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Rafael Vaganian vs Tigran L Petrosian
Aeroflot Open (2004), Moscow RUS, rd 8, Feb-24
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0



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Apr-06-04  Tigran Petrosian: 35.Bxd5!! is a beautiful bolt from the blue.
Apr-06-04  Taidanii: 35. Bxd5 cxd5 35. Ra7+ Kf6 36. Rb6++

Or 35. Bxd5 cxd5 35. Ra7+ Ke8/f8/g8 36. Rb8+ Bc8 37. Rxc8++

Jan-13-05  notyetagm: 35 ♗xd5+!! Wow! This Vaganian can really play some chess. Check out this game from almost 30 years ago, Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976, especially 16 ... ♗h4+!! and 17 ... ♖xf3!.
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  Benzol: Black probably expected to win the ending with his extra pawn. 35.♗xd5+ must have come as a very nasty suprise.
Jul-13-14  SpiritedReposte: Way to think laterally from Rafael.

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