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Tigran V Petrosian vs Dragoljub Minic
Sarajevo (1972), Sarajevo YUG, rd 3, Mar-22
English Opening: Great Snake Variation (E70)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-01-07  patzerboy: Lost on time?
His position is about to collapse, but it seems too early to resign.
Nov-06-07  xombie: This game is too subtle for me

13. f4 -to prevent Ne5 ?

And why 22. Bd3, offering the exchange of the beautiful bishop (note how it dominates the diagonal) for the good knight.

And then why Nf4 and retreating the bishop the next two moves?

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  kingscrusher: 22.Bd3 holds the c4 pawn - the knight on e5 is hitting g6 and c4

In the final position it is apparently +6 :

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian - Dragoljub Minic 1-0 3.0, Bosna 15th Sarajevo YUG 1972

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Analysis by Stockfish 14:

1. +- (7.24): 30...Re8 31.Bg6 Re7 32.Bf5 Re5 33.Ne6 Bxe6 34.Bxe6 Qe7 35.Qf3 Rxe6 36.dxe6 Qxe6 37.Re1 Ne5 38.Bf4 h5 39.g5 Nh7 40.Qe4 Qg6 41.Nd5 Qxe4+ 42.Rxe4 Nf8 43.Ne7+ Kf7 44.Nf5 Nfg6 45.Nxd6+ Ke6

Although it doesn't immediately seem that bad. Black only seems to bex a pawn down. But white is about to make inroads in seems on the g6 and f5 squares.

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