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Yuri L Averbakh vs Tigran V Petrosian
USSR Championship (1958), Riga URS, rd 19, Feb-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation (B92)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-05-05
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  offramp: After 19...Rd3!


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If now 20.cxd3 Nxb3 21.Rd1 Bc5 22.d4 Nxd4 black has a colossal position.

Jun-11-15  ToTheDeath: Yes a very nice exchange sac, however Averbakh was far too clever and experienced to fall for it.
Jul-28-18  ewan14: Great way for Petrosian to ensure his qualification for the interzonal. If Spassky had accepted Tal's draw offer Petrosian would have been first equal in this USSR championship.Petrosian was a close second in the 1960 USSR championship so he was definitely up there challenging for world top spot

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