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Judit Polgar vs Garry Kasparov
"J'adoube!" (game of the day Dec-30-05)
Linares (1994)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B82)  ·  0-1
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Dec-11-08  KamikazeAttack: <I asked Susan Polgar online about this game and Garry's double move. She said he was World Champion so it was no big deal, >

Your mistake was to ask the opinion of the most spineless folk I have ever seen on journalism. The sychophancy just to please and avoid controversy brings puke to me mouth ... always.

Mar-05-09  whatthefat: Does anyone know of a link to a video of the incident in this game?
May-20-09  erwindeheld1:
Aug-24-09  solskytz: Open Defence: hahahahahahahahahahahaha, hey tell me guys .. do we girls have an advantage of distracting you during a game ? (a message from year of our lord 2003, from page 1 of kibitzing - well I do appreciate that you waited so long for my answer - and here it is -)

personally in my career in amateur tourneys, I amazingly never lost to a woman in any kind of tournament (it did happen in friendly games though) - in some 12-15 games, some of them against ladies rated 300 or even 400 points above me, some of them in truly amazing circumstances (like a girl 400 points above me offering a short GM draw after 18 moves in a position when she can have the initiative, and later confessing that she thought that I was 1900, not 1500 :-)), some of them miracle rescues from horrible positions - and in at least one case with my opponent (a very beautiful girl, by the way) making such an obvious and unexplicable strategical blunder that I was even tempted into Open Defence's line of thought, on the reverse (that she was distracted by my incredible male power :-)) One case was really remarkable, when I was 1800+, aged 29. I played in a 9-round swiss. My first opponent was a 6 year old girl rated 1570. She totally outplayed me in the Ruy (I was white). Nothing seemed to work - no stratagem, no trap... she reached a totally winning ending with Rook+5 against my Rook+2. I tried a last swindle (with 1:30 mins on the clock against her 8) by pushing my b-pawn to the 5th rank, allowing her to capture my only other pawn. Any other move (such as moving the K or advancing one of her pawns, who were all in the K-side) would have won easily - but she took the pawn and had to resign after I went pawn to b6, supported by the rook. She didn't resign because of the clock, but I finished her off... then in the second round I had another teenage girl opponent who early on won the exchange, but I managed to create a position where my N blocked all entry points against her Q and R, and my Q was constantly threatening perpetuals or win of pawns... draw. I went on to win my next 5 games, draw the last 2 and win the tourney singly - but it could have been so different if I hadn't been so lucky with the ladies.

This of course doesn't go to say that I'm a man of steel and am never distracted by a woman's beauty or charm - on the contrary!! I am often struck into oblivion by your unbelieveable qualities both on the board and outside it!!

But maybe in my woman-induced trance, I am simply more inspired and find better solutions at the board, stung by your charms :-) it has been clinically proved that the presence of beautiful women makes men perform better.

Aug-24-09  Bobsterman3000: yawn.

So, give Judit this game and give Garry 100 other losses elsewhere... he's still the greatest player of all time, by a wide margin.

Aug-24-09  Open Defence: < solskytz > thanks, that was one of my first posts at almost 6 years ago
Aug-25-09  solskytz: By looking at some of your other posts, you seem like a pretty darn strong player. Do you also play at FICS? If so, what is your handle there?
Aug-25-09  Open Defence: I used to play at FICS as <sheikhyerbouti> (shake yer booty get it? hehehe)

but I forgot my password and so I dont play there anymore.. I am <Tal Shiar> on chesscube

Aug-25-09  solskytz: ok... I'm now looking for you there :-)
Oct-23-09  dannygjk: <solskytz> and I am also not distracted by same sex at the chessboard ;)
Oct-23-09  dannygjk: btw, it was more than 1 frame, it was proven to be several frames.
Jul-04-10  prensdepens: "J'adoube!". The point in this game is that there is a rule enforced - "touch move". This is a gentleman's game. At that instant it is understandable that he did'nt want to lose the game. However being a gentlemen or to stick to the principle of following what is right and proper should always prevail. Judit was robbed, and it caused her undue heartache. It is about time that Kasparov apologized for this transgression, no matter how late it is, to correct this uncivilised behavior.
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  notyetagm: Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1994

36 ... ?

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36 ... Nd7-c5?? <intercept: c6>

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37 Bb7-c6 <fork: a4,e8>

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Game Collection: Do not *INTERCEPT* your own line pieces! 36 ... Nd7-c5?? intercepts the c2-rook from c6-sq, 37 Bb7-c6


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  KingG: After the game Polgar said that <He [Kasparov] did not impress me. I was expecting that each one of his moves would be perfect but it was not like that. I didn't feel that tremendous energy that has affected other people.>

Brave words, but Kasparov ended his career with a huge plus score against Polgar in all forms of chess.

Aug-04-11  Mr. Bojangles: Yeah this was the game in which Kasparov cheated his way to victory.

Even Topalov never stooped so low.

Aug-04-11  shach matov: <Mr. Bojangles>

I think Kramnik's cheating in the Topa-Kramnik match is much more important than these ridiculous and unfounded accusations of Kasparov cheating in one meaningless game.

Kramnik visited the bathroom 50+ times and it was obvious that he was using a computer program to help him against Topa. this is one of the most shameful pages in chess history. Kramnik would have lost the match if not for the computer help he received.

why concentrate on a this meaningless game when Kramnik basically stole the title from Topa? the world championship seems much more important than a game against Polgar, and nobody ever proved Kasparov moved the piece. there's zero evidence. On the other hand we have clear evidence that Kramnik visited the bathroom the ridiculous 50+ times (!). we need to discuss this as a chess community.

Aug-04-11  Agent Bouncy: shach matov, you seem to have an unhealthy interest in what Kramnik does in the bathroom. Are you OK?
Aug-04-11  koleos: KamikazeAttak, I agree with you completely. Taking back a move as a World champion and at the same time against a lady is a fact that speak itself of kasparov as a person.
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this "Touch move controversy" game here:

Sep-20-12  Everett: It doesn't matter if it was as lady. It is simply wrong, and he should have been called on it. I wonder if he felt any shame regarding his behavior in this one.
Feb-19-13  duplex: Judith against Garry in their prime..
Garry would win 9 out of 10 games easily..Come on there is no comparison here..
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  perfidious: The bold talk from the loser of this game in the post cited by <KingG> does not change the truth: she was a borderline top ten player at her zenith and, as such, could not touch Kasparov.
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  HeMateMe: Magnus Carlsen tried this against former world champion Kosteniuk at a blitz tournament, maybe the Aeroflot of 2-3 years ago. He grabbed the wrong piece in their blitz game, immediately leading to a lost piece. after grabbing the wrong piece, he quickly grabbed the right one (there were two rooks, on adjacent squares), but A.K. said "UH-UH!" and pointed at the position. This is on utube. Carlsen immediately resigned and walks out. Very immature, on his part.
Apr-18-13  Zugzwangovich: Could Kasparov have held on to the Knight for any length of time after he had noted that moving it to c5 loses the exchange? I know a beginner who in skittles games will pick up a piece, put it on a square and hold it there for up to a minute or so while assessing the move's consequences, then either leave it there or move it somewhere else. This seems unconstitutional to me but maybe there's no rule against it?
Apr-26-14  piltdown man: Cheatin' dog. Almost as bad as Schumacher.
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