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Anatoly Karpov vs Judit Polgar
London Match (1999), London, England
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  lostemperor: This was the fascinating draw between Karpov and Polgar, I did not find because it was played in Holland (for the record Again a proof that Fischer's crap of giving a knightodd to women can be thrown in the trashcan. Here the woman "gave" two pieces and almost won! Judith first blundered a piece and then sacrifice another to make up for it;). It was Karpov sublime intuition (in time trouble) that with two pieces up he wisely went for the draw <24. c7!>. If <24. Qa1 Rb3 25. Bd3 Rc3+ 26. Bc2 Rxa3 27. Qb2 Ra2 28. Qb3> (Qxa2 probably better) <c4! 29. Qxa2> (Qxc4? Qa3! 30. Kd2 Qe3 mate) <Qxa2 30. Rd7> (Rhe1? Qa1!) <c3> black has the better chances.
Jun-06-03  refutor: is this E20? 4.Qc2 would lead me to believe it should be classified otherwise
Premium Chessgames Member Ah, I see the problem. We processed a batch of PGN files some time back without running our special ECO-fixing utility. Should be correct now. Thanks.
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  lostemperor: Instead of 22...Qa5 there was an (equally good) alternative 22 ... Ba4.

But this is what Judit had in mind when playing the stunning 22 ... Qa5! 23. dxc6 Rb8 24. Qa1 Rb3 25. Bd3 c4!! (noone, including Fritz, in the pressroom has seen this move, they looked at other moves which are inconclusive) 26. Bc2 Rxa3 27 Qd4 (Qb2 c3) Rb8 28. Bb1 Rxb1! 29. Kxb1 Rb3+ 30. Qb2 Qc3 31. Qxb3 Qxb3 32. Kc1 c3 and black wins.

Nov-13-10  BISHOP TAL: Lostemperor,There was no female player of Judit Polgars caliber when Fischer said that. I think Tal said it best Fischer is Fischer and a knight is a Knight
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