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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Eduard Gufeld
USSR Championship (1960), Leningrad URS, rd 10, Feb-10
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation (E92)  ·  1-0



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Jun-18-05  ThunderStorm: Queen Trap By Petrosian...a beautiful game!
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  maxi: This is a great game.
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  yiotta: Petrosian makes his own rules, trading the dark square bishop for a knight so he can force the exchange of the light square bishops, and Gufeld seemed completely befuddled for the rest of the game. (Me too.)
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  yiotta: 22.Ra2
Dec-31-15  gelgolan: Gufeld said about this game "After 19...Rc8? My mistake in this game was in formulaic approach. Plan concentration rooks on the line C was no future. It was nessasary immediatly start the game on the Kings wing. 19...Qe7,then Kc7-e8-g7, and f7-f5, and then possible f5-f4, g6-g5 etc. After the disapereance white bishops, extended position the "troopers" who must protect the king it is very unfortunate... While I hovered on the site, Petrosian walked a "minefield" c1 (a2-a4,b2-b3,Ra1-a2-c2,Rf1-b1-b2)and managed to create a dicisive pressure on the Queens wing. The "Iron Tigran" just narrowed board to seven horizontals. Then it turned,that my bishop really "shoots" the emptiness.
Jan-04-16  ewan14: Impressive
Jan-04-16  cunctatorg: Well, it turns out that Black's light-squared Bishop is of fundamental importance in these KID variations; it is necessary in order to attack not only the h3 square and the other light-colored squeares of the King's side but also the blockading knight at e4 which guards the dark-squares f2 and g3!...

A hugely didactic game by Tigran Vartanovich!!

Jan-04-16  Granny O Doul: That Gufeld was quite a poet.
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  fiercebadger: Such patience !
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