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Sofia Polgar vs Joshua Waitzkin
Bermuda-A (1995), rd 7
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C32)  ·  0-1



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Jun-15-04  Whitehat1963: A throwback to an earlier century.
Dec-24-04  Knight13: Good attacks, Joshua. You gotta be proud of your self beating Zsofia Polgar!
May-15-05  black knight c6: I'd say that was mediocre play by josh after he got the queen. was it really that hard to trade off to Q vs R?
Jun-14-05  Knight13: Man. Both players kept playing in-between moves. It's pretty interesting. Good game!
Aug-25-05  turkishgrandmaster: Waitzkin 's endgame knowlegde has won the game
Feb-08-07  I3illieJoe: I always thought Waitzkin was overated...
Feb-08-07  jtd200: "I always though Waitzkin was overated..."

I really haven't heard anyone ever talk about him... There was a movie about him, but that was justifiable; he was a prodigy. He never became anything spectacular in his later years, though, and noone really disputes that.

Feb-08-07  jtd200: Really, though, although she was very young, this game falls under that borderline "disrespect" category, with no resignation after such a drastic material difference without positional compensation...
Feb-08-07  CoryLetain: I'm less impressed with Zsofia's game here.
Jul-01-09  WhiteRook48: 41...Qxb7 and 63...Rxc3 were strange ending sacs
Jul-01-09  Knight13: <He never became anything spectacular in his later years, though, and noone really disputes that.> Waitzkin himself justified that with the argument that he was receiving too much media and pressure to "have to win." He said he couldn't really focus and develop his game under it, so he gave up. He couldn't simply enjoy chess because of his father.
Oct-12-11  silencieux: The pressure after the Hollywood movie 'Searching for Bobby Fischer'(adapted from the book of his father) had a negative impact on him but later he discovered Tai Chi. Then he became a worldclass champion of Push Hands Kung Fu. I warmly recommend his book 'The Art of Learning'. It's about chess, martial art, Life and it's really wellwritten :)
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  HeMateMe: How many types of Kung Fu are there?
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  SpaceRunner: I strongly recommend the tutorial Waitzkin made for Chessmaster. It is brilliant and a good tool for the average Club-player! Much more interesting than learning from books! After the tutorial I immediately profited from the training and scored points against opposition I've been loosing to for two decades!! Also my appreciation for the game of chess have increased tremendously...This message is the proof !
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  technical draw: <HeMateMe>< How many types of Kung Fu are there?>

It took me 7 years to come up with weak joke: I don't know. I'm Kung Fused. Let the tomatoes fly!

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