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Tigran V Petrosian vs Fridrik Olafsson
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 15, Oct-03
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  0-1



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Feb-17-06  Resignation Trap: 58.h4? allows Black to get connected passed pawns. Petrosian must have overlooked Olafsson's clever King maneuver.
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  ray keene: the right plan is

12 qd3 and if bb7
13 bd3 ne5
14 qxb7 nxd3
15 qa6 nxb2
16 qe2 traps the knight

i pointed this variation out to korchnoi at baguio 1978 after game 5 v karpov -later kasparov took up qf3 in i think a match game v psakhis from 1986.

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  MissScarlett: CHESS, January 1979, p.109:

<Q What is the most memorable event in your career as a chess player?

A In the 1959 Candidates tournament, in the section that was played in Zagreb, I won an adjourned game against Petroshan. On the same day Tal had beaten Gligoric and the crowd in the square outside the tournament hall, who were following the games on demonstration boards, were very unhappy when Gliga lost. But some time later that day when I beat Petroshan they went wild with joy because there was a little anti-Russian feeling. When I came out of the hall the crowd came rushing at me, lifted me off my feet and carried me on their shoulders back to the hotel. I must admit that I was a little bit scared so I got off their shoulders at the first available moment and ran through the hotel. In my life as a chess player this was a unique incident.>

Jul-24-16  ughaibu: It's not that long ago, how did it come about that such public expressions of joy became unacceptable?
Jul-24-16  ughaibu: Bonus:
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  offramp: <ughaibu: Bonus:

In case there is anyone unwilling or unable to visit that YouTube link I shall tell you that it is Maxine Brown singing Oh No Not My Baby.

Yes...That's what I thought!

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  woldsmandriffield: 68 h4? does indeed lose because after ejecting the White Rook from the 4th rank and giving a discovered check, Olafsson played 71..g4! (71..gxh4? only draws)

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