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Judit Polgar vs Boris Spassky
Polgar - Spassky (1993), Budapest HUN, rd 4, Feb-04
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  1-0



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Dec-13-02  PVS: According to the database Spassky was +3=7-1 (to Karpov, the same game is in there three times) playing this line entering this contest.
Feb-27-04  MVChesser25: On move 9 wouldn't Na5 10.Bxd7 Qxd7 11. Bg4 Nc4 correct me if I'm wrong but that would be better for black.
Feb-27-04  drukenknight: yeah either that or try looking about 50 moves later in the game and see if you can draw.
Feb-27-04  Brian Watson: 9..Na5 10.Ne2, threatening 11.b4
Feb-27-04  fred lennox: I'd say 30...Rxa5 was a mistake...bxa5 looks better. With whites spacial advantage it's in blacks interest to exchange and the pinned Knight could give white a tempo.
Feb-27-04  drukenknight: Are you really sure white has a spatial advantage at that pt? I see a white pawn on d5 but I see a black pawn on f4. What do YOU see?
Feb-27-04  fred lennox: It is more accurate to say, as you pointed out, white has more space on the queenside, black on the kingside. Instead of black putting pieces on the kingside his Knights block the major pieces from going there. Instead of cat and mouse tatics black could of prepare for...h5 around move 25 better. No?
Feb-27-04  drukenknight: I think its fine either way, sometimes we spend too much time on analyzing positions that are pretty much dead even. I like your 30...bxa5 but Polgar can sack the N on d6 trade the Q for 2 R and go on the attack.

Still probably a draw.

But lets move to the end of the game? Isnt this where Boris messed up?

Feb-27-04  fred lennox: 30...bxa5 31 Nxd6...Nxd6, three pieces are protecting Rb8. With move 46 whites knights are powerfully placed. I think from from that point Polgar forces the issue very nicely.
Aug-22-19  Lander: Visto el desenlace de la partida 48.... h4 es mejor.el rey blanco no tendrĂ­a el escape de h3.Eso si no lo tengo analizado es a bote pronto.

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