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Judit Polgar vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
"Shakh Like a Leaf" (game of the day Aug-31-2007)
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 4, Oct-29
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Karpov Gambit (C80)  ·  1-0

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Jan-04-10  Marmot PFL: <goldfarbdj> Guess just 24 Rxe5 and black will lose Ne6 with check as well - 24...Kxe5 25 Re1+ etc. Good game by Polgar, and I'm sure Mamedyarov has found safer lines to play vs top players.
Jan-05-10  goldfarbdj: Now that I look at it again in light of the previous comment, I see that if 24 ... Kxe5 25 Re1+ black loses the knight on e6 with *mate*, not just check. So black has to play 24 ... c6 or Kd7, and white plays 25 Qxe6+ and then 26 Rxc5.
Jun-22-10  LIFE Master AJ: My old site (Geo-Cities) shut down, my page on the analysis of this game has moved. (See below.)

http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...

Aug-03-10  LIFE Master AJ: This game is also annotated in the book: "50 Essential Chess Lessons," by FM Steve Giddins. (Game # 3.)
Aug-03-10  LIFE Master AJ: 11.Ng5 was played by Karpov against Korchnoi in one of their World Championship matches. (It was a product of Tal's brain, believe it ... or not.)
Apr-30-11  pkkandel: where is <notyetagm>? he used to call Shakhriyar Mamedyarov "king of tactics" but i dont see even a micro element of that in this game.
May-21-11  Whitehat1963: Remains by far the longest game in the Guess-the-Move database's five hardest games. Obviously a complex masterpiece.
Apr-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: < LIFE Master AJ: 11.Ng5 was played by Karpov against Korchnoi in one of their World Championship matches. (It was a product of Tal's brain, believe it ... or not.)> 11.Ng5 was the brainchild of Zaitsev.
Apr-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Great stuff
Aug-17-16  jvitray: In light of 24. Qf3+ Kc4 25. b3# throwing the Queen in the way with 24... Qe4 only prolongs.
Aug-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: Nice tactic, but it's not hard to see what happens when QxKt ;)
Dec-17-16  ACMEKINGKRUSHER: hhhhmmmmm,

Man, Woman, or Child has a GREAT DAY and it is assumed that they are CHEATING???? Not a fan or hater of Polgar! To say she is a CHEAT is so, so, WRONGO!

One of Judit's Sisters SUSAN Polgar does need to learn about FREEDOM & hijabs. WAY to Go US CHESS for their Support!

Aug-03-17  wondairfoul: Why after 11Ng5 Black dont play Qxg5,
much too simple ?
Aug-03-17  Nerwal: <Why after 11Ng5 Black dont play Qxg5, >

11... ♕xg5 was under cloud back then following Kasparov vs Shirov, 2001. Nowadays it's the opposite, 11... ♕xg5 is fine for Black and White avoids the line most of the time.

Aug-03-17  wondairfoul: Nerwal: thanks for these explanations
Aug-06-17  Iwer Sonsch: Doesn't 22.Rxe5 win so much material that it isn't in any way inferior to the game line?
Aug-06-17  Iwer Sonsch: At least, 24.Qf3+ and 25.b3 ends the game.
Aug-13-17  jffun1958: <Iwer Sonsch> if 24. ... Qe4 25. Qxe4+ Kc4 26. Qxe6+ Kd3 27. Red1+ Kc2 28. Qd2#
Oct-05-17  Weeping Warrior: I Managed Somehow To Score A 34.
Mar-05-18
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  Arn Zufeld: Minus this,minus that,minus this,minus that,Id really hate to have you score my tennis match...
Sep-08-18  Caissa04: I scored 61 on guess the move because I remembered the Svidler game that started like this one.
Mar-20-19  chesstauren: Never decline the Karpov gambit!
Apr-02-19  chesstauren: This game is proof that Caissa exists
Sep-15-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Judit Polgar"

Solve for white on move 20.

Text states:20.♗g5+! ♔d7 20...♔e8 21.♘f6+ White wins 20...♘xg5 21.♘xg5 White wins 21.♘c5+ ♗xc5 22.♕f7+ ♔d6 23.♗e7+ ♔d5 23...♔d5 24.♕f3+ ♔c4 25.b3#

Jun-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Black had only spent two minutes through 11..Bxd5?! which greatly surprised Polgar as she had previously looked at the line and considered it to be bad for Black. Black played 14..Kf7? instantly though after Polgar's reply 15 Qf5+! (Black probably expected 15 e6) he was completely lost; 14..Ke7 is the only defense though Black has a tough time in this line as well as shown in Svidler-Anand Dos Hermanas 1999 (Black drew this game only by a miracle).

After this game 11..Bxd5?! has been considered to be close to unplayable.

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