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Lev Polugaevsky vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
50th USSR Championship (1983), Moscow URS, rd 13, Apr-21
Zukertort Opening: Kingside Fianchetto (A04)  ·  0-1

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May-06-05  fgh: Nice game with an exchange sacrifice and nice finish. And this game was played 20 years after Petrosian became world champion. How can <csmath> say he is not a memorable champion? lol.
May-06-05  mr. nice guy: Petrosian NOT a memorable champion? Actually there's no such thing as a non-memorable world champion. Such an expression would be an anti-oxymoron. And if you understand what I just said, please explain it to me.
May-06-05  fgh: <mr. nice guy>: Of course Petrosian is a memorable world-champion and also a great player, what I meant is that <csmath> said <I would never put Petrosian into a group of memorable champions.>. That's it.
May-06-05  mr. nice guy: No need to explain <fgh> I understood you the first time. My comment was for <csmath>.
Dec-08-05  xombie: i think Be3 was aking for it. the knight can sit on the black squares peacefully after that. of course, here we also have a good black bishop.
Mar-30-06
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  Mating Net: The more I play over 19...Rxe3!, the more I like it. Besides the stranglehold on the dark squares, Black has the pathetically weak e pawn as a lasting target. What more could one ask for after such an exchange? The only difficulty in such a situation is overcoming the psychological barrier of giving up a Rook for a Bishop.

Petrosian loved such sacrifices so much, his problem was probably the opposite!

Mar-27-07  stanleys: Damsky's comments on this game:

(before 19...R:e3)"White has an excellent position - the pair of bishops and the pressure on the b-file promise a lot.But....

(after 19...R:e3 20.fe3 Nc5) "It's all over with the bishops and the pressure!The queenside is blocked and protected by the knight;now white will have problems with the weak e pawn

Jan-08-10
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  Fusilli: It's blunder time for Polugaevsky! Before 24.Rb6?? the position is roughly equalized. Black certainly has compensation for the exchange.
Aug-23-10  xombie: Massive compensation for the exchange. Weak and gobblable pawn on e3 with strong B.
Mar-13-12  LoveThatJoker: GUESS-THE-MOVE FINAL SCORE:

Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1983.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF PETROSIAN.
Your score: 47 (no par)

LTJ

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