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Alexander Morozevich vs Judit Polgar
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005), San Luis ARG, rd 12, Oct-11
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack Anti-English (B90)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-11-05  strifeknot: Kind of anti-climactic for a 5+ hour match to end this way, but then I couldn't see it ending any other way.
Oct-11-05  indianchessmaster007: polgar should have played more agressively because she deserved more than last position in tournament.
Oct-11-05  DutchDunce: Granted, it turned into the Sicilian, but I did not think Moro would have the nerve to play 1.Nc3 in the WCC. Wrong. Moro will always be Moro!
Oct-11-05  Queens Gambit: Didnt Moro had a winning position here??
Oct-11-05  Queens Gambit: <polgar should have played more agressively because she deserved more than last position in tournament>

Chess its not about deserving, but about playing nice, if chess would be about deserving............

i wont say more

Oct-11-05  Queens Gambit: Lets take "K" as an example, ¿¿¿he deserved to be ........

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  lostemperor: Oops, I predicted this to be a draw in 52 moves. Maybe that wasn't due to the "weird" 1.Nc3 hehe
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  Mateo: 44... Rg1 leads to a draw. 45. Kb2 Rg2 46. Rf6 Kc5! =.
Oct-12-05  khense: This game doesn't look like a disgusting "grandmaster draw." It was a proper fight.
Feb-15-06  refutor: at a tournament like this what is moro trying to avoid by playing 1.Nc3? petroff? i wonder what he would've tried v. 1.Nc3 e5...i doubt he'd go for a vienna but i've been wrong before
Apr-24-07  naamloos: <refutor>
A little late, but after ...

1.Nc3 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 [white has a good change at getting a advantage.]

1. Nc3 d5 [is more testing in my opinion.] 2.e4 d4 3.Ne2 [with a closed position which isn't as bad for white as it might look] e5 4.Ng3 [White now wants to get out, or even exchange, his lightsquares bishop] Be6 [Not allowing Bc4] 5.Nf3 [If black plays Nc6 now, white will play Bb5 and exchange his bad bishop.]

When white has solved the problem of his white bishop, he can play d3 followed by c3 and he can play on the kingside with his two knights and the good bishop. Often f4 is played to increase pressure on the black centre. I don't think white has much chance on an advantage here, but at least it features original, interesting play for both sides.

Warning, I'm an notoriously bad player and it has been a while since I examined the van Geet opening, so I'm not 100% sure that the above is correct, but that is the way I remembered it.

Feb-07-09  WhiteRook48: interesting variant into the Sicilian
Dec-25-11  King Death: This is one route to a Najdorf that I never saw before.

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Round 12: Morozevich 6, Polgar 3 1/2
from 2005 FIDE World Chess Championship by Penguincw
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from WCC Index [FIDE 2005 World Championship] by iron maiden
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