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Rodolfo Tan Cardoso vs Tigran V Petrosian
"Walk on the Wild Side" (game of the day Oct-28-2013)
Las Palmas (1975), Las Palmas ESP, rd 5, Apr-11
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  0-1



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Oct-28-13  ZeejDonnelly: RIP Lou Reed, a rock and roll animal.
Oct-28-13  ChessYouGood: No matter what I did it never seemed enough
he said I was lazy, I said I was young
He said, How many songs did you write
I'd written zero, I'd lied and said, Ten

You won't be young forever
you should have written fifteen
It's work

You ought to make things big
people like it that way
And the songs with the dirty words
make sure your record them that way

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Quel coincidence--I just happen to be playing Big Lou's Rock n' Roll Animal album right now.
Oct-28-13  iking: Cardoso gave Petrosian a lot to think ... a wild wild west
Oct-28-13  morfishine: <Jazzer32> Good point, but I think we can forgive White for "missing" a draw "overlooking" the "saving" 36.Rxf6+ followed by 40.Bd6+!

Its not as if White was under intense pressure and couldn't find an escape

What's not so easy to forgive is overlooking the winning 30.Rh5


Oct-28-13  Badmojo: Lou Reed just died.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side.

I said Hey TP

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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  kevin86: King gets called for traveling...
Oct-28-13  PurdyGUDsoFAR: This game is wonderfully analyzed in lev Psakhis' book: Advanced Chess Tactics; Quality Chess. pages 183-to-195.
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  Check It Out: I like fast-forwarding and rewinding this game so I can see the black king take his walk on the wild side over and over.
Oct-28-13  catlover: It must have been frustrating for Cardoso to have Petrosian's king on his third rank, deep in his own territory, without being able to nail the rascal down.
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  Domdaniel: "Candy came from Miami FLA ..."
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  Penguincw: Ha! Black did a king walk, and was successful, but when white tried it, unsuccessful.
Oct-28-13  Chessman1504: Petrosian... a true genius of defense.
Oct-29-13  Badmojo: Holly came from Miami FLA. Candy came from out in the island.
Oct-29-13  Kikoman: position after 50...Qd5+

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Wow! What a game by Petrosian, one of the best game that I have ever seen.

Mar-29-15  Mudphudder: That black king ran a mile and back! Unscathed.
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  perfidious: <visayan: Cardoso bty should have been a GM, had his prime been in the 1980s and 90s. A lot of GM strength (by today's standards) players at their prime in the 1950s to 1970s could only make it to IM; so strict were FIDE standards then....>

His chances would have been far better also had he lived and played in Europe, where obtaining tournament invitations would likely have been a simple matter. One can ask Jim Tarjan about that.

<....I believe they had to make at least 3 norms at one point, and the only shortcut way of attaining GM without the above was to get into the Candidates, the way Fischer did....>

In the 1970s and 1980s, that was usually the case, though I believe Ron Henley made a single norm, that being the 1982 Surakarta/Denpasar monster event, which was so long that he played enough games (25) to attain the norm.

A further condition was that, in those days, the norms were required within a rolling period of three years.

Aug-03-16  andrewjsacks: The Boomerang King game!
Mar-04-22  syracrophy: I'm not sure if the King alone moved the most along his army, walked around the board with no special mission - just for the sake of taking a wild trip!
Mar-04-22  SChesshevsky: <...walked around the board with no special mission...>

King looked to have very important mission. After 27. Bxe1, blacks very likely winning. Unless he gets mated. So king has to be very precise in escaping that result.

Sure it was very tense for both players. Would've been a great game to see in person.

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  FSR: How did that poor king not have a heart attack? What a journey: Ke8-d7-e6-e5-f5-g4-h3-g4-f5-g6-f7-g8! Whew! Castled at last.
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  perfidious: <FSR>, despite Petrosian's king winding up in safety on g8, this is what one could call long castling.

Playing through this game reminds me of a game I had on the Black side of a Panov Caro-Kann in the 5....Nc6 line with Paul Steiner in the early 1990s, where my king never got castled and was kicked from pillar to post before finding refuge on the queenside. The irony in all this was that I eventually got some play against my opponent's (castled) king and stood better, then Paul grabbed a hot pawn in mutual zeitnot, which resulted in his demise.

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  FSR: <perfidious> I believe my first Caro-Kann ever was against Marvin Dandridge. I played 4...Nf6 5.Nxf6+ and didn't know what I was doing. He played Ne2-g3-h5-g7+ and ended up driving my king to c7. Not what Black plans when playing 1...c6, but it was actually pretty cozy there. We agreed to a draw 10 or so moves later. I lost the scoresheet, but Marvin gave me his a few years ago. If I can find it, I'll upload it to the site.
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  FSR: <perfidious> I believe my first Caro-Kann ever was against Marvin Dandridge. I played 4...Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 and didn't know what I was doing. (I later adopted the more solid 4...Nd7.) He played Ne2-g3-h5-g7+ and ended up driving my king to c7. Not what Black plans when playing 1...c6, but it was actually pretty cozy there. We agreed to a draw 10 or so moves later. I lost the scoresheet, but Marvin gave me his a few years ago. If I can find it, I'll upload it to the site.
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  perfidious: <FSR>, your experiences with the Caro-Kann were the reverse of mine; I started out with 4....Bf5, then went in for 3....g6 for a time and 4....Nd7 briefly before settling on 4....Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6; in a lot of ways, my opening predilections became more combative as I aged, rather than slugging it out early on, the exception being the Sicilian Najdorf, before turning to pushing that cheeky c-pawn the one square rather than two.
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