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Judit Polgar vs Allan Stig Rasmussen
"Kann Opener" (game of the day Jul-31-2014)
European Team Championship (2013), Warsaw POL, rd 1, Nov-08
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14)  ·  1-0

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Nov-10-13  Jigsaw42: Vintage Judit.
Nov-10-13  Pulo y Gata: The position after 25... Re8 would be a good tactical exercise starting with thecalculation of the consequences of 26. Nxh7.
Nov-11-13
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  HeMateMe: 37. R-c7!!
Nov-11-13  gaviero55: if 37...Re7, then 38.Qg3+ and the N on c6 is now hanging (it took me a while to see that!). Nice play on the h2-b8 diagonal (30.Rg3). As we all know, beware the Queen when she attacks the King!
Nov-12-13  Pulo y Gata: No takers of 26.Nxh7?
Nov-12-13  ManicSquirrel: <Pulo y Gata> maybe something like 26.Nxh7 Kxh7 27.hxg6 fxg6 28.Qg5 and then after either 28...Qh6 or 28...Qg7 [to protect g6] 29.Rxe8; or, 28...Kg8 29.Qxg6; 28...Kh8 29. Rh3 followed by 30.Qxg6; which leaves 28...Qf7 (protecting both the rook on e8 and g6] which would be followed by Rh3+ and the invasion by the white queen down the h-file.
Nov-12-13  Pulo y Gata: <ManicSquirrel> If you found those on your own without using an engine, then good job!

It's obvious that the position is "ripe" after Black's 25th. One could reasonably expect Judit to play it but maybe time was a factor or she was just playing it simple. Bdw, I initially tried to make 26.Nxh7 Kxh7 27.hxg6 fxg6 28.Bxg6 work before I found Qg5.

Jan-09-14  Blinkie: Does Judit have a decisive mate or does it come down to a pawn ending?
Jan-09-14  Shams: <Blinkie> Definitely not a pawn ending. 40...Kf7/Kg7/Kh7 is met by 41.Rxe7+ and 42.Qxb8; 40...Kf8 h8=Q+; 40...Kh8 41.Qe5+ Rg7 42.Rxe7 Qxe5 (42...Qf8 43.Re8) 43.Rxe5.
Jul-23-14
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  eternaloptimist: Since Judit Polgar's 38th birthday is today, I decided to honor her by submitting a pun w/ 1 of the best games that she's played recently. It's appropriately called: <Kann Opener>. Her pieces on her ♔side form a shape that looks similar to a can opener. After 32.♘xg5 the cutting begins & shortly afterwards Judit won yet another brilliant game.
Jul-23-14
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  eternaloptimist: She will be playing in the upcoming World Mind Games.: http://en.chessbase.com/post/world-...
Jul-31-14
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  eternaloptimist: I'm glad to see that another 1 of my puns & games got picked this year! I'm aware that Kann is pronounced kahn but Kann looks pretty similar to can so that was good enough for me to use it in this pun. Judit is 1 of my favorite players & she will be playing 4th board for Hungary in the Chess Olympiad. The Opening Ceremony starts tomorrow & the games start the following day. The Olympiad is 1 of my favorite chess events & I'm looking forward to checking out live action of her games & Team USA's games as well! She did a nice job of shredding the Caro-Kann in this game against the 3-time Danish Champ GM Rasmussen.
Jul-31-14  Eusebius: Bravo, Judit! Always interesting to see her games.
Jul-31-14  dunican: What a game! Rf7-Rc7 is just brilliant. And a good pun, too, good job <eternaloptimist>.
Jul-31-14
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  morfishine: Yes, nice game, and nice pun: N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949

*****

Jul-31-14
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  eternaloptimist: Thx <dunican>, but indeed I do need to give credit to <morfishine> for giving me the idea for it at a game w/ my previous pun that was picked. :D
Jul-31-14  snarky: That self-pin.

Wow

Jul-31-14
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  Once: I think I can safely say that the self pin would never have occurred to me OTB. It looks so wrong to have four major pieces on the same diagonal - BK, WR, WQ and WK.

And yet black is surprisingly helpless to do anything about the threatened loss of material.

Jul-31-14
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  chancho: There's a lot to learn from this game.

How Judit keeps the pressure ongoing with threats in order to keep the initiative and create weaknesseses on Black's camp.

The Knight sac for three pawns to leave the Black King wholly exposed, and the Rc7 self pin to avoid trading her Queen and maintaining the attack.

And finally the h7 pawn check that if taken, loses Rasmussen his Queen via discovered check.

Great stuff.

Jul-31-14  YetAnotherAmateur: I'm amused by the swath of destruction wrought by the mighty h-pawn!
Jul-31-14  nelech: i am looking for a russian movie on chess where Korchnoi, Tal and Taimanov apppear
Jul-31-14
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  Once: Ah, that's easy. From Russia with Love. All three are extras who play Russian soldiers in the scenes with Rosa Klebb.

Then again, maybe not. Perhaps I just dreamt that.

Jul-31-14
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  kevin86: Rc7 is like pulling the pin on the grenade. All you need to do is release it and BOOM! Black will be forced to eat the pawn and after rook takes knight check. Boom,there goes the queen and the game!
Jul-31-14
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  ajk68: I'm not seeing the finish.
40...Kh8 41. Qe5+ Rg7 42. Rxe7 Qxe5 43. Rxe5 and then black takes the h7 pawn.

White has a clearly won endgame, but is there something more conclusive? I don't see black losing the queen as some have commented.

Jul-31-14
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  Once: <ajk68> Actually I think you have nailed the finish perfectly.

Fritz 11 says that the finish (with best play ) is precisely as you have said:

40. h7+ Kh8 41. Qe5+ Rg7 42. Rxe7 Qxe5+ 43. Rxe5 Rxh7+


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White is two connected passed pawns up and the black rook is going to have to go passive if he is to protect d5. That's clearly resignable for super GMs, but it's not a forced mate or queen loss.

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