Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Reppert Almost Draws Petrosian

Bill: Here's a near draw of mine against a former world champion. (Grandmaster Tigran Petrosian (1929-1984) was the 9th World Chess Champion from 1963-1969.)

57. Kc6 would have drawn it for me.

The simultaneous exhibition was held in Phoenix. Victor Reppert - T. Petrosian [C18] French Defence, Winawer Variation, Simul, 1982

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4 f5 8.exf6 Nxf6 9.Qg3 Qxg3 10.hxg3 Nc6 11.Nf3 Ne4 12.Bd2 c4 13.Ng5 Nxd2 14.Kxd2 h6 15.Re1 0-0 16.Nh3 Rf6 17.Be2 Bd7 18.Bg4 Raf8 19.Nf4 g5 20.Nxd5 Rxf2+ 21.Re2 exd5 22.Bxd7 Kg7 23.Rb1 Nb8 24.Bg4 b6 25.Bf3 Rxe2+ 26.Kxe2 Nd7 27.Bxd5 Nf6 28.Bxc4 Ne4 29.Kd3 Nxg3 30.Re1 Nh5 31.Re7+ Kf6 32.Re6+ Kf5 33.Rxh6 Nf4+ 34.Kd2 Nxg2 35.Be6+ Kf4 36.Rh2 Nh4 37.Rf2+ Nf3+ 38.Ke2 g4 39.Bd5 Re8+ 40.Kd3 Re3+ 41.Kc4 g3 42.Rg2 Kg4 43.Bc6 Kh3 44.Bxf3 Rxf3 45.Rg1 g2 46.d5 Rf1 47.Rxg2 Kxg2 48.Kb5 Rb1+ 49.Kc6 Rc1 50.d6 Rxc2 51.d7 Rxc3+ 52.Kb7 Rd3 53.Kxa7 b5 54.Kb6 Rxd7 55.Kxb5 Rd1 56.a4 Rb1+ 57.Ka6 Kf3 58.a5 Ke4 59.Ka7 Kd5 60.a6 Kc6 61.Ka8 Kb6 62.a7 Ra1 0-1