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Tigran V Petrosian vs Genrikh Kasparian
Erevan (1946), It
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  1-0



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May-17-05  Runemaster: A great example of when to choose 2 rooks against queen. With 36.Rxa2, Petrosian could see that he would win the 'b' pawn and the passed pawn would win the game. It was all over very quickly in the end.
Nov-28-05  vampiero: from a positional point of view, can someone explain what 27. Rab1? is for? It takes away the rook from the open a-file and leaves it to the opponent. Why didn't Petrosian play 27. d6!? instead creating a passed pawn and gaining a tempo?
Jul-11-07  skakmiv: Well, black couldn't use the a-file for any useful purpose anyway. 27.Rab1 puts pressure on the backwarded b-pawn. 27. d6 allows black's knight to get to e6 and then into d4, which is a nice outpost for the knight.
Feb-11-08  Murphyman: The 17 year old Petrosian could have played d6 as early as 25th move but I think he avoided this as he did not want to advance to d6 only to have his c5 pawn come under attack by ....b6 which could have left the d pawn unsupported

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