Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Lev Polugaevsky vs Gyula Sax
Biel Interzonal (1985), Biel SUI, rd 12, Jul-16
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 6 more Polugaevsky/Sax games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: 46.Ra7?? - Ouch, what a terrible blunder!
Jun-26-06  WMD: Was this in the Interzonal?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Honza> I was going to recommend 46.♖f1 with the idea of 47.f3 but 46...♕f3 or h3 is hard to meet. How is White going to stop 46...♕f3 anyway? Is White lost before 46.♖a7?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <Benzol> Well, that's not easy to eliminate black's threats on light squares but if there is not anything better, white still can play 46.e4 Bxe4 47.Re1 Bd5 48.Qe2 after which I don't see any direct win for black although after 48...b4 white should be still very careful. Maybe 46.e4 Bxe4 47.Re1 Bd5 48.Qa3 covering f3 directly and h3 indirectly (48...Qh3 49.Qd3+ and 50.Qxd5) is even better. But I can be missing something here as I did not check these lines with any engine.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <Maybe 46.e4 Bxe4 47.Re1 Bd5 48.Qa3 covering f3 directly and h3 indirectly (48...Qh3 49.Qd3+ and 50.Qxd5) is even better.> Well, it is not better as after 48...b4! white cannot play 49.Qxb4 for 49...Qh3
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Thanks <Honza>.


Jun-27-06  mack: <WMD> Definitely the Interzonal - Mark Weeks has the same game. For those interested the final standings were:

1.Vaganian (12.5/17pts)
2.Seirawan (11.5)
3.Sokolov (11)
4.Short (10.5)
5.Van Der Wiel (10.5)
6.Torre (10.5)
7.Polugaevsky (9.5)
8.Ljubojevic (9.5)
9.Andersson (9.5)
10.Rodriguez (8)
11.Sax (8)
12.Jansa (7.5)
13.Quinteros (7.5)
14.Petursson (7)
15.Gutman (6.5)
16.Zunian (6)
17.Partos (4)
18.Gonzalez (3.5)

(Places 4-6, 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 decided on tiebreaks.)

Ah, how I long for a good Interzonal again.

Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: I shudder to think how Vaganian faired at the Candidates despite such an impressive win at the Interzonal.

<Ah, how I long for a good Interzonal again.> I hear you, mate!

Jun-23-20  Retireborn: As well as the blunder at the end, Polu also misses a snap mate with 36.Ra8+ Kh7 37.Rh8+ Kxg6 38.Qg4#

Had he won this game instead of losing it, he might still have qualified for the candidates again.

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Retireborn>, Polugaevsky might have had a shot despite this game if he had not also thrown away a perfectly good position in Polugaevsky vs Quinteros, 1985, played two rounds later.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Queen's Indian Defence, Petrosian Variation
by Zugged
Biel Interzonal 1985
by Tabanus
Queen's Indian Defence, Petrosian Variation
by KingG
QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attack (E12) 0-1 Blunder
from Bogo's Buddies Hang Out w/Fredthebear's Friends by fredthebear
Round Twelve, Game #104
from Biel Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC