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Anatoly Karpov vs Judit Polgar
Melody Amber Rapid (1992) (rapid), Roquebrune-Cap-Martin FRA, rd 11, Feb-06
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-21-05  THE pawn: Wasn't 36. Kh8 a blunder? she lost her rook and her king was stock ( the finish came soon, where her king couldn't escape the double rook mate)
Mar-21-05  csmath: The game was over long before that.
It is interesting how Karpov choses inferior opening but the one where the main play will be between minor pieces. He did not play very good but Judit was completely without a compass and Karpov just simply easily outplayed her.
Mar-22-05  Boomie: Perhaps her main mistake here was being only 16 years old.
Mar-22-05  WillC21: Perhaps Boomy. Perhaps.
Mar-01-10  IraGraves: <THE pawn: Wasn't 36. Kh8 a blunder?> No, the only other legal move would have lost the rook as well. And in addition, there is no way to stop the h-pawn from queening after simply 36. ... Kf8 37. Nxd5 Rxd5 38. Ra8+ 39. Ke7 h7.

So 36. ... Kh8 was best.

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