|May-12-05|| ||Hesam7: I do not understand Polgar's 23 ... d5. She has a nice position, a very strong knight and she should carry an attack along the c-file.|
|May-12-05|| ||EinZweiDrei: Fritz 7 thinks that the position before 23. ...d5 favors white by about 20-30-something centipawns. It considers d5 the strongest equalizing move. Fritz 7, of course, is no SuperGM -- every time I try and analyze a world-class game, it calls for at least two or three moves that seem ridiculous at that flight of chess.|
|May-12-05|| ||Hesam7: <EinZweiDrei> Thank you for the feedback, but during the game I thought it was a mistake made by Polgar. |
By the way are you from "Deutschland" ?
|May-12-05|| ||THE pawn: I know Judit still has the WCT in her aim, but if she can't be adams, then she has no chance to win this title.|
|May-12-05|| ||iron maiden: In the last three years Adams has lost just one classical game with White, so there's certainly no shame for Judit with this draw.|
|May-12-05|| ||Hesam7: <iron maiden> Really? I did not know that. An incredible record!|
|May-13-05|| ||shortsight: If there's no draw forbidden rule, then I guess it could have ended by move 43.|
|May-14-05|| ||ArturoRivera: this is the tourney of forbidden draws?|
|May-14-05|| ||hintza: <this is the tourney of forbidden draws?> Yes.|
|May-16-05|| ||ajile: 27. C3!!
Why? because it forces the black Q off the critical A3-F8 diagonal. If QxC3 then White plays QG4 and then QH4 or QG5 if Black tries H5. After that how does Black avoid being crushed? The reason White can't play an immediate 27.QG4 is that Black escapes with ND7 followed by QF8 defending G7. Also if 27..QA3 then White closes off the Q with B4 chasing the Knight with tempo. White has mating threats on G7 at this point of the game. Why isn't he going for blood??
|May-16-05|| ||Minor Piece Activity: <hintza>
Draws are <not> forbidden in this tournament. Only early draws, draws in complicated positions, etc.
Of course you already knew that, but a few fans don't and I think that's why they think this 'tournament of no draws' has 'failed.' LOL.
|May-16-05|| ||acirce: Well, early draws and draws in complicated positions are not forbidden either as long as they are the result of a threefold repetition.|
|May-16-05|| ||samvega: <ajile> I think black can defend against that plan simply with ..Ne4: 27.c3 Qxc3 28.Qg4 Ne4 29.Qh4 h5 30.Bxe4 dxe4 31.Qg5?? e3+ and black mates first. Against other 30th/31st moves, black has time to manouver the queen back to f8.|
|May-16-05|| ||hintza: <Of course you already knew that> Correct.|
|May-16-05|| ||ajile: samvega -- Good call. Black can defend the position after C3. I didn't realize how powerful the Black QB is on the long diagonal. Maybe 27.BH6 is a better try with the idea of trading down to an endgame where Black's king can't move would be better.|
|May-16-05|| ||ajile: Actually White could have waited and played 34.BH6. The bishop on H6 still watches the black E pawn and also freezes the black king and K side pawns. Note that Black can never exchange his Rook since then White simply marches his King to the Q-Side and eats all of Black's Q-side pawns. White can play his K-side pawns to G5 and then H5. When white's H pawn gets to H5 black has to exchange G6xH5 to avoid White opening the H file which would be deadly. After Black plays G6xH5 then white has G6 forcing open critical lines. The point is that White can lock down the Black king with BH6 and should do so before Black gets in H5.|
|May-17-05|| ||Rook.file: Polgar has dissapointed me, seems hes goign down i expected more from her|