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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Boris Spassky
Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966), Santa Monica, CA USA, rd 1, Jul-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-12-02  drukenknight: A generous Tiger lets Boris off the hook in this encounter from the 1966 Santa Monica tournament. This one's easy to spot folks.
Jun-19-05  vampiero: what are you talkin about, i dont see any simple plays for the "generous Tiger"
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  offramp: Neither can I; perhaps he was thinking about another game.
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  zydeco: Spassky played the opening somewhat carelessly (better 10....Bxd5) and had his hanging pawns exposed. He found an active plan with 19....Re8 and 20....d4! (which Petrosian calls "an artistic method of active defense").

Petrosian erred with 24.Rb5. He somehow missed the fact that black could take on e3. "An oversight that is difficult to explain," he writes. This may have been the start of Petrosian's poor form in the tournament.

Jun-28-16  edubueno: 20 Cb3 is a mistake. Much better 20 Af3!

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