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Pavel Tregubov vs Judit Polgar
Corsica Masters International Rapid (2005), Corse, rd 9, Nov-03
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12)  ·  0-1


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Jan-01-06  twinlark: An effortless win, and very elegantly done. Black seized the initiative shortly after the opening. White's 9.Bh3 doesn't look like a very good innovation as it takes White's eye off the a8-h1 diagonal that White subsequently uses to devastating effect. 18...Qxd5 looks like a winning psition for Black.
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  patzer2: White doesn't do much to help himself in the opening, and with solid development Black uncorks a deep discovered check combination with 17...Nd5!!

White is able to counter the mate threats only at the cost of leaving him with a shattered pawn structure, while Black has a strong passer and an easily won ending.

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  patzer2: While 20...Rxf4! wins easy enough, even stronger was 20...d3+! 21. bxc3 Re1+! 22. Rxe1 dxc2 with an even quicker win.

Of course either way was so decisive, it was almost a matter of preference for Judit Polgar at that point.

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