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Anatoly Karpov vs Judit Polgar
Lichthof Chess Champions (2006), Zurich SUI, rd 4, Aug-22
King's Indian Defense: Makagonov Variation (E71)  ·  1-0



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Aug-22-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <> I guess there's no complete PGN available? Perhaps the players moved too quickly.
Aug-22-06  Aspirador: 21.Ne1 looks weird when 21.Nh4 is possible and looks much better. I wonder if this score is correct even for the first 22 moves.
Aug-23-06  syracrophy: <EmperorAtahualpa> It's a blitz tournament. Maybe on short time they couldn't write down the rest of the moves
Aug-29-06  steamroller: I figured they would've videotaped the whole thing, so they could just review the video and reconstruct the game. Maybe the camera angle didn't capture the moves well. Who knows...
Aug-29-06  percyblakeney: After 22. c5 chess engines give black a big advantage, after 22. ... Rxa1 23. Qxa1 black can play Be4 or Qf7 but Polgar eventually lost after chosing another 22nd move. Position after <22. ... Rxa1 23. Qxa1 Be4>, black is soon ahead in material when the d5 pawn falls and has a superior position:

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Aug-29-06  RookFile: Well, the position in percy's diagram is unquestionably a crushing advantage for black.
Mar-26-08  fenno: Btw, is it impossible that Judit Polgar really resigned after her move 22. ... e4?, because she realized that Karpov would most certainly turn the position after 23. Bd4 into an endgame victory? I mean, why would she have wasted energy to see that?

Also, she might have felt devastated for missing the line <22. ... Rxa1 23. Qxa1 Be4>.

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