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Judit Polgar vs Nigel Short
Dortmund Sparkassen (1997), Dortmund GER, rd 3, Jul-06
Sicilian Defense: Kveinis Variation (B40)  ·  1-0



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Jul-30-05  deadparrot: Strong attack by Judith Polgar, beginning with the offensive pawn sacrifice 10.g4! After 14.f4, Short never finds a way out of his cramped position. The decisive final mistake seems to be 31. ...Qc7, where 31. ...Qb8!? might have offered some chances to survive longer.
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  plang: Very nice attacking game by Polgar. This is a peculiar line. If 5 Nc3..Bc5 6 Na4..Qa5+ 7 c3..Bd4 8 Qd4..Nf6
9 f3..Nc6 10 Qd1..d5 is good for black.
As played, white gets a very healthy initiative. Short probably had better defensive chances with 20..Nf6; covering e4. Seirawan felt that 22 Bc4 would have been stronger; avoiding Short's piece sacrifice 22..Ne5!? Seirawan recommended 24..Qg7 preparing ..b4 and ..e5. 27 Rf6 was very clever; blockading the pawns since 27..Nd7 could be answered by 28 Rf7. Fritz pointed out a forced mate in 8 starting with 33 Rgg6 but, by that point, the position was hopeless for black.
Apr-24-15  ToTheDeath: Great attack. Short's piece sac seems like desperation already.
May-26-19  scholes: This game features in Mathew Sadler book as example of Alphazero attacking style. He says 22 Nf5 would have won faster.
May-27-19  Granny O Doul: 22. Nf5 probably is faster but after ...ef 23. Nxd5 Qd8, be sure to play 24. Bxc4 and not 24. Nf6+ Qxf6!
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  FSR: Honest Girl.
Nov-27-21  Murky: Polgar's 21. e5 is a mistake. Much better was 21. f5 with the threat of 22. f6 and mate on g7. 21... Qe7 appears to be the only defense, but that fails to 22. Bxc4 bxc4 23. Rf3. Now there is no way to stop f5-f6 without catastrophic loss of material.
Nov-28-21  andrewjsacks: Tal-like game by Judit.

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