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Judit Polgar vs Alexey Shirov
Las Palmas (1994), Las Palmas ESP, rd 5, May-27
Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53)  ·  1-0



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Aug-12-03  Helloween: <Note> 7.c4! has replaced 7.Nc3 as the better move in this line. Polgar is obviously playing for an early 0-0-0 with aggressiveness.(It would be a bit unsafe in this type of position to castle long after having played c2-c4.).
Aug-12-03  THE GENERAL: sylvester, this is the shirov you want to pla for the world championship and right here a girl is beating him?
Aug-12-03  PVS: She is one of the twenty best players in the world.
Aug-12-03  Sylvester: There's like 3,000,000,000 males she's better than!
Aug-12-03  Helloween: <PVS> According to ratings, one of the 11 best players, no doubt.

<Sylvester> Should be around 3.2 billion :)

Aug-12-03  pkspks: dont be so sexist come on who cares if shes a girl, i dont even care if shes a girl she can play chess good.
Aug-12-03  Helloween: She does have the advantage of "footsie distraction" under the table, which I doubt any male player would complain to the tournament director about. It's safe to say any decent-looking female player would have the "footsie distraction" as an OTB trump.
Aug-12-03  Daria: You have no rule against sexist language and have said nothing about the recent spate of ignorant abuse heaped on women chessplayers. Does this mean that you consider the ignore list an adequate remedy?
Aug-12-03  Benjamin Lau: <Daria>

You actually make a good point. I took it for granted that sexist language was simply not allowed, but it is indeed not listed under the posting guidelines.

Aug-12-03  knight errant: < Helloween> There are certain pathetic people in this world who never get any attention from "decent-looking females" and I am sure you speak for them. But I do not think most world class GMs fall into this category.
Aug-12-03  sleepkid: what's wrong with being sexy? (from Spinal Tap)
Aug-12-03  Larsker: I can only say that I have 8 people on my ignore list - and I haven't spotted any sexist language on this page. So it works.

On the other hand: If people are blatantly breaking the rules, I'm all for them being admonished. That's the whole idea of a censured site like this.

I'd just hate to see the censorship go too far - so that no one dares to make a funny remark or a controversial statement that could engender some debate. If we all agreed all the time, it might become a little boring.

Aug-12-03  Benjamin Lau: <If we all agreed all the time, it might become a little boring. >

I disagree!!!!!!!! ;-)

Aug-12-03  Benjamin Lau: <Larsker>

I don't know if some of the stuff that's been written can be classified as sexist. I just think that is it strange that racist language is not allowed, but sexist language would be (according to the posting guidelines.)

Aug-13-03  Helloween: <knight errant>No need to slang insults for self-gratification of insecurities, friend. Nothing sexist was meant by my comments, and I apologize if you took my words incorrectly.

P.S. I have pictures of myself on my website if you'd like to see what I look like, an I.Q. of 155, and a charismatic sanguine personality, so I don't believe I'd fall into your category as well. Most importantly, I always show the highest of respect to my female accomplices.

Aug-13-03  sleepkid: <Helloween> dude. . . you probably still listen to Dokken. lol.

Just teasing you. But what does having a high I.Q. do with not being sexist? I have an I.Q. of 172, and I'm an incredibly sexist pig. (just kidding. . . my I.Q. is like 34 - - - me need beer - woman go fetch - uhhhh)

I will say this. . . Iron Maiden was better than Helloween. Sorry.

...and now, back to chess. lol.

Aug-13-03  Helloween: <. . . Iron Maiden was better than Helloween>

Iron Maiden is still a valid band, with a new album headed worldwide in September. Helloween just finished their 13th studio album. Dokken is ok, but I never cared for their style too much. Helloween is my favorite because they invented the European power metal sound and their melodic riffs and choruses simply rock.

And, most importantly, there are several songs in which Helloween mentions chess. "Warrior" and "Juggernaut" are the first 2 that come to mind.

Aug-14-03  Kenneth Sterling: I don't suppose any of you prefer Nat King Cole renditions of Cole Porter.
Aug-14-03  Schlechter: i seen about 20 games of the polgars on the internet and they always win, dont they lose games
Aug-14-03  PVS: Here are some Polgar sisters' losses:
Aug-15-03  S4NKT: interesting opening...
Aug-15-03  Calli: Polgar and Anand are playing a Rapid match right now. See
Aug-01-05  bomb the bishop: <Helloween> why is 7.c4 better than 7. Nc3? in most of the games white plays Nc3, as I play this line with white I am interested to learn your opinion
Nov-09-06  notyetagm: <THE GENERAL: sylvester, this is the shirov you want to pla for the world championship and right here a girl is beating him?>

A typical bigoted comment.

GM Judit Polgar would beat <THE GENERAL> a thousand games in a row.

Nov-11-06  aw1988: Good riddance to <THE IDIOT>.
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