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Zsuzsa Polgar vs Efim Geller
Women-Veterans (1992), Aruba, rd 3, Aug-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37)  ·  1-0



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Jul-20-03  ughaibu: Geller gets careless with his queen.
Aug-02-03  Bionic Brain: Now thats taking the Queens Gambit too literally if you ask me.
Aug-02-03  Benjamin Lau: <Bionic Brain>

Did you get that joke from me? ;-) That's almost the way I phrased it in my collection.

Aug-07-03  apple head:

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Aug-07-03  patzer2: Perhaps a deeper move than 20. Nd4, winning Geller's trapped Queen, was Polgar's 19. Be5!

After 19. Be5! Nxe5 20. Nxe5 Qc7 21. Qxh5 g6 22. Qh3 Qxe5 23. Nb6 Qxb2 24. Nxa8 Rxa8 wins the exchange for a decisive white advantage. Other attempts at making an escape for the queen after 19. Be5 also give white a strong initiative. Note also how Polgar avoids 19. Nd4, as it is premature and only leads to a level position after the exchanges.

Aug-11-03  apple head: note polgar was white
Aug-11-03  mandar: Was the Queen give up necessary for Geller? I think it wasn't.But I am a amature Can Anyone help me??
Aug-11-03  Benjamin Lau: <Was the Queen give up necessary for Geller? I think it wasn't.But I am a amature Can Anyone help me?? >

Yes, it is completely forced. There is no escape.

If 20...Qc7, then 21 Bxc7
If it stays where it is, then Nxc6
If 20...Qc5, then 21 Nxc5
If 20...Qc4, then Bxc4
If 20...Qc3, then Nxc3
If 20...Qc2, then Nxc2
If 20...Qc1, then Rdxc1
If 20...Qb6, then axb6
If 20...Qd6, then Bxd6
If 20...Qb6, then Nxb5
If 20...Qxa4, then Rxa4
If 20...Qd5, then exd5
If 20...Qxe4, then Bxe4

That should be about it.

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  InspiredByMorphy: Black could have played 18. ...Nf8 giving the queen an escape route.
Jul-01-05  Whitehat1963: I'm crazy, but how about continuing on with 23...Bg5?
Jul-01-05  aw1988: Bg5 Qb6
Jul-01-05  Whitehat1963: 23...Bg5 24. Qb6, Bxc6. Then what?
Jul-01-05  notsodeepthought: After 23 ... Bg5, probably just 24 Nd4. The pin looks dangerous but the discovered attack does not seem to work - 24 ... Ng2 25 Q:g5; 24 ... Nh3+ 25 Q:h3; or 24 ... B:g2 25 R:d3. And white, in addition to her large material advantage, has threats such as 25 Nb6, 25 R:d3, etc.
Jul-01-05  aw1988: Oops.
Jul-02-05  Whitehat1963: O.K., what about walking into a possible fork via 23...Bh4? Does that give black any possibilities?
May-13-07  Manic: After 23...Bh4 doesn't 24.g3 win?
Dec-21-08  WhiteRook48: The Real Queen's Gambit.
1. d4 d5 2. c4
Geller: "That's not the Queen's Gambit, this is!" (Gives up queen)
Dec-21-08  Silverstrike: <Whiterook48> Haha!
Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: Or, something similar:
1. e4 e5 2. f4.
White: "This is the king's gambit."
Black: "How can that be the king's gambit. You're not giving up the King. Okay, everyone, this is the king's gambit." 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5
White: That's the scandinavian defense.
3. Ke2 Qe4#
Feb-28-09  WhiteRook48: what do they call this? A helpqueentrap?
Jun-21-11  dull2vivid: Blacks horrible move was Nh5. Gets careless with the knight, is more accurate to say than "with the queen."
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  fredthebear: Polgar caught Geller a year later at the same event:

Zsuzsa Polgar vs Geller, 1993

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