Thursday 14 July 2022

The tricks my memory plays

 During a recent post mortem, I mentioned a quick win by Petrosian over Hans Ree in a tournament from the early 1970's. It was in the context of an early Qb6 against the Catalan, and the way I remembered it, Black was quickly punished for such a move.

Turns out I was wrong about most things that I thought I had remembered. It wasn't a Catalan, but an English (albeit with a kingside fianchetto). And Black was not punished for playing Qb6, but was instead punished by White's Qb3. The only consolation was that I did get the names of the players right, and who the winner was.

Petrosian,Tigran V - Ree,Hans [A29]
Hoogovens Wijk aan Zee (12), 26.01.1971

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