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Viswanathan Anand vs Judit Polgar
Arctic Securities Chess Stars (2010) (rapid), Kristiansund NOR, rd 5, Aug-29
Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Westerinen Attack (B40)  ·  1-0



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Aug-29-10  Marmot PFL: This is really ugly. It looks like white could have won immediately with 24 h6 but black could just about resign anyway.
Aug-30-10  redmaninaustin: How does White win after 24.h6 Nxh6?
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  chancho: <redmaninaustin: How does White win after 24.h6 Nxh6?>

White loses after 24.h6?? Rxe7.

(Queen en prise)

You must mean further in the move order?

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  chancho: 24.h6 Rxe7 25.hxg7+ Kg8 26.Nf6+ Kxg7 does not work.
Aug-30-10  MarvinTsai: there is no win but how about 24.h6 Nxh6 25.Bxg7 Kg8 26.Qxf8 Qxf8 27.Bxf8 Kxf8

and 24.h6 Rxe7 25.Bxg7 Kg8 26.Nf6#

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  chancho: Taking with the Bishop, instead of the h-pawn works. I missed it.
Sep-16-10  Eisenheim: 21 ...kh8 to avoid the consequences of the future pin loses a tempo and allows white to mop up the position. no matter what black plays she is tied down here. I was trying cal 21 Nfd8, but it seems black is very much cramped in its defense. which is ironic since the opening anand uses intuitively looks cramped with the bishop at 4 Bd3
Dec-05-10  thickhead: Let me tell you,this Judith is an imposter!! The Judith Polgar I know of is fierry, overwhelming, hurricane, sunami, volcano all bundled into one.She would lose but not before making the opponent tear his hair. She has crippled all known top players one time or the other. Coming to the present context 24 h6 <Marmot PFL>was the right move.Then 24 ..... Nxh6
25 Bxg7+ Kg8
26 Nf6+ Rxf6
27 Qxf6 Rxg7
28 Bc4+ Nf7
29 Ng5
(while making any other move here beware of possible 29 ... Rxg3+) 29 ..... Qf8
30Re7 black collapses.
In this variation instaed of 29 ... Nf7 if 29... kh8 30 Re7 Nf5 31 Rxb7 works. In fact any reasonable move for white works
Dec-05-10  thickhead: I was wondering why Judith gave up two minor pieces for a rook.Why did she play 21 .... Kh8?( ? is for my sentence, not for the move)My thickhead worked slowly.Any other move could be disastrous.e.g. 21 .... R(c8)d8 22Qg4 and it is curtains.
Dec-10-10  rapidcitychess: Nooooo! Missed it. I was looking up every thing under the sun, that should of been so obvious!
Sep-02-12  invant: 8 maybe castle queen instead rc8

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