Three Passed Pawns, See How Panov Has Taimanov to Run Them

Three Passed Pawns, See How Panov Has Taimanov to Run Them

GreenLaser
NM GreenLaser
Nov 21, 2009, 12:00 AM |
4 | Chess Players

Vasily Panov was born November 1, 1906 and died January 3, 1973. In 1929, he won the Moscow Championship. He played in the USSR Championship five times from 1935 to 1948. FIDE awarded him the title of International Master in 1950. He was better known as a chess theorist and writer. The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 in the Caro-Kann Defense is known as the Panov Attack or the Panov-Botvinnik Attack, but not the Botvinnik Attack.

His opponent in this game is Mark Taimanov. Taimanov was born February 7, 1926. He became an International Grandmaster in 1952. He played in the USSR Championship 23 times, a record he shares with Efim Geller. He twice tied for first and once won the playoff. His name is attached to a number of opening variations.

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