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Tigran V Petrosian vs Anatoly Karpov
Moscow Blitz (1971) (blitz), Moscow URS, rd 7, Mar-31
Queen's Indian Defense: General (E12)  ·  1-0



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  HeMateMe: Anyone see the end of this? Does white play N-b3, and either the c or f pawn must fall?

Nice quiet game, young pup gets a lesson.

Sep-09-08  Cactus: Seeing as it was blitz, I'd credit time trouble.
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  Benzol: <HeMateMe> After 40.e4 White can break into Black's position. Karpov actually lost on time.
Mar-14-13  RookFile: Petrosian does a really good Capa imitation in this game.
Mar-21-13  farzadgm: <RookFile: Petrosian does a really good Capa imitation in this game.> Can u explain please?
Jun-02-15  Zonszein: I think that white wins anyway after e4 say; the white knight at d5 even prevents the black king to get to the a pawn. Capa's style...
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  ray keene:

Subject: Today’s chess column


As usual very grateful for a rating, especially the full 15 stars. Watch out for the special mention of my friend and literary colleague Cyrus Lakdawala ???

Ray thanks

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  ray keene:

Subject: My chess column with the amazing cross table performance by Petrosian. Beating Karpov and dropping just one draw also beating Korchnoi, Tal , Taimanov, Averbakh?.

As usual very grateful for a rating, especially the full 15 stars. Watch out for the special mention of my friend and literary colleague Cyrus Lakdawala


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Very interesting article on <Petrosian>: Blitz Champion of all the Russias!

Also good title on your latest book here lol:

<Raymond Keene’s latest book “Fifty Shades of Ray: Chess in the year of the Coronavirus”, containing some of his best pieces from TheArticle, is now available from Amazon , and Blackwell’s .>

Aug-15-21  SChesshevsky: <...amazing cross table performance by Petrosian...> Exceptionally so if, as I think Fischer once commented, Petrosian preferred to open with his secondary, less analyzed lines in blitz.
Feb-04-22  jerseybob: <ray keene: Subject: My chess column with the amazing cross table performance by > Enjoyed your piece, and several others linked to it, and "The Article" in general.

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