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Miroslav Filip vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Amsterdam Candidates (1956), Amsterdam NED, rd 7, Apr-07
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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  patzer2: Petrosian's 31...Rf3! initiates a combination to trap the White Queen. In the final position, after White plays 37. Qa3, Black can win with 37...Qxc2 winning a piece or 37...Bf7! trapping rhe Queen.
Nov-04-04  notyetagm: 37 ♕a3 ♗f8!, trapping the White queen.
Nov-04-04  suenteus po 147: What's really interesting is that Petrosian saw the saving move against his trap and defended against it before he set his combination in motion with 33...h5! Without that move, after 37.Qa3 Bf8, then 38.Be7 wins white's queen as well. And if 37...Qxc2, then 38.Bf6 wins the piece back.
Sep-14-05  Snow Man: After 33. RG4, ...H5 seems to me the most natural thing in the's the only move I considered.
Sep-14-05  suenteus po 147: <Snow Man: ...H5 seems to me the most natural thing in the's the only move I considered.> Then you are a much better player than I am.
Sep-14-05  RookFile: 33....Rxd3 34. Qc1 Rd1 35. Qb2 Rb1
36. Qa3 Qxc2 37. Bf6 Kf7 38. Rxg7+ Kxf6 and white resigns (38. Bxg7 Qd1 and say goodnight on h1)

33....Rxd3 34. Qc1 Rd1 35. Qb2 Rb1
36. Qa3 Bf8 37. Be7 Bxe7 38. Rxg6+ hxg6 and white resigns.

Nov-25-07  Capablanca44: Excellent positional game by Petrosian. The two pawns in the centre supporting the Knight at its outpost deep in enemy territory. Then the Knight supports the Rook on White's back rank. This dominant positional set up is the deathblow to White's game.
Aug-12-08  arsen387: other Queen traps by Petrosian

Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1959

and an outstanding
Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968

Feb-10-09  Dredge Rivers: The KIA may be a fine car, but it's a crappy opening!
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  zydeco: Wonderful game by Petrosian -- completely dominating. On move 18 black has two ways to try and win a piece -- and both fail: 18....fxe3 allows 19.Nxe3 and 18....Bxc4 allows 19.dxc4 and then after 19....Qxe6, white gets the bishop to d5. 19....f3 sidesteps all white's tricks and gives black a big advantage.
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