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Peter Svidler vs Judit Polgar
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 4, Sep-09
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Sep-09-11  bangkokgambit: Oh yes, she was smiling :)
Sep-09-11  SoltanGris: I wonder is a draw for black is always a good thing at these levels? At least at the start of a round.
Sep-09-11
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  whiteshark: Yesterday has been a tought day, so a quick draw for Judit as well as for Ruslan is quite understandable...
Sep-09-11
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  whiteshark: or hte other game, <Grischuk - Navara>?
Sep-09-11  nuwanda: <HeMateMe:...Q-side castling may yet happen.>

i think queenside-castling is these type of position is complete suicide...

Sep-09-11
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  HeMateMe: You should meet this fellow named Alexander Alekhine. He has different views on that sort of thing...
Sep-09-11  bangkokgambit: On one hand, Judit was so tired on yesterday match, on the other hand all of Judit's fan was also nearly heart-breaking watching her tie-break. The engine's evalution swept like a roller-coaster. So.. I think, there is on one complaint.
Sep-09-11  chillowack: A draw with Black against the powerful Svidler is an excellent start to this match: it deprives Peter of his best chance for victory, and swings the initiative over to Judit.

A rather careless match error on Svidler's part, ceding White so easily.

Sep-09-11  BobCrisp: <I wonder is sister Sophia is watching 'lil sis Judit take on the big boys? She lives in Israel, right?>

She moved to Canada with her husband a few years back. Like most of the world's Jews, she likes that Israel's there but she prefers not to live there.

Sep-09-11
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  Gilmoy: <Mr. Slim: ... this Kosteniuk outfit: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jx-KCnvjT...>

Svidler: "J'adoube?"
Kosteniuk: "Nyet! And stop asking every other move!!"

Sep-09-11  kia0708: hahahaha

<Mr. Slim: ... this Kosteniuk outfit: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jx-KCnvjT>... Svidler: "J'adoube?"
Kosteniuk: "Nyet! And stop asking every other move!!">

Sep-09-11  fgh: Polgar, the "fighter". Go Svidler!
Sep-09-11  scormus: damn! missed the finish again because of work. Whens the the rematch?

Judit, forget all that about the Kosteniuk outfit. What you should have is a goth look and a dragon tattoo on your left shoulder

Sep-09-11
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  beenthere240: I think Judit is a pretty good counterpuncher. Svidler probably doesn't mind playing black and moving toward the more rapid rounds. Of course if he loses tomorrow, he may rue this game.
Sep-09-11  Akavall: Qg4+ is powerful perpetual pattern to know.

I once used it in 45 45 league game, oddly enough my opponent didn't capture the knight (I took on g7 with a knight) and lost the game.

http://mekk.waw.pl/mk/watchbot/game...

22. Nxg7 is at least a draw for white if black takes the knight.

Sep-09-11
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  YouRang: <Domdaniel: Good draw. I hope nobody thinks such short games are 'wrong' - I'm not sure why Svidler made the 'offer' with Qc2, but once it was on the table it was the rational choice for Judit.>

Right, many short draws are worthy of criticism because they are *unfought* draws, simply ending with an unclear position.

In this case, it was perfectly sensible for Judit, with black, to force a draw via repetition and give herself a chance to win the match tomorrow with a white-piece win.

I wonder if ...Bxg2! (forcing the perpetual) was a surprise to Peter?

Sep-09-11  Shams: <Domdaniel> <Good draw. I hope nobody thinks such short games are 'wrong' - I'm not sure why Svidler made the 'offer' with Qc2, but once it was on the table it was the rational choice for Judit.>

Not 'wrong', but neither Exhibit A in the case against Svidler being lazy, either.

Sep-09-11  rodmanlee: awesome! she's so focus and on the right track.
Sep-09-11
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  TheFocus: Yes, I am her trainer.
Sep-09-11  kia0708: <TheFocus> welcome to the Circle of Trust.
Sep-10-11  arkansaw: looks like the vile comments have been pruned!
Sep-10-11  chillowack: Arkansaw: maybe they should "prune" the commentor as well?
Sep-10-11
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  perfidious: <smackedupgoose: .....keep it up rooting for judit only because she is the only woman in the tournament.>

Yeah, this is a great reason to pull for her-we couldn't enjoy Judit's games or anything silly like that, don't you know.

<chillowack: Arkansaw: maybe they should "prune" the commentor as well?>

We should be so lucky!

Sep-11-11
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  Domdaniel: <Shams> -- <Not 'wrong', but neither Exhibit A in the case against Svidler being lazy, either.>

Heh. I did try to makes that case, didn't I? Oh well...

Apparently he wound up in a line he hadn't prepared, reasoned that it was level, and saw no point in trying to win. And considering the way the 2nd game went, it's hard to fault him.

Sep-13-11
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  perfidious: <Domdaniel: <Shams> -- <Not 'wrong', but neither Exhibit A in the case against Svidler being lazy, either.> Heh. I did try to makes that case, didn't I? Oh well...

Apparently he wound up in a line he hadn't prepared, reasoned that it was level, and saw no point in trying to win. And considering the way the 2nd game went, it's hard to fault him....>

He'd likely have regretted it had he not won, but that's another story for another day.

Here's an example of an even stronger player covering up with a quick draw as White when caught out in the opening: Kasparov vs Sosonko, 1982.

<Eric Schiller> didn't have much to say about this hammer-and-tongs affair in his work on GK.

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