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Sofia Polgar vs K Smart
"Get Smart" (game of the day Sep-20-2011)
Val Maubuee op (1988)
King's Gambit: Declined. Keene Defense (C30)  ·  1-0



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Dec-19-10  TheBish: Man is Smart, but woman is smarter! (Assuming K Smart is a man.)
Sep-20-11  fanofchess82: Wow, Kings gambit at this level. The most romantic of all openings. I am a huge fan of Kings Gambit !! Nice game.
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  perfidious: <fanofchess82> Sofia and younger sister Judit played it all the time back then, unlike big sister Susan.
Sep-20-11  rilkefan: Why 26.g4 and not Rxh6? Oh, ...Nf5 forks the rook and e3.
Sep-20-11  APatzer: Zsofia got smart !
Sep-20-11  sfm: <TheBish: Man is Smart, but woman is smarter!> You stole my comment!
That should have been the pun.
Enjoy "Man Smart, Woman Smarter"

<al wazir: Why not 48. d8=Q ?> That is indeed a very good question.

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  FSR: Not a particularly thrilling game IMO. I'd make a lot of games, including at least two of mine, GOTD before this one. And for heaven's sake, make Beliavsky vs Christiansen, 1987, perhaps the greatest swindle ever (and far superior to Evans-Reshevsky), GOTD already.
Sep-20-11  sfm: <FSR: Not a particularly thrilling game > Y'kno', there's a priority towards the pun! ;-)

<Beliavsky vs Christiansen, 1987> That is truly a terrific one. Maybe Christiansen is Marshall's reinkarnation.

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  FSR: <sfm> Oh, there are plenty of better puns too. Like Short vs A A Lopez, 2008 (Short Lopez) and Chandler vs V Wolf, 1985 (Hungary Like V. Wolf).
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  kevin86: It looks like Zsofia 86-ed Smart. It shows that connectors are much better than two unconnected passed pawns.
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  Domdaniel: This ends 50 moves too early. The real Maxwell Smart would have held out for 99.
Sep-20-11  ounos: I'm sure Zsofia felt that Black was "lucky", that he (she?) didn't collapse in move 25 (due to the Nf5-Ne3+ trick)
Sep-20-11  SirChrislov: She was 14 at the time. Every time I hear Sofia Polgar, It makes me think "The sac of Rome"
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  erniecohen: This isn't really much of a game; Black just misplays the ending, giving up a critical tempo with 44... ♖g8. 44...h5 holds (45. ♔d4 ♖g8, or 45. ♔e6 ♖h8).
Sep-20-11  SirChrislov: <FSR>, <erniecohen>

Give her a break, she was only 14.

Jun-13-12  optimal play: Towards the end of this game the following conversation was overheard between the players:-

<Smart>: Well Miss Polgar, you may think you've got me, but I can tell you that I have calculated a brilliant combination that will checkmate your King in the next ten moves. Would you believe it? Ten brilliant moves and you will be checkmated!

<Polgar>: I find that hard to believe Mr Smart.

<Smart>: Would you believe five sensible moves and we call it a draw?

<Polgar>: I don't think so.

<Smart>: How about two moves then I go away and practice my endgame technique?

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