|Jan-17-03|| ||MichaelJHuman: This game won the day's public prize. Judit says she found 12...a5 at the board. |
|Jan-17-03|| ||drukenknight: would 13 Rc1 be better? |
|Jan-17-03|| ||MichaelJHuman: I remember reading that Judit said Karpov made a blunder. It might have been 16.Bb5. I am not 100% sure of that. |
|Jan-17-03|| ||MichaelJHuman: That seems right because 16...Bb4 results in 18...Bc4 and things seem to be going black's way at that point, but I am no expert. |
|Jan-20-03|| ||BLD9802: I speculate that maybe Karpov was hoping for the plausible ...Bxf3 at some point, after which he would recapture with his g-pawn, move his rook to g2, move his pawn to d5, and start an attack on Polgar's king. In retrospect---because the rook only ends up in an awkward position on d1---maybe he would have been better off if he had instead played 12.Be2 and castled. |
|Jan-20-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: Why not 19.Qa4? |
|Jan-20-03|| ||judokausa1: 12.... a5 is an innovation. After 16. Bb5?(?) he was positionally busted. His king stranded in the center against one of the best attackers playing the game right now is certain doom. |
|Jun-27-03|| ||SicilianDragon: Honza Cervenka,
19. Qa4 is not that much different and Karpov probably wanted to get his queen to d6 in the hopes of making a queen trade (which he should have known that Judit would never have allowed) once he saw his king was stuck in the center
|Feb-25-04|| ||Brian Watson: <Honza Cervenka> Is the point of your question that Qa4 covers key squares such as c2, c4 & d7? E.g. 19.Qa4 ba 20.Ne5 Nxe5 21.dxe5, and is white better off here than in the actual game? |
|Jul-03-04|| ||acirce: White's play in the opening was mediocre even before 16.Bb5? and Polgar punishes Karpov relentlessly, a fine game. |
|Aug-19-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: Judit plays excellently! 16. ... Bb4+ is slick. |
|Aug-19-04|| ||patzer2: Perhaps 28...Rb8! is an obvious "positional move," but it is also a winning tactic to continue the "pursuit" of the White King, which began arguably with the pretty 16. Bb4+! obstruction move pointed out above. |
Black wins in every variation. Fritz 8's analysis of the options @ 12 to 15 depth are
1. (-2.44) 29. h3 Qe4+ 30. Ka1 Ba6
2. (-2.56) 29. Ka1 Ba6
3. (-2.75) 29. Rc2 f6 30. Ka1
4. (-3.66) 29. Qb3 Nxb2 30. Kxb2 Qxg2 31. Ne1 Qxf2+
5. (-3.72) 29. Ka2 Nxb2 30. Nxe5 (30. Qxb2 Bc4+ 31. Ka1 Rxb2 32. Kxb2 Bxd5 ) 30...Qa4+ Qa3 31. Nd3!!
6. (-3.91) 29. Ba3 Qxg2 30. Nd2 Nxa3+ 31. Qxa3 Qxf2
7. (-4.63) 29. e4 Ba6 30. Rc2 Qxe4
|Oct-02-05|| ||notyetagm: <InspiredByMorphy: Judit plays excellently! 16. ... Bb4+ is slick.>|
Yes, 16 ... b4+! is one of my favorite <interference> moves. It just seems to come out of nowhere. This nasty tactical shot must have been a terrible surprise for Karpov. No he is stuck with his king in middle of the board, the last thing in the world that you want when facing Judit.
|Jan-20-07|| ||ianD: Wow Karpov got his king stuck in the middle and then on the wrong side of the board.|
|Mar-04-07|| ||azi: Amazing - this little girl making the worlds best look like tyros. I never saw Karpov look worse!!!|
|Mar-04-07|| ||RookFile: Well, I wouldn't get too excited. Polgar is a strong player of course, but so is Karpov, who put up a plus score against her.|
|Mar-04-07|| ||azi: Qd6 removed he queen from the lower quadrient where white's oddly placed
pieces are harrassed by Judit's brillant moves. Keeping the queen
local might have allowed him to maintain a tactical balance. Was the handling of the queenside exchanges
best? I thought pxp rather than qxp
on c3 might be a better try. With 20-20 hind sight, Karpov should have castled sooner also imho.
Leaving the king on the edge of battle and then moving into the frey -so much for the active king -
was asking too much from his placidly developed pieces. A classic game from
the present. The game could have been played by Capablanca and Alekhine teemed together as white. Judit Polgar
would seem to know more about attacking chess than everybody else.
Its a little scary!
|Mar-04-07|| ||RookFile: Lol.
|Mar-15-10|| ||notyetagm: Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 2003|
16 ... ?
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16 ... e7-b4+! <interference: b3,b5>
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|Mar-15-10|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: INTERFERENCE|
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 2003 16 - Be7-b4+! blocks line from White b3-queen to loose b5-bishop
|Jul-20-12|| ||HOTDOG: 23.dxe6 Rxb2! 24.Rxb2 Qc1+ 25.Qd1 Qxb2 26.exd7 Rd8 and according to Polgar Black is winning, but Karpov now suggests the defence 27.Qd2 and then Nd4, f3 and Kf2 and White is still fighting|
|Jan-01-13|| ||rogl: I checked with an engine and it turns out that Karpov was wrong here. After his suggested line the position is |
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Black can now continue with 27...Qb1+ 28.Qd1 Qb4+ 29.Qd2 Rxd7!. The point is that after 30.Qxb4 axb4 white doesn't have time for 31.Nd4 and 32.f3. Black will swing her rook over to the a-file and mayhem will follow.