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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Vladlen Yakovlevich Zurakhov
Ch URS (1/2 final) (1956), Tbilisi (Georgia), rd 14
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  1-0

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Jan-12-12  optimal play: Instead of the routine 13.cxd4 Petrosian plays 13.♖fd1! opening up the d-file for his Rook and taking full control by 17.♖ad1 At 23.exd6 he has achieved his passed pawn. By 24...♖a8 Black's pieces are literally side-lined. In the end Zurakhov has no satisfactory answer to the lethal threat 30.♗xg6

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