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Tigran V Petrosian vs Boris Spassky
Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966), Moscow URS, rd 24, Jun-08
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Immediate Fianchetto (E60)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-02-06  tud: good game, black is lost but Petrosian says yes to the draw proposal. Not a big surprise since it is the last game and he is the champ again
Nov-02-06  Hesam7: <tud> how is Black lost? What is the refutation of 77... Kxd6 78. Rxf5 Nb3 79. Rxh5 c5:

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Fruit 2.1 gives:

80. Rh6 Kd5 81. Ke3 d2 82. Rh1 Kc4 83. Rb1 Kc3 84. Rxb3 Kxb3 85. Kxd2 Kb2 86. Kd3 Kb3 87. Kd2 (eval: 0.00)

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Apr-05-08  Knight13: Why is Petrosian reluctant in trading queens before move 49? It's not like his queen was more useful than Black's or anything. What's so good about making it sit on the first and second rank, especially e2?
Mar-10-09  sillybilly47: Nice way to end the match. I think that Petrosian wanted to play for a win or at least put on a show for the fans,that is why he kept queens on the board.
Jan-02-10  Alphastar: <Knight13>
White has a space advantage so he should try to keep some pieces on the board.
Nov-26-11  AnalyzeThis: After 33. Nc3, it was pretty clear that white wasn't going to lose this one.
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  kevin86: Spassky saved his best fight for when the match was decided,rematch?

but, of course.

May-25-21  Petrosianic: <Why is Petrosian reluctant in trading queens before move 49? It's not like his queen was more useful than Black's or anything. What's so good about making it sit on the first and second rank, especially e2?>

White has more open space in his position, and so his Queen has more mobility and covers more squares. If the position should open up and Black threaten an infiltration, the Queen can be very useful in holding things together. 30. Qxa7, exchanging Queens, isn't a <bad> move exactly, but it feels wrong. When the Queens finally do come off, Black's Queen is much more active and is challenging a more important diagonal.

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