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Judit Polgar vs Garry Kasparov
"For Whom the Belle Rolls" (game of the day Apr-27-2016)
Eurotel Trophy (2002) (rapid), Prague CZE, rd 2, Apr-30
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Novosibirsk Variation (B33)  ·  0-1

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Oct-12-04  Marco65: <acirce> How can that be? Judit is at 9th place in FIDE list (men and women). Is she so strong that she's not interested in that kind of title?
Oct-12-04  acirce: I don't know the exact reason, but she doesn't participate in women-only competitions at all, I think.
Oct-12-04  uzeromay: More importantly, regarding Zsuzsa, alias Susan, Polgar, is that Zsuzsa Polgar is the first woman to have achieved grandmaster status. Prior to this year, when she drew in a match with Karpov, and more recently drew a game with Alburt, Susan has been taking a bit of a hiatus from professional chess while promoting chess education. The Polgar sisters benefited from having a father who had written his PhD on chess pedagogy.
May-13-06  spirit: <bishop> i'm sure judit was surprised by 21...d5 but 18...Bf6 was a preparation for that.Now i think 18...Bf6 aesthetically resembles 24 Re3 in Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 judit might have missed the possibility of 21...d5 because of Rg8 somewhere after 18...Bf6. I think the killer here is 18...Bf6 (as i personally dislike 20 Rf2) just as the killer in the above game is 24 Re3.Their psychological effect is similar...i'm a "polgarnut" though...
Sep-30-06  yudhimaster: Kasparov understimate her for sure, i think its best for him to take 9... Qxe6 its has strong center
Sep-30-06  babywizard: <yudhimaster>9...Qxf6 is bad because after 10.Nd5 the black queen has to retreat back to d8 wasting a tempo. This is opening theory.
Dec-27-06  notyetagm: <patzer2: Kasparov's 21...d5!! is a strong clearance move to set up the amazing pin 22...Bc5!! If 24. Qf1 then 24...Bh3! , with a second pin, is decisive. 24. f1 h3! 25. h1 xf2 [25...Bxg2+?? 26. Rxg2 Qd8 27. Rxg8+ Qxg8 28. Rxa6 ]26. xf2 xg2+ 27. g1 xf3+ 28. f1 h5! 29. b3 [29. Ke1 Rg2 ]29...h3+ 30. e1 g2>

Yes, this is quite an impressive tactical tour de force by Kasparov, and this was a rapid(!) game.

This game so impressed Informant judge GM Larry Christiansen that he voted it the Best Game of the Informant in which it was published.

Dec-27-06  notyetagm: One of my absolute favorite Kasparov games.

Position after 21 ... d5!! 22 ♗xd5 ♗c5!! 23 ♗xa8 ♖g8!:


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Dec-27-06  notyetagm: And like <patzer2> pointed out above, 24 ♕f1 is met by 24 ... ♗h3!


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and White has become a human pin cushion.

Jan-10-07  adviser: Kaspy happily ran away after sweeping away all her pawns. Polgar also played well.
Jan-15-10  shreyaslathi: can some onw wil explain me meaning of kasparaovs 9th move g7 x f6 and polger move 24th k x f2 insted she played ke2 reasons for it
May-01-14  newzild: If this is ever GOTD again, a new pun might be, "For Whom the Belle Rolls". After this, Kasparov had a record of eight wins, three draws and no losses against Polgar in classical chess.
Apr-27-16  7he5haman: <newzild> your pun came true! :-)
Apr-27-16
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  perfidious: <percyblakeney: No, this is Zsuzsa Polgar (or Susan), this is Judit Polgar and the thrid sister is Zsofia Polgar >

For still more chaos, try playing events with all three, as I did twice, long ago.

Got rolled by Susan in one of them on the Black side of a Makogonov KID.

Apr-27-16  morfishine: <newzild> Nice, patience pays off!

<perfidious> Took guts playing KID vs any of the Polgar sisters

Apr-27-16
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  Richard Taylor: I played this game over a couple of months ago and it inspired me to definitely try the Svesnikov in some games. Kasparov and Polgar both miss the best theory and Kasparov was a bit fortunate in some lines but prevailed. It is an interesting game.
Apr-27-16
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  thegoodanarchist: <Richard Taylor: I played this game over a couple of months ago and it inspired me to definitely try the Svesnikov in some games. >

I never new, until today, that Kasparov played the Svesnikov Sicilian. I was glad to see that he won, as it was my pet opening from 2002 up until my last tournament in 2006.

Kramnik played it a lot, with success. I recommend you look at some of his games too.

Apr-27-16  catlover: Maybe 21. Bd5 would have kept things on an even keel.
Apr-27-16
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  kevin86: Judith goes down to defeat...a piece down is too much.
Apr-27-16  newzild: As far as I am aware, this is the first time one of my puns has been chosen for GOTD.
Apr-27-16  alfiere nero: There was a game where Judit won against Kasparov. Maybe someone here knows which one?
Apr-27-16
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  TheFocus: <alfiere nero> Is this the one?

Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002

Apr-27-16  alfiere nero: That must be it. And look at that, it was played that same year!
Apr-27-16  newhampshireboy: It seems to me that ceding the bishop pair to Kasparov is tempting chessical suicide but I am only an amateur so I may be dead wrong. A bishop pair is an incredible weapon especially in the hands of a great player like Kasparov. I am aware that Judit is great as well though!
Apr-28-16
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  perfidious: <morf....Took guts playing KID vs any of the Polgar sisters>

Played it against all and sundry in the first half of the 1990s; was nice to get some higher-level experience that weekend. The day before, Pal Benko hosed me in a Classical line.

Them there Gee Emms is purty dang goot!

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