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Zsuzsa Polgar vs Ildiko Madl
36th Olympiad, Women (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 12, Oct-27
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Pin Defense (D12)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: Zsuzsa Polgar's 29. Qh5! is a great example of undermining an overworked piece. Black's Queen cannot protect itself, the isolated pawn and the Knight, and so is forced into a lost position with 29...Qxh5 30. Rxh5 (where the Knight is now overworked).

The followup 31. Rh7! is also impressive, creating a series of pins to forces the win of a piece. In the final position, White wins after 35...Bf8 36. Rh8! Rc8 37. Rxf8 Ng6 38. Bc6+ Kb8 39. Rxc8+ Kxc8 40. Bxd5 .

Jan-05-05  micsee: Susan Polgar provides annotation for this game in her January 5th Column for
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  tamar: The link has changed and is now in the archived section. This was the match USA versus Hungary, where she was matched against her former team-mate Madl.
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  wordfunph: game sidelight..

2004 Calvia Chess Olympiad: GM Susan Polgar received death threats at the start of the Olympiad for her not to play against Hungary. She played and won against former Hungarian Olympiad teammate Ildiko Madl.

(NIC Magazine 2004/08)

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