Albertan: Here is some analyis of the game. If anyone wants a pgn analysis of this game tell me okay?
Analysis of Grischuk-Polgar Wijk aan Zee round 6
I have also included notes from GM Valerij Popov (elo 2588)
from this website: "http://www.ruschess.com/". A pgn file of this analysis
has been posted in the group's file section (in the annotated games in pgn
Grischuk,A (2710) - Polgar,J (2728) Opening:Catalan Opening:Open variation
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 21.01.2005
In this game Grischuk plays a system of play known as the "Catalan Opening."
This opening combines the Queen's Gambit with elements of the English and
Reti openings, in order to accentuate pressure on Black's Q4 (d5). It needs
delicate handling by White, as a compromise must be made between the demands
of development and the aims of positional play. Although an old opening,
Tartakower played it in a 1929 Barcelona tournament and then named it after
the region. Its adoption is a combined White/Black effort, often transposed
The game began with these moves:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4
Grischuk indicates a willingness to play a Queen's Gambit.
Judith infers that she is going to play a Nimzo-Indian Defense or a Queen's
Intending to fianchetto his king's bishop.
This move is the main continuation in my database, she gains more of a
presence in the center of the board.
[ Analysis: In this position the move 4.Nf3 is more popular ie: 4...Be7
5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 9.Qxc4 Bc6 10.Bg5 Bd5 11.Qd3 c5]
The game now continued:
Judit uses the most often played continuation for Black.
The most popular move (for Black).
Grischuk also plays the most popular idea.
By playing this move, Judith defines the variation being played:it is the
Open variation of the Catalan. The main continuation in response to her
move, he intends to recapture the pawn on c4 immediately.