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Judit Polgar vs Anatoly Karpov
Melody Amber Blind 2nd (1993) (blindfold), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 5, Mar-31
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54)  ·  1-0



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  ajile: This is listed under Judit's Notable Games.


Jan-03-05  iron maiden: What was up with 30...Rc1 anyway? Some kind of joke before resigning?
Jan-03-05  white pawn: 29...Qd1!! Someone asked earlier if Judit was blindfolded. I don't know if it was answered, or not. Was she blindfolded too?
Jan-03-05  euripides: It looks as if Karpov didn't realise what happened until Judith moved her queen on move 32. I don't know how the moves in blindfold chess are called out - if a player attempts to capture on d1, are they told that they have moved to d1 but it isn't a capture ?
Jan-18-05  Jaymthegenius: I decided to use a similiar opening here, deviating from my usual caro-kahn line:

[Event "Chess21"]
[Site ""]
[Date "15-ene-2005 17:12:31"]
[White "jaymthegenius"]
[Black "biserov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2240"]
[BlackElo "2097"]
[TimeControl "10/0"]

1. e2-e4 c7-c6 2. d2-d4 d7-d5 3. e4xd5 c6xd5 4. c2-c4 Nb8-c6 5. c4xd5 Qd8xd5 6. Bc1-e3 e7-e6 7. Ng1-f3 Ng8-f6 8. Nb1-c3 Bf8-b4 9. Bf1-d3 0-0 10. 0-0 Bb4xc3 11. b2xc3 Nc6-a5 12. Qd1-e2 a7-a6 13. Be3-g5 h7-h6 14. Bg5xf6 g7xf6 15. c3-c4 Qd5-h5 16. Rf1-d1 Bc8-d7 17. d4-d5 e6xd5 18. c4xd5 Bd7-g4 19. Qe2-e4 f6-f5 20. Qe4-f4 Ra8-e8 21. Ra1-c1 Re8-e7 22. Qf4-g3 Kg8-h8 23. Qg3-d6 Rf8-e8 24. Rd1-e1 Re7xe1 25. Rc1xe1 0-0 26. Qd6-f6 h8-h7 27. Nf3-h4 Na5-c4 28. Bd3xc4 Bg4-h3 29. Bc4-d3 Rg8-g5 30. Re1-e8 Qh5-d1 31. Bd3-f1 Rg5-g7 32. Nh4-g6 f7xg6 33. Qf6xf8 g6-g5 34. Qf8-h8 h7-g6 35. Re8-e6 g6-h5 36. Qh8xh6 h5-g4 37. Qh6xh3 g4-f4 38. Qh3-g3 1-0

Feb-10-06  McCool: What? That's a joke right?
Feb-10-06  Akavall: <tpstar><In April Alexandra Kosteniuk was disqualified from the Dos Hermanas ICC Tournament for alleged computer cheating.>

That was a load of BS. I take it who ever disqualfied her were ugly girls! Seriously though, there was absolutely no evidence against Kosteniuk. They could've as well disqualified anyone.

Oct-04-06  sahmattr: To Jaymthegenius
If you cheat while playing on playchess server(using a chess softaware), they can catch you and delete all your elo rating even if you have used it for the first time. That is why many GMs play there.
Oct-19-06  Bufon: The only reason to justify this huge blunder, is that it was in the amber rapid.
Apr-12-07  waddayaplay: I thought it was blindfold?
Apr-12-07  waddayaplay: As I remember it, when Polgar played 28.Rde1, Karpov incorrectly thought she had played Rfe1.
May-20-07  rook17: Rc1?? does karpov feel the need to give away more pieces? =)
May-21-07  russep: Was this blitz or something?
Oct-22-07  srinivas6195: Qd1?? being a piece up
and then Rc1??? may be they were in time trouble
Oct-22-07  Karpova: <russep: Was this blitz or something?>

<srinivas6195: Qd1?? being a piece up and then Rc1??? may be they were in time trouble>

They were probably blindfolded. The Amber tournaments in Monaco with a Blindfold and Rapid part took place for the second time in 1993 (Ljubojevic won).

Mar-18-09  WhiteRook48: what did 29...Qd1 mean at all?
Apr-25-09  WhiteRook48: at 29 Re3 black wasn't a piece up
Nov-28-09  Cercatore: Qd1???????
Jun-06-10  rapidcitychess: <Karpova>
It says Classical,Monaco 1993.
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  HeMateMe: gotta be a typo. Its a Blindfold game. This is insulting to a world champion, should really be fixed, in the game description.
Jul-04-11  kia0708: super Karpov lost Q to Judith Polgar, t5hat's something. Girls power.
Feb-04-12  cristoff: please,can tell me anyone,why Karpov played Qd1????it is not a great mistake??
Feb-04-12  Blunderdome: Yes, if Karpov thought that Polgar had played 28. Rfe1, the rest of the score makes sense. This was a blindfold game.
Feb-04-15  MariusDaniel: Interesting game played by two intelligent persons,especially lady Judit
Mar-17-15  Cactusjuice: I think that judit pull a badger game
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