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Judit Polgar vs Tal Shaked
"Shaked Rattle and Roll" (game of the day Sep-28-2005)
VAM hoogeveen 2nd (1998), Hoogeveen NED, rd 6, Oct-18
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation General (C18)  ·  1-0



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Sep-28-05  arieszodiac: Too early for black resignation or maybe his in time trouble
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  Sneaky: I think I see what you mean. White has so many threats, but does Black have a perpetual with ...Qc2+?
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 29...Qc2+; 30. Kg3 and White has threats against both Queen and Knight. 30...Qe4?? drops the Queen, so Black plays ...Qd3; 31.Nf6+,Kf7; 32.Qh6. White still threatens the Na1, but his strongest threat might be 33.Kh3! with the idea of Nf6xBd7 and Rook mayhem on the g-file. It's an odd attack--White's play somehow looks passive to me--but offhand, I can't see a defense. Anyone have better luck?
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  al wazir: <arieszodiac: Too early for black resignation> Well, it doesn't look good for the defense. White threatens Nf6+ and Rxg6+, and the knight at a1 is hanging. After 29...Qc2+ 30. Kg3, where does black put his queen? If 30...Qf5 white can win a knight with Qxf5 followed by Nxf8 and Rxa1. If 30...Qa4 31. Kf3 the attack resumes.
Sep-28-05  arieszodiac: After 29...Qc2+ 30. Kg3 Qc3, the black queen support the knight on a1 and treatens the white bishop on e3
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  TheAlchemist: Is the pun about the cartoon characters? I still watch it from time to time on Italian TV.
Sep-28-05  Runemaster: I think the pun is probably just about the old 50's song "Shake, Rattle and Roll" by Bill Haley and the Comets (also by Elvis Presley).
Sep-28-05  hintza: Yes, definitely <Runemaster>.
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  TheAlchemist: <Runemaster, hintza> Thanks. Knowing the guys at chessgames, that makes much more sense :-)
Sep-28-05  northernsoul: Sorry to go so far off topic, but I'd like to draw people's attention to the original version of that fine song, by Big Joe Turmer from 1954 - far superior to Hailey's insipid version and even better than the Presley rendering. I'd recommend Turner's music to anyone with even a passing interest in early rock and RnB - he was a class act and deserves to be better remembered
Sep-28-05  JohnBoy: This seems to be a remaure resignation. Black should try te check at c2, when white plays 30.Kg3. If then 30...Qc3 it seems that white maintains a mating net with 31.Nf6+ Kf7 32.Kf3 (threat 33.Rxg6 Nxg6 34.Qh7+).
Sep-28-05  YouRang: What am I missing? It seems to me that black has a perpetual between Qc2+ and Qe4+.

If 29...Qc2+ Ke1, then 30. Qb1+ Ke2 31. Qd3+, and the white king must return to e1 (followed by Qb1+ again).

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  benveniste: <An Englishman>, the position gets interesting after 30. ♔g3 ♘xh7. As I see it, Ms. Polgar can gain queen for rook with 31. ♖xc2, but then the attack falls apart. Shaked has sufficient time to get his king to h8 and bring the queen rook into the defense. White ends up with a queen, black with a extra knight, bishop, and three pawns. Looks close to even to me.

On a different note, it looks like 25. ... ♖xg5!? 26. ♖xg5 g6 would have let black retain some material advantage.

Sep-28-05  Jaymthetactician: Why not 6...cxd4 7.cxd4,Ne7 8.Qg4,0-0 The open c-file should be useful for black at some point to pressure the white c-pawn.
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  kevin86: <benveniste> materially,a knight,bishop,+ three pawns is equal,but black's pieces are very passive and white seems to have a great advantage there. Those queenside pawns will probably never see the light of day.

I do agree,that black gave up too early-maybe he needed to do something else at the time.

Jan-19-06  MorphyMatt: one of Josh Waitzkin's games against Shaked is annotated on chessmaster 7000
Dec-04-08  withingrace: im curious, would a queen trade lead to an ok game?
Dec-04-08  jahhaj: <withingrace: im curious, would a queen trade lead to an ok game?> I don't see any opportunity for a queen trade. When would it happen?
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  plang: The game followed a draw between Velimirovic and Drasko from the 1996 Yugoslav Championship through 17..Qa3 where White sacrificed two pawns to speed up a kingside attack. 18 Bh6 was new; Velimirovic had played 18 Ng5. Taking the bishop with 18..gxh was playable as White has no more than a perpetual after 19 Qxh6..Ng6 20 gxf..Rxf5 21 Nh4..Qf8 22 Nxf5..Qxf5 23 h4..Qf8 24 Rxg6+. Polgar provided the following entertaining variation: 20 Nh4..Nxd4 21 Nxg6..Nxc2+ 22 Kf1..hxg 23 Rxg6..Qa1 24 Rxg7+..Kh8 25 Qg4..Ne3+ 26 Bxe3..Qxd1+ 27 Qxd1..Kxg7. Shaked defended well until 22..Na1?; after 22..Rxg5 23 Rxg5..Qe7 24 Rcg2..g6 25 Bc2 the position would have remained double-edged. After 29 Kf2 Polgar gives 29..Qc2+ 30 Kg3..Qd3 31 Nf6+..Kf7 32 Qh6..Nc2 33 Rxc2..Qxc2 34 Rf1.
May-29-12  screwdriver: Interesting ideas, but no clear knockout.
Jan-10-16  kubbybulin: Having a secure king is for patzers.
Jan-11-16  DWINS: This is another example of how much stronger today's chess engines are than they were 10 years ago. The win may have been obscure then, but Stockfish 7 gives 29...Qc2+ 30.Kg3 Nxh7 31.Qh6! Qe4 32.h3 Be8 33.Kh2 and Black is toast.

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