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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Lev Polugaevsky
USSR Championship (1970), Moscow URS
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0



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Nov-16-06  Wolfgang01: The rook is trapped!! Tigran the „Rook-Trapper“!!
Nov-16-06  Tenderfoot: Yeah, 41...Rg2+ probably looked all good and sassy at first until Black realized he'd essentially immobilized his last remaining pieces. When I was going through this game, I was thinking 32. Rg3 looked like a good alternative to the text move, what do you guys think?
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  Fusilli: <Tenderfoot> This game is in the Guess-the-Move collection and I just went through it. It's a difficult game, full of positional subtleties. In move 32 my guess was 32.h4, which I was told was a "good alternative". My take on 32.Rg3 is that Black plays 32...Rg6 and it is not in White's advantage to trade the rooks. The White rook is just better than the Black rook, if anything, just because it has more of a chance of being an attacking piece than Black's rook, as Petrosian demonstrated in the game.

I think this game is great to learn about the relative value of pieces. Notice how Petrosian manages to render the Black's white-square Bishop useless. His management of the pawn structure was superb.

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