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Tigran V Petrosian vs Rashid Nezhmetdinov
URS-ch sf (1949), Tbilisi, rd 10, May-??
Three Knights Opening: General (C46)  ·  1-0

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Oct-02-05  SnoopDogg: This game reminds me of Capablanca than Nimzo. Most of Petrosian's early games do.
Nov-23-06  notyetagm: <SnoopDogg: This game reminds me of Capablanca than Nimzo. Most of Petrosian's early games do.>

Yes, Petrosian tends to make chess look easy, like Capablanca did.

In this game Petrosian trades down into a minor piece endgame in which he has a much better pawn structure than his opponent and wins easily because of it.

May-29-09  arsen387: Looks very simple from outside, really reminiscent of Capablanca.

And Petrosian has an impressive +3 =2 -0 against Nezh, according to games in CG database.

May-29-09  tommy boy: Awesome accuracy
Jun-26-10  xombie: Capa and Nimzo were not all that different really, we have seen Nimzo getting zugged by Capa in the Caro.

Of course, Petrosian was a blend of both-his endgames were great, often enabling him to convert minute advantages, as in the Botvinnik king-walk endgame-it seems to be a prerequisite for a positional player to have a good endgame technique.

Aug-25-11  Garech: As mentioned above, very reminiscient of Capablanca - simplfying to a winning endgame and ... winning it with accuracy and ease. Cheers,

-Garech

May-29-12  LoveThatJoker: Nezhmetdinov got smoked here!

LTJ

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