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Tigran V Petrosian vs Samuel Reshevsky
Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-A (1964), Tel Aviv ISR, rd 9, Nov-19
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  1-0



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Mar-13-09  arsen387: A classical exchange sac by Petrosian for dominating the weak dark squares. Petrosian style!

But I think blacks missed 59..Qg7 defence, after which seems like whites have nothing better than to force a draw by repetition with 60.Bb2 Qd7 61.Bc1 Qg7 etc. maybe 59..Rf8? was just the consequence of about 60 moves of torture

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  beatgiant: <arsen387>
What if 59...Qg7 60. g4, looks like White can break through?
Mar-13-09  Boomie: 31...Rxf5 surprised me. Most KID players would take gxf5 without much thought. Black's play on the kingside should at least equalize.
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  stoy: I do not think that Reshevsky was a "real" KID player. Most of his experience was on the white side of the KID.
Mar-13-09  LimSJ: replaying through this like blitz game made me see the wonderful breakthoughs 45.b4 and 51.f4 plus the rook sac. wow, i finally see why he was called iron tigran.
Mar-17-09  arsen387: <beatgiant> I can't see what 59..Qg7 60.g4 can accomplish for whites. but I think that after 60..Ra2+ Bd2 (or Kh1 61.Re8!) 61.Re8 blacks are going to win, I'm not sure, but white's K is too exposed against blacks Q and 2 Rs. Hard to show a forced line, but the impression is that whites can't survive it.

btw, a nice Q trap is 14..Qxb2 15.Rb1 Qxa3 16.Bc1 :)

Mar-16-12  King Death: < stoy: I do not think that Reshevsky was a "real" KID player. Most of his experience was on the white side of the KID.>

Since Reshevsky was mostly a 1.d4 player it's true that most of his games in the King's Indian were as White, but he played it a lot with Black (see below):

Mar-16-12  Garech: Great struggle!


May-30-19  cunctatorg: Tigran's gun!!

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