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Judit Polgar vs Viktor Korchnoi
Lichthof Chess Champions (2006), Zurich SUI, rd 6, Aug-22
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-24-06  notyetagm: 30 ♖g5!? is a really good move because it provoked Korchnoi into playing the move that Polgar wanted him to play, 30 ... f6?.

Then Judit struck with the <PAWN FORK> combination 31 ♖xg7+! ♖xg7 32 exf6+ ♔f8 33 fxg7++ ♔xf7, coming out a pawn ahead and winning just six moves later.

Nov-19-06  Elroch: To be precise, 30. Rg5 was a move that probably left white with a slight disadvantage against 30. ...f5!. (Other moves for white also seem to leave black with a slight disadvantage). It was also a rather elementary trap into which one of the greatest players never to be world champion surprisingly fell.

However, it seems 34. ...Bf7 may have been the crucial error, after which black is clearly lost. It is much more difficult for white to make progress after 34. ...Bd7!

Nov-26-06  notyetagm: <Elroch: ... It was also a rather elementary trap into which one of the greatest players never to be world champion surprisingly fell.>

Blitz game.

Jun-09-09  notyetagm: 30 ... f7-f6?

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31 ♖g5xg7+!

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31 ... ♖g8x♖g7 32 e5xf6+ <pawn fork trick>

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Dec-13-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: PAWN FORK TRICK

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