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Tigran V Petrosian vs Gedeon Barcza
Stockholm Interzonal (1952), Stockholm SWE, rd 13, Oct-05
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Jun-21-07  Resignation Trap: If you wish to purchase Petrosian's original score sheet (signed by both players) of this game, it is currently for sale on http://www.ebay.com . It is currently at $37.00 .

By the way, this game was played at the 1952 Interzonal in Stockholm, not Sverdlovsk (probably from a bad translation).

Apr-12-11  Everett: 24.Nfxe6 meets a typical KIA theme, and caps some very savvy play by Petrosian. This knight was a real hero, preventing a q-swap with Nbd2, supporting d4 and enticing c4 with Nb3, and finally rerouted to f4.
Jul-27-14  Ke2: The position on move 12 is a classic KIA tabiya. Nakamura who's the best 1 minute player uses this exact system for 1 minute. This system is useful psychologically, as those dreadful Sicilian tactical/theory brutes instead go into a positional game.
Jul-22-15  zydeco: What does white have after 23....b4?
Jul-22-15
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  yiotta: <zydeco> he has the same combination as in the game, but now the black pawn on c4 hangs also.
Jul-22-15  zydeco: <yiotta> He doesn't. After 24.Nfxe6 Nxe6 25.Bxd5 black has 25....Nd8. White can play 26.Bxc4 and then after, say, 26...Kh8 27.d5 Ng7 28.d6 Qe8 white has a strong-looking attack but black still has an extra piece and some counterattacking possibilities.
Jul-23-15
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  Retireborn: <zydeco> My notes give 23...b4 24.b3! bxc3 25.bxc4 dxc4 26.d5 or 25...Nb4 26.Rc1 as very good for White.

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