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Boris Spassky vs Tigran V Petrosian
Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969), Moscow URS, rd 7, Apr-30
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System (D18)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-06-08  Knight13: 26. Ne4-c5 is still worth trying.
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  kbob: I am interested in the recapture at move 13 which appears to ruin Black's pawn structure. I think the reasoning is that from f8 the Black knight will secure the various pawn chains but more importantly the move h6 will be an option to prevent the white attack from pivoting on the g5 square.
Jan-02-15  Petrosianic: <I am interested in the recapture at move 13>

It's a counter-intuitive move, but the right way to recapture. Otherwise White can get an initiative with g3, Kh2, Rh1, h4, h5, et cetera. fxg6 helps Black keep his King covered, and gives Black the half open f file.

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