This move may be a theoretical novelty for this position.Polgar intends to
move her rook to the e8 square. [ Two other moves have been tried in this
position they are: (a) 11...h6 ; and (b) 11...Bd7 ]
Centralizing her rook.
Preventing one of Kosteniuk's rooks from moving to the g5-square.
Intending to fianchetto her bishop on b2.
Preventing ....Nd4 and now if Kosteniuk were to thinking of playing Be3 she
may change her mind as the bishop would lack mobility on t he f1-a7
diagonal. [ Analysis:Shredder 6: 13...Be6 14.Nd4 Kd7 15.f4 Bd5 16.c4 Bxe4
17.Rxe4 Bc5 18.Be3 Raf8 ( 18...Rae8) ]
Returning to the moves played in the game:
Reducing the scope of Polgar's dark-squared bishop. [ Analysis:Shredder 6:
14.c4 Be6 15.Be3 b6 16.a4 Kc8 17.a5 Kb7 18.a6+ Kb8=] Also possible is
Creating a pawn lever and threatening to win a pawn via 15....hxg4 16.hxg4
The game now continued:
Kosteniuk takes advantage of Polgar's last move to post her knight to a
square where it coordinates beautifully with her other knight.
Spending a tempo to take the king off the open e-file. Polgar now intends to
keep her king in the center of the board for the rest of the game (Analysis:
15...Nxe5? 16.Bf4 Ng6 17.Nxf7 Kd7 ).
Kosteniuk is willing to sacrifice her knight.
[ Analysis:Shredder 6: 16.gxh5 Nh4 17.Nd6+!? Kf8 ( 17...cxd6 18.exd6 Nf5
19.dxe7 Nxe7 20.Bf4 Rxh5 ) ]
Polgar accepted the
[ It would be a mistake for Polgar to capture on f6 with her bishop:
16...Bxf6? 17.exf6+ Kf8 18.Bb2 gxf6 19.Bxf6 Rh6 20.Rad1 Be6 21.Nxe6+ fxe6
22.Bg5 Rh7 23.Rxe6]