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Vasily Smyslov vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Moscow (1967), It
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-17-04  Whitehat1963: Petrosian is such a good positional defender; where did this all fall apart for him?
Mar-17-04  drukenknight: it looks like 25...Bc5 is much better move, but can he save it at that pt...?
Mar-19-04  Cyphelium: On 25.- Bc5, 26. Qf7 looks very strong.
Apr-30-04  aurelian: We'd all do ourselves a favor if we all saw what Smyslov has to say about this game in his Best Games anthology. =)
Mar-28-06  stanleys: Simple chess!I really like this kind of games
May-21-13  dmvdc: <Whitehat1963: Petrosian is such a good positional defender; where did this all fall apart for him?>

Smyslov seemed to think that Petrosian went wrong with 22...cxb4 (even giving the move a '?'). Smyslov:

<This exchange leads to serious difficulties. Better was 22...Qe6 23.bxc5 Bxc5 24.e3 Na5, when Black can put up a stubborn defense.>

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