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Tigran V Petrosian vs Gideon Stahlberg
Zuerich Candidates (1953), Zuerich SUI, rd 26, Oct-17
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Jul-18-06  PivotalAnorak: 57.Rxa6! If 57...Rxc3 then 58.Ra7+ Kg8 59.Ra8+ Kf7 60.R2a7+ Kf6 61.Rf8#
Dec-29-07  Le Mulet: Yes, this is the variant that Bronstein gives in the book of the tournament.That's why Stahlberg did not play 57...Rc3?. Very good game of Petrosian, in positional style.
Mar-22-11  Rick360: Looks to this club level player like Petrosian's positional brawn was just too much for Stahlberg. By the late middlegame, Black was on his heels, so to speak.
Jul-29-13  Sem: When you play the moves at max speed, you see Petrosian moving forward, slowly but surely.
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  plang: In Thomas-Wood Nottingham 1946 White had played 7 Nc3 and the game had ended in a draw; 7 Nbd2 was new. 13..f5? was an attempt to create activity but it created a lot of weaknesses. 17..Bh3?!, offering the exchange of bishops, compounded the white square weaknesses on the Black kingside. 24..b6 followed by ..a6 and, only then, ..b5 would have been a more solid way of creating counterplay on the queenside. Clarke offered the line 33..exf 34 Qxe6+..Kh7 35 Nd5..Nc7 36 Nxc7..Rxc7 37 Qd6..Qb7 38 Bxf4..R8c8 39 Qe6..Rf8 40 Re4!. 34..Bxe5? 35 Ng4! would have given White a winning attack.

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