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Judit Polgar vs Michael Adams
Corus Group A (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-20
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-20-05
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  Gypsy: How is Ne2 answered?
Jan-20-05  Republic of Texas: Wouldn't 62. Qe3 hold against 62. ..., Ne2?
Jan-20-05  ChessMan94: I say Black should take the f pawn and look for a way to win...
Jan-20-05  Stevens: we're about to find out! it's been played! i'm guessing maybe Qe3?
Jan-20-05
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  Gypsy: I guess we will see.
Jan-20-05  acirce: <Wouldn't 62. Qe3 hold against 62. ..., Ne2?> Maybe "hold" but Black continues to press with 62..Qf1 63.Bf2 Nxc3 64.Bxh4 Ne4 -- now with a passer. Maybe 62.Bf2 is best.
Jan-20-05
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  Gypsy: We did not consider the pawn endgame yet (I did not) ...
Jan-20-05
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  Annie K.: 61...Ne2 62. Qe4+ Kh6 (if Kg/h8 Qe8+ repeat as needed) 63. Be3 looks dangerous for black, no?
Jan-20-05  InspiredByMorphy: I dont see how this game wont end in a draw.
Jan-20-05
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  Gypsy: <    Annie K.: 61...Ne2 62. Qe4+ Kh6 (if Kg/h8 Qe8+ repeat as needed) 63. Be3 looks dangerous for black, no? > Whatch out for 62...dxe4.
Jan-20-05  arielbekarov: Why not Bf2 ?
Ariel
Jan-20-05  SCUBA diver: Annie, you cannot play 62. Qe4, the queen is lost
Jan-20-05  InspiredByMorphy: Maybe 63.Qg4 would be good?
Jan-20-05
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  Annie K.: oops, missed the pawn, thanks guys :)
Jan-20-05  InspiredByMorphy: Looks like blacks might come out on top after 63. ...Qxf4+
Jan-20-05  InspiredByMorphy: Nevermind. Overlooked 64.Qxf4 Nxf4 65.Bxh4
Jan-20-05  percyblakeney: Black would still be better after Qxf4+ and so on, but not enough to win I guess?!
Jan-20-05  SCUBA diver: Now black cannot prevent perpetual
Jan-20-05
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  Gypsy: <InspiredByMorphy: Nevermind. Overlooked 64.Qxf4 Nxf4 65.Bxh4> That probably is where Adams is heading. (I would.) The N vs B endgame is going to be a hard work. Black does have fair chences though.
Jan-20-05  arielbekarov: Another great game in this great tournament !
Thank you all and until next time !
Ariel
Jan-20-05
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  tamar: What is a winning plan for Black? King on e4 and Knight on e2 would be ideal, but White can prevent King penetration with g4...
Jan-20-05
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  chessgames.com: Thanks to everybody for coming by today. Next game in morning 7:30am EST (Miami time).
Jan-20-05
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  patzer2: Terrific defensive play by Judit Polgar in this game!
Jan-20-05
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  tpstar: I'm glad Polgar held the draw, but I'm also pleased Adams made her work for it. Nice game by both players.
Jan-20-05
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  patzer2: While Judit played outstanding defensive chess following 44. Qa5!?, she missed the more obvious 35. Bf2 (not 35. Ba2? dropping the pawn), remaining a pawn up with advantage.
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