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Judit Polgar vs Garry Kasparov
Lichthof Chess Champions (2006), Zurich SUI, rd 2, Aug-22
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  0-1



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Sep-30-06  yudhimaster: theres no way she could beat kasparov!!
Sep-30-06  positionalbrilliancy: <yudhimaster> Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 hmmm....Although she still is has a record of -10 against Kasparov.
Sep-30-06  babywizard: I don't know why all these harsh comments on Judit. Maybe it's because most of the kibitzers here does not know enough about this opening to make a decent comment. Sacrificing a knight for those 2 black pawns in this line of the Najdorf is not unknown. It's just that it was the first time that it had occurred in this that position, that's all. It usually comes in the line

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 b5 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. g4 Nb6 10. 0-0-0 Bb7 and now 11. Ncxb5 is theory. Theory then contines with 11...axb5 12. Bxb5+ Nfd7 13. Qb4 Nc8 14. Nc6 Bxc6 15. Bxc6 Rxa2 16. Qb7 Ne7 17. Kb1 Nxc6 18. Kxa2 Nce5 and the position is around equal, according to Rybka.

Dec-20-06  sharpnova: Chess died for me when Kasparov left. Now I have no interest in the GM tournaments and matches. After Kramnik cheating with a computer and other bullcrap going on with corruption in FIDE. Kasparov was the glue that held it all together.

I focus on my own game now and trying to instruct the more ignorant of the errors of their analysis and opinions.

Dec-20-06  whatthefat: <sharpnova: Chess died for me when Kasparov left. Now I have no interest in the GM tournaments and matches. After Kramnik cheating with a computer and other bullcrap going on with corruption in FIDE. Kasparov was the glue that held it all together.>

Then go away.

Feb-14-07  Anyi: Hi! I'm new to this site and have just been enjoying this game to learn for my Sicilian game with black. What about 16.e5 instead 16.f4? It's a sacrifice for opening the bishop's way to h7 or otherwise for making life difficult for the knight in the back row. It's just a wilde guess...Best,A
Apr-11-07  Davolni: I thought he didn't play any official games after his retirement...?????
Apr-11-07  Archives: <I thought he didn't play any official games after his retirement...?????>

This was a rapid game

Apr-11-07  Davolni: Yeah I figured out, thanks.
12 games played among with Korchnoi, Karpov, and Polgar. Interesting tournament.:)
Sep-20-07  smarterthanbobby: funny how K- makes polgar look like
a 2400 level player... this wasn't even close... and I agree with 99% of this response that has been posted....
the 100 points she gave away somehow
seems odd, meaning 29 moves? giving up
2 files, and a major piece to boot...
I don't know... odd... should have been close, sure other 2700 ranked players gave bettere fights than this... but his is impressive... his wins never seem cheap... that's one thing everyone can love about his game. never cheap wins... he crushes people...
Sep-24-07  duplex: Judith is and was no match for Kasparov. The overall score of 11-1 doesn't need a comment.It must have been boring for Garry.There is a limit where women can go and Judith has already reached this limit.She is nowhere near the talent of Karpov,Kasparov or Fischer,not a country mile.
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  plang: <There is a limit where women can go>

?!? Where is the limit? Is it a glass ceiling? I thought we had moved beyond this sort of crap.

Sep-24-07  smarterthanbobby: duplex...great comments...
11-1 I AGREE 100% and to OTHER COMMENTS....
sorry if THE GLASS CEILING upset you... I mean that... but THERE IS AN UNBREAKABLE glass ceiling IN THAT THOUGHT...

We are talking about THE EARTH
and done so for A LONG TIME... It's
monumental if someone IS ONTOP OF THE CHESS WORLD FOR EVEN A YEAR... the training put into it, the brillance, the torture one would have to put themselves through... sorry but there just hasn't been anyone to PROVE- AND I MEAN PROVE DULEX the slightest
bit wrong... CHEERS ENJOY! watch garry
and take notes... study... I do...

- ALSO noted... some could argue that he if continued would be 2900? and seeing how he crushes 2600 level
players... I could assume that it's like the Fujita Tornado Damage Scale imagine an F7.., that's what garry is to 2600 level players... ohh well would still love to see


race to 10 draws don't count...

I think FISHER WOULD crush HIM 7-3
WITH most of KASPAROVS wins being when fisher played black...

Oct-01-07  duplex: <<Garry Kasparov AND BOBBY FISHER

race to 10 draws don't count...

I think FISHER WOULD crush HIM 7-3
WITH most of KASPAROVS wins being when fisher played black<<

You can only speculate on that..Fischer in 1972 against Kasparov in 1990 There is a generation between the two ..Nobody could predict the outcome..Lets say 50:50 Or Karpov in his peak in 1980-81 against the both?? Nobody in the world could beat Anatoli Karpov easily in 1980-81. I could not see a clear winner or favorite..Only speculations..Depends on whose style you like most.. In my opinion all tree players in their peak should be considered equally strong..

Oct-01-07  euripides: <anyi> 16.e5 is not a bad idea and I imagine both players would have looked at it. I think Black can calmly reply 16...dxe5 when 17.Ba6 Ra8 looks OK for BLack e.g. 18.Bxb6 Qxb6 or 18.Rxd7 Nxd7. If Black is worried about the b1-h7 diagonal he can return the pawn with e4 before castling.
Oct-01-07  beenthere240: Anand did pretty well with f3 against the Najdorf in Mexico. Playing a sac like that against the world's top player is just stupid. She would have done better by "threatening to draw."
Jul-13-08  capin: A dumb game from J. Polgar. After 13. Nxb5 a child can win the game.
Mar-14-09  Kasparov Fan01: <Garry Kasparov AND BOBBY FISHER

race to 10 draws don't count...

I think FISHER WOULD crush HIM 7-3
WITH most of KASPAROVS wins being when fisher played black<<

Kasparov is way too strong to have been crushed by Fischer, the guy was above 2800 most of the last 15 years. Probably would have been 50:50, but I would give the slight edge to Garry, he's a little more dynamic and versatile, especially in the openings.

Mar-19-09  aazqua: Wow. This is another manhandling. Someone needs to tell Judit that you don't bring a knife to a gun fight. She's supposed to be a pretty good attacking player but she was way out of her league on this one.
Mar-19-09  AnalyzeThis: Is there a reason why there is so much interest in a blitz game?
Mar-19-09  KingG: I wonder how many pages of kibitzing we would have on a published Fischer blitz game from the period after he retired?
Jun-30-09  fierychess: A fine win again by Kaspa in his favorite Sicilian Najdorf!!!
Oct-02-09  duplex: There are 2 players in the history against whom one should always avoid playing Najdorf version of Sizilian. FISCHER AND KASPAROV..
Aug-25-12  masoudsad: I think it's so crazy to castle queen side against kasparov when he plays sicilian defence. Kasparov easily crushes such chess players.
Dec-03-12  Conrad93: The pawn march was just stupid.
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