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Tigran V Petrosian vs Vladimir Makogonov
URS-ch sf (1949), Tbilisi (Georgia), rd 13, May-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  woldsmandriffield: An interesting yet strange game. Andrew Soltis relates that Petrosian believed he was losing at the adjournment. Kasparian helped him analyse and found a study-like sequence - presumably commencing 42 g6+ Yet White appears to be winning and the calm 42 Re2 Rf7 43 Nxd4! Rxf5+ 44 Kf1 is very strong.

Kasparian’s idea should only draw yet Makogonov went wrong. Petrosian seems to have been in a drawing mindset though: he missed 50 Kf1! when the threats of Nf5-e6 & Re7+ cannot be met. There was also a lot still to play for in the final position.

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  fredthebear: This is NOT a King's Indian Attack. The KIA plays Nf3, d3, and Nbd2 in any order to support e4.

This game is a (B25) Closed Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Nge2

6.Ne2 e5 is a Botvinnik System of defense.

Jun-23-22  Granny O Doul: Woldsman, I can't make sense of your line at move 42. I guess 43 is meant to be ...Rxg5+, but I'm stumped as to Black's 42nd.

I think 32. Rb1 might have been mysterious even to Nimzowitsch.

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