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Judit Polgar vs Nona Gaprindashvili
Chess Olympiad (Women) (1990), Novi Sad YUG, rd 4, Nov-20
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43)  ·  0-1


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Aug-02-12  goldenbear: More like a Monday puzzle; saw it instantly.
Aug-02-12  zb2cr: <Once>,

Nice about the space-time warping--except Judit was the victim, not the perpetrator.

Aug-02-12  charlyche: believe the error goes up to move 17.a4(?), whereas 17.Tf2 would have protected the second rank and prepared the rooks doubling discouraging 17..,Cg4
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  lost in space: Haven't seen 31...Rc3. Wonderfull move. Chapeau to all who found it!
Aug-02-12  sevenseaman: <Bradley yesterday - he made everyone else travel in slow motion>.

A feat, an outstanding achievement!

Aug-02-12  James D Flynn: A 31…….Rc3 32.bxc3 Bxc6+ 33.Kg1 Rg8+ 34.Kf2 Qxh2+ 35.Ke1(or Kf1) Rg1# B 31…….Rc3 32.Rxh7 Bxc6+ 33.Kg1 Rg8+ 34.Kf2 Rxc2+ 35.Ke1 Rg1#
Aug-02-12  rilkefan: Huh - took me a few minutes to see ..Rc3 bc Bc6+ Kg1 etc, so the first comment in the thread showed some hubris.
Aug-02-12  David2009: Judit Polgar vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 Black 31...?

31...Rc3 GOOT! and I can see no good defence. Time to check:
This turns out to be the only game in the databas between two of the strongest women players of all time. What a pity that they met only once.

A glitch has crept in to Nona Gaprindashvili's rating (2016) as given at the time of posting in her profile (Nona Gaprindashvili). Her OTB rating is 2356 and her rapid and blitz ratings are 2293 and 2273.

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  chrisowen: This time on a roll in rusky dashing off rookc3 coin a term o

incorporate elements often open in shut queens sight of c6

feels the fort knox in bunker xray it is right in c6 to

rescue her ok us spot interference maneovre rook slide across in

fling back queen stuck in hey presto lerk (cioccolato) it nasty in white

has made a real pigs ear of it be no need for try qc2 in as tardy it

kg1 was preffered in b7 whisk off c6 and mate in five bed it down in

g8+, king has to hurry it's now arctic circle complete the braided

bishop in see lucky it a long rook queen her c2 lesson shot ar good

in yes my crop h1 the goal baby.

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  kevin86: Funny,I saw Rc3 in a shot!

The queen is attacked and the bishop is a goner...and mate or great material gain will follow.

Aug-02-12  Zatrikion: Looks like white Q is over weighted on protecting Bc6 and the sensitive square g2. So:

31..d3 0-1

Aug-02-12  raul555: I solved the puzzle in 30 seconds. żA thursday puzzle?
Aug-02-12  Crispy Seagull: I also thought this one was easy. They definitely mixed up Wednesday and Thursday this week. I didn't follow it through as far as some others, but it just seemed obvious that the move led somewhere good.
Aug-02-12  WhiteRook48: yup, 31...Rc3 is a crusher. White cannot maintain the defense of c6 and g2 at the same time.
Aug-02-12  dragon player: When I saw this I thought why not 31...Bxc6+, but than I saw it was defended. Than I saw the solution:

32.bxc3 Bxc6+

now it's no longer defended.

33.Kg1 Rg8+
34.Kf2 Rg2+

winning the queen. Maybe there's a mate, but I don't care.

Time to check.


Yeah, right. Nice puzzle.


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  Jimfromprovidence: This was a very nicely played game. Here is the puzzle position.

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White had her own plan at the puzzle position, play Bxb7, seeing ...Kxb7, then after Rxh7 she wins a rook.

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Unfortunately is was black's move.

Aug-02-12  Alex56171: <Zatrikion> After 31. ... d3 white plays 32. Qb3 Qg2+ 33. Bxg2 Rxg2 34. Qxb7+ and wins a rook:

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Aug-02-12  msmith5: 31. ... Rc3 wins (at least) a piece.
The rook is immume from capture, as
32. bxc3 Bxc6+
33. Kg1 Rg8+
34. Kf2 Rg2+
But after 31. ... Rc3, white has no way to flee the queen and sufficiently defend the bishop. This is only the second puzzle I've gotten this late in the week.
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  gawain: The protection of the c6 bishop must be disrupted! I saw nothing to try except 31...Rc3. But that is good enough!
Aug-02-12  I Love You: After 5 minutes of analizing this puzzle, ♖c3! Gotet!
Aug-02-12  Jambow: Hey hey bout 3 minutes after realizing disconnecting the Queen from the Bishop was key.
Aug-02-12  PeaceRequiresAnarchy: I thought it was 31...Qxh2!? I overlooked 32.Kxh2 instead assuming that white had to play 32.Qxh2.
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  DarthStapler: Got it
Aug-02-12  Zatrikion: <Alex56171> That is correct! Black is really lost in this case, nice!
Aug-02-12  stst: The B and back-rank R are the real threats:
31...... Rc3
32.bxc3 BxB+
33.Kg1 Rg8+
34.Kf2 Qg2+
35.Ke1 QxQ
and White can resign in view of the double threats of Rg1+ and the passing P@d4 (the White R@a1 is locked by the Black Q - it's a garbage piece.)
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