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Judit Polgar vs Teimour Radjabov
Enghien-les-Bains (2003), France, rd 8, Jun-21
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Novosibirsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0



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Dec-20-03  patzer2: Polgar wins a well played game on her part against Radjabov in this Sveshnikov (Lasker-Pelikan) Sicilian, demonstrating White's solid potential in the 7. Bg5 line. Radjabov gets a satisfactory position out of the opening, but he pushes too hard attacking the White King. And he soon finds himself outplayed by Polgar who defends precisely, takes back the initiative and wins a pawn which enables her to find a winning combination.

In the final position, Radjabov resigns as he is faced with losing to two amusing possibilities. If 46...Qg6, then 47. Qxg6 Kxg6 48. Rd8! wins. And if 46...Rf6, then 47. c8Q! wins.

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  paulalbert: Against Qg6 isn't Rd6 pinning the Queen also a straightforward win, or am I missing something?
Dec-20-03  euripides: Yes, 46...Qg6 47 Rd6 seems to win. I'm not so sure about 47 Qxg6 Kxg6 48 Rd8 Kg7 when I think White loses the c pawn.
Dec-20-03  patzer2: <paulalbert/euripides> If 46...Qg6, then <euripides> suggestion 47. Rd6! pinning the queen is best. I overlooked the possibility of 48...Kg7! in this sequence, after which 49. Rd7+ Rf7 50. Rxf7+ Kxf7 51. Ra1 a4 52. Rxa4 Rxc7 looks like a draw (though White has some slim chances for a win with the extra pawn). Thanks for the correction. Good catch!
Aug-19-08  PinnedPiece: Guess the move score = 81 par 68

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Black certainly had some counter chances but backed off...that pawn threat became enormous.

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