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Judit Polgar vs Lev Gutman
SWIFT tournament (1987), Bruxelles, rd 3
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation General (B83)  ·  1-0



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Oct-01-05  gomickeylol: It takes good JUDITial powers to make that kind of move. Sorry, had to drop that pun somewhere :)
Oct-02-05  DutchDunce: Har. :P
Sep-15-08  Cactus: A better pun would be simply "Gutted". :)
Aug-04-13  rogl: This is Judit's first gm-scalp according to Wiki. In a recent appearance on a Swedish talk show she claims that the first gm she beat(not naming him) was so upset so that he banged his head against a wall. I guess it safe to say he really was Gutted.
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  HeMateMe: Nicht Gut!
May-04-15  john barleycorn: Mann-o-Mann, Gutman !
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  Honza Cervenka: After 27...Qb6+ 28.Kh1 Ke8 with next 29...Kd7 black consolidates the position and with two minor pieces for Rook and Pawn he has clear advantage.
May-05-22  goodevans: <29...Qb6+ 30.Kh1 Qf2> is also clearly good for Black but <30.Kf1 Qe3 31.Re1 Qd2 32.g3> is very complicated.

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Against <32...Nd5 33.Bh7> SF gives <33...Bc5> as a win for Black. Got to be brave to play that though!

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  sleepyirv: <Gut Punch>
May-05-22  ragtag: <rogl: the GM was so upset so that he banged his head against a wall.> I have heard from a reliable source that 35 years later he still behaves like that in defeats, only that he insults his opposite in Russian in the worst way. <Gutter Lev>
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  Messiah: Yesterday I talked with Judit and she confirmed that it was definitely Gutman who banged his head, but not against a wall, against the frame of a door instead, after this game, while walking towards an elevator.
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  fredthebear: Was the door frame O.K.?
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  Messiah: <fredthebear: Was the door frame O.K.?>

We can only hope. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Nov-17-22  stone free or die: <Messiah: <fredthebear: Was the door frame O.K.?> We can only hope. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™>

The door was wide open for this <CG> humor - but it seems a bit unfair to Gutman, even if true.

But is it?

Judit can be heard here (~17:50) actually discussing it herself.

(BBC "The Conversation" - Polgar and Hou from 2018-07-02)

Remember she's just 11 yo, and got the story second-hand (hearsay evidence). And the way she told it the GM was banging his head against an elevator door.

But she recalls these details about the game,

<"It was a very complicated game, er ..., it was very tactical, very complex, it was more than 40 moves, it took more than four hours ...">

So the story is a bit foggy, understandable since so long ago.

And it changed quite a bit too, if <Messiah> is to be believed.

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  fredthebear: Always. Honest people get suspended for complaining about sock puppets because sock puppets have corrupt friends.
Nov-18-22  stone free or die: At it again <fred>?

Guess you don't have much else to contribute...

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  moronovich: Some people canΒ΄t help but embearass themselves.

Next is running to Peterepete.

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