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Judit Polgar vs Garry Kasparov
"The Late Knight Show" (game of the day Aug-25-2015)
Dos Hermanas (1996), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 7, May-29
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  0-1

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Dec-25-07  mistreaver: Tibor Karoly in his book "Kasparov fightning's chess" says Kaspy missed 1 win along the way, but he doesn't give the whole game. Can some1 help where exactly Kaspy could win before entering the endgame.

Jul-26-08  4tmac: 79. R-f1+ draws. All other moves lose. Thereafter, the game is lost. Great technique from Kasparov after Judit allowed Garry the slightest chance.
Sep-03-08  Whitehat1963: Okay, I'll ask the question again: What on earth is 50. Nxa5 all about? Is that a misprint? Why not 50. Nxd4????
Sep-04-08
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  norami: <Whitehat1963> Maybe she thought 50. Nxa5 would lead to a RNvR endgame that was an easier draw than the pawn down endgame after 50. Nxd4.
Sep-12-08  michaelkrink: 50 Rc4!?
Sep-17-08  einneu: Kasparov seems to ignore the basic winning plan in such cases.82...Rd6 83.Kg8 Ng5 84.Kf8 Re6 85.Rb8 Nh7+ 86.Kg8 Re7 0-1.Of course he would discover it on board if needed.After 79.Ra1? white is lost.Correct would be 79.Rf1+ Nf5 80.Rf2 Rd4 81.Kg8=. The difference with the game continuation is that after 79.Rf1+ Nf5 80.Rf2 Kg6 81.Rg2+ Kf7 the black rook can not attack from the "h" file so white can simply play 82.Rf2= instead of locking her rook in the 8th file.
Aug-31-09  TheMacMan: kasparov should have accepted if not first then at least her second offer for a draw, jerk move
Jul-04-10  Whitehat1963: Why is it a "jerk move" <TheMacMan>? He did end up winning, didn't he? Isn't that the point of playing?
Jul-04-10  zanshin: <Whitehat1963: Okay, I'll ask the question again: What on earth is 50. Nxa5 all about? Is that a misprint? Why not 50. Nxd4????>

Rybka 4 seems to agree:


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[-0.87] d=21 50.Nxa5 Kxa5 51.Rc5+ Kb6 52.Re5 Kc7 53.Kg3 Rh1 54.Kg2 Kd6 55.Ra5 Nc6 56.Rg5 Rh4 57.Kg3 Ra4 58.Rxh5 Ne5 59.Kf2 Ke6 60.Ke3 Kd5 61.Kd2 Rxa3 62.Rh8 (0:04:27) 5955kN

If <50.Nxd4>:

[-1.85] d=22 50...Rxd4 51.Rf3 Kb5 52.Kf2 Kc4 53.Ke2 h4 54.Re3 a4 55.Rh3 Re4+ 56.Kf3 Kd3 57.Kf2+ Kc2 58.Rh1 Rd4 (0:01:47) 3843kN

Nov-19-12  vinidivici: Kasparov has done the perfect endgames measured by human skill.

And too bad for Polgar, knight vs rook + knight should end DRAW with just a little bit difficulty,

Anyway, this game deserves a GOTD!!

Aug-19-13  notyetagm: Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996

<efused: Yes, it's a text book draw.

Judit sacrificed her piece in order to get into that ending, back then. But Kasparov kept on poking her and she eventually stumbled into the mate.

As she started to lose the thread in that game, she switched her seating position on the chair to cross-legged (tailor fashion thing), in the final position, she took a few sad moments to look at her position on the demonstration board before she resigned.>

Feb-26-14  Hime: What is the answer to 91. Rf8?
Feb-26-14  barryh1976: 91...Kg6 92. Rg8+ Kf7 93. Kh7 then knight forks or 93. Rook down followed by discovered check with mate to follow.
Feb-26-14  ChemMac: Why not 65. Ra6+? Keep checking until e.g. the N interposes, then get that King away from the edges of the board. Just common sense.
Nov-17-14  Ke2: for those criticizing magnus today, this game is worth a look. it's a bit different because judit's king was less active. according to the tablebase, 79. Ra1 loses, 79. Rf1+ draws.
Aug-25-15
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  Penguincw: Hehe, not a bad pun. I have to say though, I thought this was the longest RN vs. R ending (say what) out there that ended in a win, but that's obviously not true. Just last year in the WCC a game lasted 120+ moves with this ending. The longest ending of this type would be this: V Neverov vs S Bogdanovich, 2013 (210 moves).
Aug-25-15
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  HeMateMe: great pun. I thought this was going to be the game where Kaspy touched a Knight, but then didn't move it, because it would lead to a lost position?
Aug-25-15  RookFile: Tough game. Nothing to talk about if Polgar could have gotten her king more towards the center at the end. Kasparov wouldn't let her and kept making dangerous threats.
Aug-25-15  Naugh: <psmith> That move would be illegal, because Kasparove would check himself with the White queen.
Aug-25-15  morfishine: I agree with <ChemMac>
Aug-25-15
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  thegoodanarchist: thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: great pun. I thought this was going to be the game where Kaspy touched a Knight, but then didn't move it, because it would lead to a lost position?>

Well, first of all, IIRC Kasparov <did> move the knight in that famous game. He just changed the destination of the knight, but still moved the piece because he had to, by the rules of the game.

Secondly, that has already been GOTD before:

Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1994

Aug-25-15
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  HeMateMe: no, I believe he also put the Knight down on a square that leads to a lost position, then quickly grabbed the piece and put it on the correct square. That's cheating.
Aug-25-15
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  kevin86: White must have expired on time...the game is not won as pictured!
Aug-25-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: no, I believe he also put the Knight down on a square that leads to a lost position,>

<<HeMateMe: ... I thought this was going to be the game where Kaspy touched a Knight, but then didn't move it>

Uh, you do realize you are contradicting yourself? I am not sure which of your two statements you adhere to - could you clarify your thoughts?

Aug-25-15  5hrsolver: Gotta love the winning idea at the end.
91.Rf8 Kg6 92.Rg8+ Kf7 93.Rg4 (or Kh7) then 93..Nf6

If 92.Kg8 then Nf6+ mates next move.

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