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Zsuzsa Polgar vs Endrody
"End of the Road for Endrody" (game of the day Dec-22-2007)
Budapest (1977)
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Parma Defense (B08)  ·  1-0



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Sep-06-03  cheelay: After 21.Rxf6, if Kxf6 then what?

I'm thinking 22.Qh6 threatening both Rf1# and Nh5#. Then I imagine black would play 22...Nxd5 providing an escape square for his king. But after that it gets too muddy for me to tell who's winning.

Is there a more efficient move than 22.Qh6 in this line?

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  crafty: 21...♔xf6 22. ♕h6 ♘g8 23. ♖f1+ ♔e7 24. ♕h4+ f6 25. ♕xh7+   (eval 2.14; depth 13 ply; 1000M nodes)
Sep-07-03  ughaibu: After Kf6 how about Nh5 22.gh5 Rf1 etc?
Apr-15-06  IMDONE4: Susan was only 8 at the time of this game?
Apr-15-06  IMDONE4: I dont think your line works ughaibu... What do you do after 23. ...♔g6 or 23. ...♔g7? I know its several years after you made this post, but could you give me some variations on your line?
Nov-08-06  hamworld: Have you guys read CHESS?
This game was inside this book.
Dec-27-06  Helios727: The final position just has two minors + R vs. 2 Rs. Is it customary to resign in such a position?
Jul-03-07  analysethat: Cheelay, it's actually quite pretty. If 21. -Kxf6 22.Nh5+ gxh5 23. Qh6# And imdone4 says she was only 8 yrs old?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <analysethat> I fail to see how 23.Qh6 is mate. Won't Black simply play 23...Ng6?
Dec-22-07  viceman: after 21.-kxf6 the simple 22.r-f1+ k-g7(forced) 23.q-g5 wins easy.
Dec-22-07  Shinermatt: Why not 13...Qxc4? Because of 14.Rfc1 followed by Rxc7 perhaps?
Dec-22-07  Manic: <viceman> Fritz analyses the position as basically equal after that. See above for the winning line.

<Shinermatt> I think that's right, because then a white rook can probably establish itself along the 7th rank and white will have control of the c file.

Dec-22-07  deadlysin: analysethat u r so wrong? 23.Qh6+(not #) Ng6 and its won for black?
Dec-22-07  dabearsrock1010: <everyone> just see craftys post about what happens upon Kxf6
Dec-22-07  alshatranji: Who is Entrody anyway?
Dec-22-07  D4n: Black should have kept playing...
Dec-22-07  sanyas: Pretty damn good for an eight year old!!
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  patzer2: Susan sacks the exchange with 21. Rxf6!! for a winning pursuit attack. After 21...Kxf6 22. Kh6 Black is caught in White's attacking web. It's not an immediate forced mate, but after 22...Ng8 23. Rf1+ K37 24. Qh4+! Kd6 25. Rxf7 Rd7 26. Qxh7 Rxf7 27. Qxf7 Qe8 28. Qg7 Rc8 29. Qxa7 Black is down too many pawns with a King that is way too exposed -- even if he is still "up the exchange."
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  kevin86: I find a bewitching theme in a game in which a player sacrifices material only to come out AHEAD in material.

As Ms. Polgar was only eight at the time,I see a bit of Tabitha in her.

Dec-22-07  CapablancaFan: 21.Rxf6!! Wow, not an easy move to find. What's so amazing about this, like <patzer2> poined out, it's not for a mating attack, but just to obtain a superior winning position. Not bad for the young Polgar.
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  Honza Cervenka: 21.Rxf6 with idea Kxf6 22.Qh6 reminds a bit famous game Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961
Dec-23-07  avidfan: <patzer2> I think you meant to type 23...Ke7.

Black could not take d5-pawn by 25...Rxd5 since 26.Bf3 catches 2 rooks on the h1-a8 diagonal so maybe

25...Rac8 26.Rxd4 and the White pawn d5 may be escorted to promotion with the help of two minor pieces and king if needed. Meanwhile Black plays 26...Rc2 to harass White's pawns and limit the king to the first rank. An interesting endgame results with ♖+♘+♗+ passed ♙ vs ♖+♖.

27.d6 Rxb2 28.Bc4+ ...

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