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Judit Polgar vs Michael Adams
MTel Masters (2005), Sofia BUL, rd 6, May-18
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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  TheAlchemist: Or maybe even 26...Rg6?
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  WannaBe: <TheAlchemist>

if 26. ... ♖g6
27. h4 ♗h3+
28. ♔xh3 ♗f4
29. ♖g1 ♗xg3
30. ♔g2 ♕xh4
31. ♔f1 0.39/15

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  WannaBe: I am sorry, the previous post for for ♖h6

This is the post for
if 26. ... ♖g6
27. ♕d3 ♗c1
28 c4 c5
29. dxc5 ♗e6
30. cxb5 ♗xb2
31. ♖bxb2 0.78/14

May-18-05  Boomie: Looks like 26...♖g6 is an improvement. ♖h6 however is refuted by h4.

26...f5 (0.21)

26... ♖g6 27. ♕d3 ♗c1 28. c4 a6 29. ♖c2 ♗e3 30. ♖e2 ♗f4 31. ♔h1 ♗d6 32. c5 ♗e7 (-0.20))

(26... ♖h6? 27. h4 ♖xh4 28. ♖xe3 (0.93))

May-18-05  Boomie: Up to move 24, Adams had nice initiative. But 24...♗e2? ended his attack. He could have achieved a winning position with 24...♖f6.

24...♖f6 25. ♖f1 ♗e3+ 26. ♔h1 c5 (-1.49)

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  Richard Taylor: I couldn't watch this game right through (unfortunately - as it looked like a tense and exciting struggle) -because it would have been 4 am here in NZ or so - but I'm glad Judit won -- not that I wanted Adams to lose!! But it was an interesting game I know Na5 is the mainline but it seems to me a dubius idea - of course that doesn't lose the game it should be look if it could stay on c4 but it is possible for white to break free (but I dont know much about the Petroff - I thought Adams might get through on the K side even earlier about move 20 I think I left the game - a very interesting game...both players struggled well
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  Richard Taylor: <Boomie> in that line 24... ♗g2 so if White wants to play e5 then the sac on ♖f3 and the pin by ♗c6 isn't so dangerous- maybe
May-18-05  Boomie: Although there are a few missteps in time trouble, most notably on move 36, 31...♖e6? was the losing move. Perhaps Adams was upset that he had lost the initiative. A host of other moves maintains equality.
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  Richard Taylor: I forgot about 25. ♗e3+ and ♖f2 not necc. winning but good for ♗lack so Adams may have been able to at least equalise with 24 ... Rf6
May-18-05  Boomie: <Richard Taylor>

24...♖f6 25. ♗g2 ♗e3+ 26. ♔h1 ♖h6 (-1.91) and now white has to protect h2 with 27. ♗f3, which is a loss of tempo, or deflect the black queen by giving up the exchange in e3.

May-19-05  arielbekarov: <ScorpionFrog> Oh, someone is interested! I happy!

You are right! Why happy?
I'll tell you.

Veselin, Topalov's first name is related to veselo, which means happy.

Very good ! You have already *top*=rook,
so may this highly interesting question hereby be closed.

Greetings !

May-19-05  bangkokgambit: Dear Adam fans

Deep Fritz found very ineteresting line for black with <beautiful geometrical system> let's check it out

after judit played 27.h4 and Adams replied with 27.... Qh6 (keep defending bishop on e3) but Deep Fritz suggest black to keep attack and give up bishop on e3 by playing

27.... Qg6! (force white to take the bishop)
28.Rxe3 fxe4 29 Bxe4 Bc6

<do you see an aggressive cross?> end with the clear advantage for black !

May-19-05  TIMER: <bangkokgambit> You are right, Adams probably would have won if he had found Qg6 and kept the attack going. Polgar managed to confuse him with h4.
May-20-05  Boomie: <bangkokgambit> Very nice find! White's only chance after 27...♕g6 leads to the loss of the exchange. Notice the beautiful interference move 29...♗f2.

27... ♕g6 28. exf5 ♖xf5 29. ♖be1 ♗f2 30. ♖xf2 ♖xe1 31. ♘d3 ♖e7 32. ♘e5 ♕d6

May-28-05  ongyj: Is 20.Ne4 worth considerations? I thought it may at least give Black a scare, maintaining pressure on the b pawn and/or threatening eventual e4.
May-28-05  ongyj: Another inquiry I wish to make is 24...Bxg3. Thanks.
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  WannaBe: <ongyj> I will let Shredder 9 answer your Ne4 question first...

If 20. ♘ef ♖exe4
21. ♗xe4 ♕h4
22. ♗xb7 ♕xh2+
23. ♔f1 ♗g3 -1.04/12

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  WannaBe: Okay, if ... ♗xg3
25. hxg3 ♕xg3+
26. ♕g2 ♕d6
27. e5 ♕xa3
28. ♕d2 0.52/12
May-28-05  ongyj: Thanks <WannaBe>. Just feel that White's position deserved more. Is there any story for 20.e4 or 20.Nf1 ?
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  WannaBe: Oy, vey... alright, 8-)

if 20. e4
20. ... ♗f4
21. ♘f1 b5
22. e5 ♕h6
23. ♗g4 ♗c6 -0.39/12

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  WannaBe: if 20 ♘f1
20. ... b6
21. ♕b3 ♕a5
22. ♖ba1 c6
23. ♖ed1 ♖e7 -1.02/11

So, of the 3 white move that you enquired, e4 was the best of the 3. you know how to read the analysis numbers right?

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  patzer2: Polgar's 27. h4!! is a deflection which sets up a winning pin after 28. exf5!, allowing her to win a pawn which proves decisive in the endgame.
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  patzer2: As <Boomie> noted earlier (page 26 of this game's posts), Adams missed a strong, and likely winning, attack on Polgar's weakened castled position by not playing 24...Rf6!! Note that the immediate threat is 25...Bxg6 26. hxg6 Qxg6+ 27. Bg2 Rf2 .
Sep-06-05  YouRang: Lovely end position. Even though White's knight is pinned, it delivers check and forces the Black king to retreat to f7, allowing the White king to advance to e5 and d6, escorting the c-pawn to promotion.

If Black captures the knight (...52 Bxd5), White promotes easily after 53. Kxd5, 54. Kc6 and 55. Kb7.

Sep-17-13  Nezhmetdinov: Big game, a full meal.
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