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Judit Polgar vs Vladimir Kramnik
Hoogovens Group A (1998), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-29
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  0-1

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Jul-20-08
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  plang: Seirawan questions why white can't play 16 b4 at once creating a passed b pawn. 18 Kh1 was new but hardly seems like an improvement over 18 Qe2 or 18 Qd3 which had been played previously and which seem more logical. Kramnik and McDonald were critical of 21 exf as it cedes control of e4 and gives black an open g file; 21 f3 was recommended instead. The pin 29..Bb5 was remarkably effective. 31 Nxf4..Kg8 leaves white no good response to ..a4 while after 31 Rxf4..Rxf4 32 Nxf4..Bxc4 33 bxc..Bxc3 the passed a pawn will cost white a rook. Kramnik recommended 35 h4 preparing g3 (not allowing black to play g5). Polgar still would have had drawing chances after 38 Kg1..Re4 39 Kf2..Kg7. She underestimated Kramnik's pretty combination starting with 38..a4!.
Nov-02-11  DrMAL: <plang: Polgar still would have had drawing chances after 38 Kg1..Re4 39 Kf2..Kg7. She underestimated Kramnik's pretty combination starting with 38..a4!.> Very good post, ending here was mentioned in friend's private site and result is worth sharing. Yes, sometimes endgames have interesting tactics to them, and apparently Judit was not looking for such things, thinking instead about advancing P, principled move. Here are evals before and after 38.h4? one-move loser.

Houdini_20_x64: 36/80 5:13:09 224,744,978,537
-0.39 38.Rd3 Kg7 39.Kg1 Re1+ 40.Kf2 Rh1 41.Kg2
-0.39 38.Kg1 Re1+ 39.Kf2 Rh1 40.h3 Kg7 41.Rd3
-0.49 38.Rf1 Re3 39.h4 Rxb3 40.hxg5 a4 41.Kg1

Houdini_20_x64: 31/73 50:40 38,828,776,871
+2.72 38. ... a4 39.bxa4 Re4 40.Rd3 Rxc4 41.Kh2
+0.22 38. ... Re3 39.Kg2 gxh4 40.Rxf4 h3+ 41.Kh2

40.Kg1 was equivalent alternative to 40.Rd3 in line, play was very accurate until 42.Rd1? maybe Judit was not feeling masochistic enough to maximize agony of totally lost position.

Houdini_20_x64: 24/76 1:04:01 58,148,938,712
+M43 42. ... Rc1+ 43.Kf2 g3+ 44.Rxg3 fxg3+
+M60 42. ... g3 43.Rd1 f3 44.Ne7 f2+ 45.Kf1

Kramnik missed 42...Rc1+ what a dumbass! LOL Maybe he felt confident from his no-loss history with her (true still today).

Jul-27-13  Kramnik59: Isn't: 45.....,Be4! stronger than Kramnik,s 45......,Bb5? I have a feeling that he was under "Zeitnot".
Jul-27-13  Nerwal: <Isn't: 45.....,Be4! stronger than Kramnik,s 45......,Bb5? >

By computer assessment 45... ♗e4 is stronger than 45... ♗b5. But 45... ♗b5 46. ♔g2 ♖c2 47. ♔xg3 ▢ f1=♕ 48. ♖xf1 ♖xf1 reaches an elementary winning position nobody will play at this level, so Kramnik's choice is simpler and quicker (which is what otb players look for usually).

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