Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Chessgames premium membership fee will increase to $39 per year effective June 15, 2023. Enroll Now!

Anatoly Karpov vs Judit Polgar
London Match (1999), London, England
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 60 more Karpov/Polgar games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can make these tips go away by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Simply check the option "Don't show random tips on game pages." and click the Update Profile button at the bottom.

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
  lostemperor: This was the fascinating draw between Karpov and Polgar, I did not find because it was played in Holland (for the record Again a proof that Fischer's crap of giving a knightodd to women can be thrown in the trashcan. Here the woman "gave" two pieces and almost won! Judith first blundered a piece and then sacrifice another to make up for it;). It was Karpov sublime intuition (in time trouble) that with two pieces up he wisely went for the draw <24. c7!>. If <24. Qa1 Rb3 25. Bd3 Rc3+ 26. Bc2 Rxa3 27. Qb2 Ra2 28. Qb3> (Qxa2 probably better) <c4! 29. Qxa2> (Qxc4? Qa3! 30. Kd2 Qe3 mate) <Qxa2 30. Rd7> (Rhe1? Qa1!) <c3> black has the better chances.
Jun-06-03  refutor: is this E20? 4.Qc2 would lead me to believe it should be classified otherwise
Premium Chessgames Member Ah, I see the problem. We processed a batch of PGN files some time back without running our special ECO-fixing utility. Should be correct now. Thanks.
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: Instead of 22...Qa5 there was an (equally good) alternative 22 ... Ba4.

But this is what Judit had in mind when playing the stunning 22 ... Qa5! 23. dxc6 Rb8 24. Qa1 Rb3 25. Bd3 c4!! (noone, including Fritz, in the pressroom has seen this move, they looked at other moves which are inconclusive) 26. Bc2 Rxa3 27 Qd4 (Qb2 c3) Rb8 28. Bb1 Rxb1! 29. Kxb1 Rb3+ 30. Qb2 Qc3 31. Qxb3 Qxb3 32. Kc1 c3 and black wins.

Nov-13-10  BISHOP TAL: Lostemperor,There was no female player of Judit Polgars caliber when Fischer said that. I think Tal said it best Fischer is Fischer and a knight is a Knight

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.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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?]
Or perhaps two pieces?
from The Polgar sisters. by lostemperor
What do you do when you blunder away a piece? Sac another one!
from Funny games by Benjamin Lau
Judit the Chess Queen
by Minor Piece Activity
London Match 1999
from Zsuzsa (Susan), Zsofia, and Judit Polgar by wanabe2000
karpov polgar 1/2
from NIMZO INDIAN DEFENSE by gambitfan
zumakal blunders archivadas3
by zumakal
by rodrigochaves
London Match 1999
from Polgars Powers Originally Compiled by wanabe2000 by fredthebear
London Match 1999
from Polgar Power Originally Compiled by wanabe2000 by Patca63
London Match 1999
from Polgar Power Originally Compiled by wanabe2000 by rpn4

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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC