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Tigran V Petrosian vs Salomon Flohr
Simul (1942), Tbilisi URS, Jun-21
Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52)  ·  1-0



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Nov-05-03  Resignation Trap: This is a game from a sumultaneous exhibition by Flohr in June of 1942. I believe Flohr never tried this defense in a serious game.
Nov-16-05  GreenCastle: Why not? 5...♘xf2 looks pretty interesting.
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  Benzol: <RT> I believe you're right but why was Flohr playing the Black side?
Oct-28-06  RookFile: Smooth technique for a young man.... who would later develop into world champion!
Aug-19-07  ChessDude33: <GreenCastle> yea...that definately loses, g3 makes Qh4+(after 5...Nxf2) look kinda silly and if Bc5+ then Kg3-h2 looks safe enough for me.
Sep-12-07  GreenCastle: <ChessDude33> 5...♘xf2 6.♔xf2 ♕h4+ 7.g3 ♕xe4 8.♘f3 ♗c5+ is hardly 'silly'. Still, Black probably doesn't have enough for the piece as it is difficult to get his pieces out.
Sep-15-07  ChessDude33: <GreenCastle> I don't know how to say this but...sac'n a piece to to reach a losing (yes I am calling your line is) position is silly to me.

Jan-29-08  Knight13: This is what you get for leaving your king in the center too long.
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  kbob: Flohr was about 34 and Petrosian was about 13 years old
Jan-28-12  supergeckoh: Petrosian is an under-appreciated player among some juniors, including myself. But we could learn so much from him. Look at this game. He completely outplays a strong Grandmaster with a maturity that is well beyond his years.
Jan-28-12  supergeckoh: Position after 11...f5?

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I think 11...f5 was the first mistake from Flohr. In my opinion better was 11...O-O 12.O-O-O ♗d7 13.f5 ♘ge5 although even here Black's position is difficult. But 11...f5 open's up the position in Petrosian's favour.

Jan-28-12  SChesshevsky: <<I think 11...f5 was the first mistake from Flohr.>>

I agree. Playing for attack with the B still on c8 and no King cover w the Q in front on a soon to be open file doesn't seem like a very good idea.

But if one of the other comments is correct that this was a simul ex then he probably didn't calculate out to the 17. Bg5 pin.

Jan-28-12  SChesshevsky: <<Petrosian is an under-appreciated player among some juniors, including myself. But we could learn so much from him.>>

I think you're right. Petrosian had a very rare understanding of chess. I think if you play over the following game and can work to explain each of Petrosian's moves it's a great learning experience.

Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959

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  Penguincw: < Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation >

Well, at least I know now that there is more than the Alekhine's Defence.

Feb-04-13  RAlehin: What about 14... Nxg2 ? That looks like a typical simul move
Mar-28-14  Morphized: <Penguincw> There is actually a lot of opening variations named after AAA, for instance in the Slav, in the Dutch, in the french, in the Queen's indian and much, much more!
Jan-11-17  TheFocus: This simultaneous game is Game
#1 in <The Games of Tigran Petrosian>, Volume. 1.

This was Petrosian's only win against Flohr, who had a record of +1-0=5 in tournament play against him.

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