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Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Judit Polgar
"Surya Want to Play That?" (game of the day Jul-18-2011)
World Chess Team Championship (2011), Ningbo CHN, rd 1, Jul-17
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  0-1



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Jul-17-11  Clodhopper: Wow. In the Sicilian, which side is black supposed to attack on? All sides!!!
Jul-17-11  Bobsterman3000: I wish I could play the Taimanov like this, my pieces always end up getting cramped up against strong, aggressive competition.

Polgar's knight on C6 looked backwards but it sure had a strong influence on her successful defense...

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  andrewjsacks: Judit at her best, and very nice to see.
Jul-18-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: GOTD in one day?
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: Judith has a wonderful multidimensional position. Surya cannot think of an immediate resource. Advance of the 'd' pawn escalates the problem. The Q cannot move away because Black Q will pick away the f3 R with impunity.
Jul-18-11  superparrot: Yet another reason why Polgar is one of my favorite players.
Jul-18-11  GlennOliver: I don't currently have any electronic aids with which to work through the analysis, but

59. Rg4

seems to have good chances for the draw.

Your thoughts?

Jul-18-11  ColeTrane: a gangly attack on ganguly . . . now we've made fun of her first and last name
Jul-18-11  ColeTrane: but seriously, this is a Black Lion defense.
Jul-18-11  I play the Fred: <now we've made fun of her first and last name>

<His> first and last name.

Jul-18-11  Elrathia Kingi: <GlennOliver> After 59.Rg4, Rxg4 60.hxg4 e4 61.Rh3, black has a powerful pair of passed pawns. Something like ...Qc6 21.Rh4 e3, and black has a nice advantage. Trading queens will almost certainly result in a black win, and the doubled pawns on g will easily fall.
Jul-18-11  SimonWebbsTiger: @coltrane

we haven't said: Judit put a squeeze on Ganguly's bits.

Jul-18-11  marwanredman123: Masterpiece by wonderful Polgar
Jul-18-11  GlennOliver: Thanks for the analysis, EK.

I'll look forward to playing your line through in a few days time.

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  kevin86: With all of the rook and queen acxtion-it took a pawn to decide it...
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  chrisowen: Lustful pawn the a judging Ganguly d2 it between the halls well done. Ji pluck rf3 overloading queen feed me d3 more going like clappers. Home run h5 61 lump black ash. Ok ram hows peg bowl one for free!
Jul-18-11  SimonWebbsTiger: can anyone tell me what language <chrisowen> speaks and are there classes?
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: For your erudite study and a scholarly peregrination into the past!

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What Judit does to Ganguly towards the end of this game happened 240 years ago and was was done by Robert Bownas Wormald to his opponent, Jon Owen.

Owen vs R Wormald, 1868

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White resigned but see what comes up when he tries to play on.

32. Rxf1 dxe3
creates the same dilemma for White as forced upon Ganguly by Judit - a lone advancing pawn and paralyzed defending onlookers!

All thanks to <CG>.

Jul-18-11  solskytz: a most enlightening post, sent to us by magic, straight from the year 2108.
Jul-18-11  DrMAL: 240 years 143 years either way it's a long walk errm peregrination from Ningbo to London!
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: A typo. That ought to have been 140 and not 240.
Jul-18-11  WhiteRook48: that is an awesome total smash of white's defenses
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: Here is a puzzle, a legacy of Robert Bownas Wormald, its original composer. I found it in, a puzzle publishing site.

The puzzle is to the credit of elpafio(a pseudonym), who regularly puts out quality puzzles.

A simple solution but it impressed me a lot via its peculiar characteristics; two of the attacking pieces that make forcing moves are themselves forced to self-destruct in the process of achieving a mate.

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W to move and mate in 3.

Jul-21-11  Everett: <SimonWebbsTiger> some of his earlier posts were somewhat understandable, but he has refined his style, transforming it into the highest form of gibberish. It is entertaining.
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