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Loek van Wely vs Judit Polgar
Hoogovens Blitz (1998) (blitz), Wijk aan Zee NED, Jan-19
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  1-0

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Jul-18-04
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  kevin86: Boy did the pieces fly in this one!! There was even a queen offer-white ended up an exchange plus a few pawns ahead.
Jul-18-04  Troewa: That Queen offer has to be a transcript error. There's no reason for black not to take it.
Jul-19-04
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  chessgames.com: Chessbase has this same odd score.

My guess is that the sequence 30...Rb8 31.Nc7 Rc8 32.Na8 Rxa8 simply never happened; instead 30.Nxa8 Rxa8 as one would expect. But who knows, maybe it wa a bluff that Van Wely managed to pull off in time trouble.

Incidentally, crafty says that 32...Rxc2 is a forced mate for Black.

Apr-17-06
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  kevin86: 32...♖c2 looks good to me What does white have? 33 ♖e8+ ♗f8 and whit's knight and f pawn are en prise.

I'm guessing a typo.

May-15-08
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  ajk68: Is there a preference in the move order at the end?

Why not 55. Rb7+ Kh6 56. g4 Kg5 57. a7 Bxa7 58. Rxa7 etc. ?

Nov-08-09  WhiteRook48: 32 Na8? is weird

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