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Anatoly Karpov vs Judit Polgar
Linares (2001), Linares ESP, rd 8, Mar-04
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12)  ·  1-0



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Sep-30-02  skakmiv: why not 9...Bd6?!
Sep-30-02  bishop: Most grandmasters will not give up a Bishop for a Knight unless they get something in return. Here is how Capablanca put it in his book "A Primer of Chess".

"For all general theoretical purposes the Bishop and the Knight have to be considered as of the same value, though it is my opinion that the Bishop will prove the more valuable piece in most cases; and it is well known that two Bishops are almost always better than two Knights".

Oct-05-02  drukenknight: I think "Bishop" is biased against horses:)

Hey what about 15...Rxe2+ 16 Bxe2 Bxb1 17 Nxa7 Ra8 18 Nb6 Rc8

the way judit plays it, she's down by 3 connected pawns, this way, she's still down one but also threatens check on c1 which should be interesting.

Apr-15-14  Zuainedison: 24 Kc1!! Cold blood
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  plang: Played at Linares 2001 which was a 6 player double round robin won by Kasparov at +5; the other 5 players tied for 2nd at -1 a full 3 points behind. 9..0-0!? is an interesting pawn sacrifice that had been played several times previously. In Bacrot-Gershon Linares Open 2001 Black had played 16..Ra8 and White had gone on to win; 16..Bg6 was new. 15..Bt6 16 e4..h6 17 Bd3 would have been good for White. Instead of Polgar's 18..Rxd4 karpov thought that Black would have had better drawing chances after 18..h6 19 Nh3..Rxd4 20 Nf4..Rdd2 21 Nd3..Rc2 22 Rc1..Ne3 23 Rxc2..Rxc2 24 Rg1..Nc4 25 Nb4..Rc1+ 26 Kf2..Nxb2 27 Be2..Rc5 28 Rb1..Na4 29 Rd1..Nc3 30 Rd8+..Kh7 31 Nac6 with some advantage to White. With the line Black chose Polgar may have underestimated 21 Rd1! exchanging a pair of rooks. With 28 Nc3 the rook was finally expelled from the second rank. There was no reason not to take the pawn with 35 Nxe6. 39 g3? further complicated White's task weakening f3. 59..Nf3? was an error; better was 59..e5 60 Rh5..Nec4 61 Rh6+..Kf5. The final error was 61..Nd5? leaving Black with a losing position; better was 61..Kg7 62 Nf4..Ra8 63 Ng5..Rxa4+ 64 Kh3..Rc4 65 Ngxe6+..Kf7 66 Nd5..Kxe6 67 Nxe3..Nd2+ 68 Kb2..Re4 69 Nd5..Nf1 70 Nf4+..Kf6 71 Rg5..Nxg3 72 Rxg4..Kf7 and Black will likely hold.

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