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Oleg Romanishin vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
43rd USSR Championship (1975), Yerevan ARM, rd 8, Dec-??
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queens Indian Variation (A17)  ·  1-0

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May-04-04  Tigran Petrosian: Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.
May-04-04  TrueFiendish: You must have been devastated. (Sorry, I can't resist.)
May-04-04  Tigran Petrosian: Yeah.
May-04-04  Tigran Petrosian: I have to stop being so ironic!
Nov-22-05
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  offramp: The game starts off being an English, but becomes a Sicilian. White plays the regulation 16.Nd5, and black takes it to reach this position.


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The question is, can white now win with 17.Nf5.

Oct-11-09  siggemannen: If i'm not mistaken, this was the first outing of "Romanishin system" in english-opening, that is the idea of Bd3-Bc2
Jan-07-10  gareeb: what a game ..!!

breathtaking attack ..

absolutely briliant ..

Aug-23-11  DrMAL: Romanishin was a wonderfully creative player, particularly in openings and this game shows it too. His Maroczy bind type position with the LS bishop maneuver had great positional merit, after 8.Nxd4 moves like b5 to break through it are delayed.

With the center secure and both bishops aimed at black's K-side 12.Kh1 and 13.f4 are very logical. Here either 14...Nxd4 15.Qxd4 b5 or simply 15...b5 right away was clearly better than 15...Rad8 that lost some tempo. 15.Rf3 stayed consistent while 15...g6?! did not. 16.f5! may have been even stronger but 16.Nd5! was sure a great shocker to complicate matters.

True to form, Petrosian responded with best moves instead of panicking, even playing 20...Re5 the best here too. However, 21...Qc7? was an ambitious blunder, all black could do here was 21...Ng5 to hope for a repetition. I guess Petrosian did not realize this yet since he continued with 22...Bc8? allowing the rook to be taken and losing faster. Awesome game by Romanishin!

Jun-22-12  Mimchi1: Petrosian's defense was truly brilliant! Moves like 20. ...Re5 and 25. ...Ng4! really highlight his talent. Unfortunately, Romanshin was equally creative in attacking!
Jul-27-15
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  NM JRousselle: Is there a clear win for White after 29... Qd7?
Sep-08-15  Resignation Trap: <NM JRousselle: Is there a clear win for White after 29...Qxd7?> I don't see anything. For example: 30. Qxd7 Bxd7 31. h3 Bh4! 32. Rxg4+ Bxg4 33. Bxg4 Rf2. Black is a pawn down, but has active pieces and Bishops on opposite-colored squares.
Nov-16-15  NeverAgain: The engines don't see a win either:

<29...Qxd7 30.Qxd7 Bxd7 31.Bxg4 Rxg4 32.Rd1> perhaps more critical than RT's 32.h3 <32...Bh4 33.Rxd7 Bxg3 34.hxg3>


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Here Gull 3 x64 goes with the straightforward <34...Rxg3> [ (0.74) d=30/72], while Stockfish 161015 x64 prefers <34...Re4> [ (0.50) d=44/69]

Both eventually arrive at KRPPvKRP endgames that SF doesn't see as a tablebase draw only because White can drag out exchanging another pair of pawns.

Dec-28-15  luzhin: At least Petrosian avoided 20...Nxd5 21.Qxh7+! Kxh7 22.Rh3+ and mate in two.
Dec-28-15
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  whiteshark: <DrMal < ...all black could do here was <21...Ng4>* to hope for a repetition...>

* fixed it for you ;)

Mar-11-17  lentil: 20 ... Nh5 21 Qxh5!

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