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Timothy Taylor vs Zsuzsa Polgar
"Tool Time" (game of the day Apr-02-2007)
Ch Manhattan Chess Club, New York (USA) (1985), rd 26
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack (E76)  ·  1-0


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Jan-23-03  mrwonkabar: Hey people where did Zsuzsa Polgar screw up here? 6 ..e5 looks fishy as it gives white a passed pawn and creates minimal counterplay. 8 ..c5 looks bad too as it turned out to first allow the knight outpost on b5 and eventually was exploited by 15 b4! to allow the rook infiltration. I'm not at all familiar with this opening (as I am a beginner) but I do think whites pieces look extremely coordinated throughout this entire game. There must've been opportunities for black somewhere.
Jul-07-05  mandar: Actually madam Polgar lost it mainly playing it by 17....Nb6
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  Richard Taylor: 14.Kh8 looks wrong -better 14...b6

but my brother Tim is a pretty tricky player!

Jun-14-06  RookFile: 6.... e5 is a little unusual, more usual is 6...... c5.
Apr-02-07  think: 8. ... c5 also looks a little suspicious, as White gets a monster of a pawn on d5.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: When Black did not play 10...Bg4, choosing ...Nd7 instead, I wondered what she was planning to do with the Bc8 and Ra8.

I'm still wondering.

Apr-02-07  Confuse: parody on tim allen? i thinik : )
Apr-02-07  chessmoron: Nice pun.

PUN Reference:

Apr-02-07  gabrielnn: good game!!
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  xenophon: Even if Polgar were a CAMRA supporter this was a bitter brew.
Apr-02-07  prinsallan: Wow, Zsuzsa is tied and gagged at the endposition ;D
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  drkodos: What pun? It's a simple cross-cultural reference, and a lame one at that. A pun is a play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words. Then again, he is a major tool, so maybe it was a pun. hehe
Apr-02-07  dx9293: The main character on the show 'Home Improvement' had a show called "Tool Time," where he would always cause accidents on his set.
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  Peligroso Patzer: If Tim Taylor dares to essay the Four Pawns Attack against a future world champion's KID, all I can say is "more power to him". It surely worked out well for him on this occasion.
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  kevin86: The walls came tumbling down! The final rook move cements this one. Black is threatened with destruction by the rooks and the capture allows Nxf7+ picking off the queen.
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  MikeChesss: My guess is that 17... Nb6 was meant to be followed by Na4 (capture allows Black to win the exchange) and then Nc3, blocking White's Queen from the Rook. What else could be the purpose of 17... Nb6?
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  Poisonpawns: 6..c5 is critical continuation here.Polgars 6..e5!? was shady but then followed up with the criminal 8..c5? I therefore sentence this effort by black to the dungeon of chess stratgem for ETERNITY!
Apr-02-07  ReikiMaster: <mandar> in 1985 "madam Polgar" was 15 or 16 years old!
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  fm avari viraf: It's a nice game by Timothy bringing all his pieces into the battle field suffocating the teenager Zsuzsa. Even 19...Bxg5 will not save because it's mate in 2 after 20.Rxh7+ Kg8 21.Rcg7#.
Apr-02-07  HannibalSchlecter: Way to go Timothy! Loved the article in Chess Life...I'm going to Hungary!
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  schnarre: 6...e5 looks premature, but other options?

I had looked at 6...Bg4, 6...Nc6 & 6...Re8 with the latter looking most promising. What about other options to 6...e5, aside from 6...c5?

Sep-29-12  shakman: Another game... Flear vs B Chatalbashev, 1999
Jun-18-14  SimonWebbsTiger:
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