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Loek van Wely vs Judit Polgar
"She's Got the Loek" (game of the day Jun-28-2010)
Hoogovens-B (1990), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-17
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  0-1
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Jun-28-10  fanofchess82: A very good attack by Polgar. The knight moves are very good. The exchanges to open the queen side for an attack is captivating. A very good game indeed
Jun-28-10
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  al wazir: 35. Bxd3 Rxd3 36. e4 would have been better for white. If 36...Nxe4, then 37. Qxe4. At least it doesn't lose a piece.
Jun-28-10
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  Once: 1-2-3-4
Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer
She's a juvenile scam, never was a quitter
Tasty like a raindrop, she's got the look
Heavenly bound cos heaven's got a number
When she's spinning me around, kissing is a colour
Her loving is a wild dog, she's got the look

She's got the look (she's got the look)
She's got the look (she's got the look)
What in the world can make a brown-eyed girl turn blue When everything I'll ever do I'll do for you
And I go la la la la la
She's got the look

Fire in the ice, naked to the T-bone
Is a lover's disguise, banging on the head drum
Shaking like a mad bull, she's got the look
Swaying to the band, moving like a hammer
She's a miracle man, loving is the ocean
Kissing is the wet sand, she's got the look

She's got the look (she's got the look)
She's got the look (she's got the look)
What in the world can make a brown-eyed girl turn blue When everything I'll ever do I'll do for you
And I go la la la la la
She's got the look

Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer
She's a juvenile scam, never was a quitter
Tasty like a raindrop, she's got the look
And she goes....

Na na na na na......
She's got the look

Jun-28-10
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  HeMateMe: Not to discount Judit's nice tactics, but I think van Wely just stunk it up. In the middlegame, with a mostly symetrical pawn structure, 5 pawns all on one side of the board, it really should be a draw.

Judit was probably 17 then, her first big GM tournament (I think this might have been the infamous kasparov touch-Knight tournament), maybe van Wely thought he had to unbalance the positon, and play for a win against his inexperienced opponent.

Jun-28-10  Alphastar: <HeMateMe> Polgar was 13 when this game was played, Van Wely 17.
Jun-28-10  SpiritedReposte: Looks like Van Wely had something for a minute. 26. Nd5 is pretty but doesnt really accomplish anything after 26. ...Bg7.
Jun-28-10  RandomVisitor: After 26...Bg7 white had a nice game:


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Rybka 3:

<[+1.27] d=23 27.e3 Nf5 28.Bxe5> Rc8 29.Qb6 Qxd3 30.Nf6+ Kh8 31.Qb2 Qc2 32.Qa1 Qa2 33.Qxa2 Bxa2 34.Bb7 Rd8 35.e4 Nd4 36.Kg2 Nc2 37.Rc1 Nb4 38.Rc7 Be6 39.h4 h6 40.Re7

[+1.15] d=23 27.Ne7+ Kh8 28.e3 Nf5 29.Bc6 Qb6 30.Nd5 Qxc7 31.Nxc7 Ne7 32.Nxe6 Nxc6 33.Nxg7 Kxg7 34.d4 Rb3 35.Rc1 exd4 36.exd4 f6 37.d5 Nd8 38.Bd4 Rb7 39.Kg2 Kf7 40.Kf3 Rd7 41.Rc5 Nb7 42.Rb5

Jun-28-10
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  Peligroso Patzer: <HeMateMe: ***
Judit was probably 17 then, her first big GM tournament (<I think this might have been the infamous kasparov touch-Knight tournament>) *** >

That incident actually occurred four years later at Linares: Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1994. Also, Judit was only 13 years old when this game against Van Wely was played.

Jun-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A good attack-I think she can remain a good player as long as her hunger (Hungary) continues.
Jun-28-10  Marmot PFL: Ideas like Qh1 and Bg2 look like moves of a genius when they work, but that is not so common.
Jun-28-10  abstract: boring game
Jun-28-10  I Like Fish: hello abstract ...

you think in ...
abstract terms ...

Jun-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  chrisowen: Loekistics? King does a funky cold medina and gets a shake down off something more deep than a misdemeanor. Zukertort it is a lawful claim opening yet pass over play shuffling pieces and defeat looms. E3 I just wonder gets punished later on Nf5 holds. Polgars play shone like a star discerning with good scope. Once the dust has settled, Van the Man kicks the corner emerges a white knight down seeks consolidate over time gets dashed off... any good Ne7+?
Jun-28-10  WhiteRook48: Ng4+ and Qe2 and black will have so much fun
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