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Judit Polgar vs Suat Atalik
3rd Principe de Asturias rapid (1993) (quick), Oviedo ESP, Dec-??
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62)  ·  1-0


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Jan-24-04  lordhazol: This game has reminded me some Fischers game.İt is interesting game as an active game.İts hard to find right defence .Polgars attacks comes hard and confusing. I wonder if which move is weak at opening as black and why.İf someone can has explain than i ll be pleased.
Aug-02-05  turkishgrandmaster: I was nearly writing a continuation but then I noticed that queen would be gone.
Aug-02-05  prinsallan: 9... Be7 is obvious but pretty weak.
Exploring the opening you´ll find that the correct move for black is... 9... Ng4, inviting for a Knight Exchange as Follows... 10. Nxc6 bxc6.

I cant really tell you what the problem is, but blacks all pieces sits in defending positions rather then trying to find a constructive solution for attack. Remember the most elementary basic in chess: The player with most developed pieces will probarbly win.

In this case, since Black lacks some development, she must try to trade a few pieces, narrowing the attack from miss Polgar, whom, which we have seen before is a fierce attacking player.

The pawn march from Black that follows just loses tempo too, leading to a very bad Queenside.

Aug-02-05  euripides: <prins> I don't know how you're using the opening explorer, but if you're going on the proportions of victories 8 games is too small a sample. Looking in chessbase, 9...Ng4 has never been played by a player above 2600, whereas 9...Be7 has been played by Anand and Kramnik. After 9..Ng4 10 Nxc6 bc 11 Bc5 d5 12 Bxf8 White seems to get a good game, though Black has chances.

I wonder if Black should castle before White gets in 14 e5 ! After that, Polgar seems to keep control with a series of calm, natural moves. Atalik might have underestimated the strength of 17 Qe1 ! which creates very quick pressure on the central files.

Aug-02-05  prinsallan: One thing is certain, blacks 14th is a bad move.
14... b4

This pawn is bad as it is, storming with it only makes it even worse. That move opens up the queenside, allowing Polgar to attack easily. Blacks attemt to counter-attack with: 24... Nxb3 and 25...Rxg2 lacks any pressure and looks more like a computer that tries to hold off the inevitable a few moves.

Aug-02-05  prinsallan: <euripides>Concerning the percentages from the opening explorer they dont concern me. Its logical to try to trade a few pieces when you are 2 tempos down. 9... Ng4 trades off some active pieces, the white dark-squared bishop is strong in comparison to the knight that black can trade it for.
Aug-02-05  euripides: <prins> In the line I gave, which seems to be White's most normal response to 9...Ng4, it is Black's black-squared bishop that gets exchanged off, and he is left with weak black squares and loses the right to castle.

14...b4 doesn't seem to work, but I'm not sure what is better. One alternative is 14...Ng4 but then 15 Be4 d5 16 Bxd5 looks interesting for White. 14...dxe5 and 14... Nd5 are also possible but Black's position looks ropey.

Aug-02-05  euripides: ... on reflection 14...Ng4 15 Be4 ?! runs into 15...Nc4 when Black looks fine. Perhaps 14..Ng4 15 Bg1 dxe5 16 h3 Nf6 17 fxe5.
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