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Zsuzsa Polgar vs Emil Ivanov
Varna (1981)
Benko Gambit: Declined. Bishop Attack (A57)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-04  vishyanand: polgar uses the pawn on the d-file for excellent positional victory
Mar-17-04  caballos2: A nice way to deny black the counterplay he gets for the pawn sacrifice in the benko gambit: simply don't accept it! :-)
Jun-30-08  notyetagm: White to play: 13 ?

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Black has just played the blunder 12 ... ♗c8-b7??, putting the light-squared bishop on a square (b7-square) where it is <UNDEFENDED> and easily attackable down the b-file.

Polgar sees that she can play ♕c2-b3 with a <DOUBLE ATTACK> on the <UNDEFENDED> Black b7-bishop and the <LOOSE> Black f7-pawn,square next to the Black e8-king.

So she plays 13 ♗c4xf7+!, to <DECOY (DRAG)> the Black e8-king to f7 for the <QUEEN FORK> 14 ♕c2-b3+.

Position after 13 ♗c4xf7+!

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(VAR) Position after 13 ... ♔e8x♗f7 14 ♕c2-b3+ <queen fork>

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Mar-25-09  Thickasabrick31: Why doesn't Ivanov play 14. ... Bxg2 ?
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  vonKrolock: <Why doesn't Ivanov play 14. ... Bxg2 ?> What about 15.♕e6+ ♔d8 16.dxe7+ ♗xe7 17.0-0-0! (Δ a. o. ♘b3 or ♘c4), and now 17...♕c7 (to cover also d7) 18.♘c4+ ♘d7 19,♘xe5 etc note: C- (I'm not using a chess software - feel free for computer checking)
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