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Tigran V Petrosian vs Genrikh Kasparian
Armenian Championship (1946), Yerevan URS, rd 10, Jun-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  1-0



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Jul-14-07  engmaster: 8) E4 preparing the move d5.
8) c6 black protects d5 and opens the diagonal d8-a5

9)h3 preventing the freeing maneuver Ng4.
9) Re8 mobilising the rook

11) Be3, mobilising the bishop
12) Qd2, typical lining up of the queen threatening B-g7 swapping off the defending black bishop.

15)Rec1, at this stage white has more space and an advanced pawn chain. The black Kt on f8 is in a very passive position. White seeks to gain control of the key C file.

15) Qa5, black seeks to mobilise his queen and generate counterplay.

20) Bb6 a great move this severely cramps the black rooks, the key issue is that black is short of maneuvering space. White will now shift the attack to the King side

Jul-14-07  engmaster: 25) White has seized control of the f file

28) Despite the attack Black is trying to generate on the kingside white ignores it and protects his pawn & secures his Bishop. The well positioned Kts can move to e2 & f2 to defend g3 & h3 if needed. Black has control over c file however the file is blocked by the white Kt on c3.

34) Bd4 Whites Bishop springs to life. Observe how active the white bishop is compared to the black bishop

40) R-f5 a mistake, now white can play Bh3xg4 with no compensation for Black

Aug-07-07  Cactus: Wouldn't the game site be Yerevan, the capital of Armenia (as opposed to Erevan)
Aug-07-07  Karpova: <Cactus>
Yerevan = Erevan (but <Yerevan> seems to be the correct transliteration indeed)
Nov-18-12  Cemoblanca: How many of us would survive such a game? Certainly not many, but "Iron Tiger" has found the best defensive moves & @ the end he won this 1 absolutely deserved! Wow! :)
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  offramp: Tigran Petrosian says he won this match by the score of 8:6. So some games might be lost.
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  fiercebadger: my fav move is 18f3 , preparing qf2 pushing black back . then f4 opening where white is stronger. playing both sides of board.
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  plang: The main line of the Fianchetto Kings Indian was still in its infancy at the time of this game. In the draw Chekover-Panov Leningrad 1938 11..a6 had been played; 11..Nf8?! was new but is certainly no improvement as the knight is clearly misplaced on f8. 24 fxe!? allowed Black more scope for his pieces; 24 f5 was suggested as an improvement. 36 hxg..Nxg4+ 37 Kg1..Nxf2 38 Qxf2..Rxd4 39 Qxd4..f3 would have given Black a strong initiative. After the powerful 36 e5! the followup 38 hxg?! was a bit strange; 38 b3 was suggested as 38..Rb4 39 Na4 would have been powerful for White. With 39..Nxf2 40 Qxf2..f3 Black would have retained good counterplay; instead after 39..f3? 40 Bh3 White was in control.

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