) was not forced and questionable and 37...h5?? was an awful blunder.
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