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Tigran V Petrosian vs Mikhail Botvinnik
USSR Championship (1951), Moscow URS, rd 9, Nov-28
Torre Attack: Classical Defense. Nimzowitsch Variation (A46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-02-05  aw1988: Botvinink and Petrosian play a long, complicated draw. Worth checking out.
May-06-05  fgh: I believe this the reason why players like <Sylvester> call Petrosian a patzer; This kind of games is beyond their understanding. Anyway, a great game, much better than some garbage like this: Adolf Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851
May-06-05  paladin at large: I got a nosebleed thinking about all the work that went into this one.
May-06-05  maoam: <paladin at large>

If Chief Wiggum has taught me anything, that means you're either picking your nose too much or not enough.

May-06-05  paladin at large: Chief Wiggum?
May-06-05  mr. nice guy: I refuse to analyse a 100 move draw. So I'll just stay with my 1600 rating and let future GM's tackle it. <paladin at large> Chief Wiggum of The Simpsons fame.
May-06-05  Shams: <maoam> haha, that's classic! here's another:

"This is Papa Bear. Put out an APB for a male suspect, driving a... car of some sort, heading in the direction of, uh, you know, that place that sells chili. Suspect is hatless. Repeat, hatless."

May-06-05  suenteus po 147: <paladin at large> Chief Wiggum is the chief of police in the town of Springfield on the television show "The Simpsons." He has a wife and one son, Ralph, who likes to eat paste and says for show and tell, "My cat's breath smells like cat food." In addition to being a police officer, Yancy Wiggum has been a junior security guard for C. Montgomery Burns's biological weapons complex ("when the atom bomb just isn't enough") and ousted member of a barbershop quartet, The B-Sharps, that made it big in the 80s with their hit single "Baby on Board." He's been known to cover up the mayor's underhanded dealings and take kickbacks from the "Legitimate Businessmen's Association."
May-06-05  paladin at large: Thanks for the cultural assist.
May-06-05  azaris: "Well she didn't reckon with the awesome power of the Chief of Police. Now where did I put my badge? Hey, that duck's got it. Oh, come on, come on, give it back. I need it. Ah, keep it."
May-06-05  aw1988: I'm giving this stupid badge to the next person I see.

Heh, that's funny, 'cause that's how I got the job in the first place.

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  WannaBe: Lou: Hey Chief, we're busting up that joint tonight. Chief W.: But Lou, we did that last night.
Lou: Yeah, but we got the right address this time.
Jul-09-10  lolpossum: <maoam/Chief Wiggum> lol lol lol
May-10-16  Howard: Very strange game, and not just because of its length.
May-10-16  Petrosianic: Yes, also because of the year it was played.
Jun-18-20  Baby Hawk: Soltis uses this game in his book, "Rethinking the chess pieces" in the chapter on Board Range. The lesson of this game is although bishops usually are stronger than knights on an open board, in this game the extra range is on the empty king side. Petrosian's knights are as good as Botvinnik's bishops.

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