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Gilberto Milos vs Judit Polgar
Polgar - Milos Match (1996), Sao Paulo BRA, rd 4, Nov-29
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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Jan-09-21  Brenin: 13 ... g5 is a great way of undermining White's over-extended position. After 14 f5 Ne5, White might have done better with 15 Qg2 rather than Qh3, e.g. 15 ... Kd7 15 h3, though 15 ... h5, with Rxc3 to follow by Black, looks ominous.
Jan-09-21  Walter Glattke: 13.-g5! threatens 14.fxg5 Ne5 15.Qg3 hxg5 16.Bxg5 Rxc3 17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.bxc3 Bh4 19.Qf4 Bxe1 20.Rxe1 Gambit with deciding threatenins: 20.-Qh4/d7/a5 21.Re2 Nxg4 - other worse continuations for White before, consider that as "best defense" - it seems, opening e5 for the knight is the deciding gambit attack here.
Jan-09-21  newzild: Great attack by Judit. I managed to find 13...g5!, which is thematic in the Najdorf to plant a knight on e5.
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  agb2002: The pinned pawn on e4 suggests 13... Rxc3 14.bxc3 Qa8 15.Bd2 Ndc5 but I'm not sure whether Black has enough compensation.

Another option is 13... g5 trying to open the h- or g-files.

An alternative is 13... h5 with the idea 14.g5 Ng4 15.Bd2 Qb6.

I don't know but I won a game with a maneuver similar to that starting with Rxc3 a long time ago, so I'd probably play 13... Rxc3.

Jan-09-21  Granny O Doul: Very nice attack, but not really a quiz position.
Jan-09-21  sfm: Fantastic game. I am afraid that 15.-,Kd7!! would never have struck my mind.
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Jan-09-21  catlover: What a great game by Judith Polgar. She demonstrates how black can launch an attack in the Najdorf.

Wish I could say I saw the key moves....

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  Yuridmi: 13. Rae1 started a bad slide for White. Good Old Fritz provides alternatives 13. Nb3, 13. Nce2, and 13. g5 as improvements, each leading to essentially an even position. With 13. Rae1 black has many sharp counterplay options, and superb tactician J. Polgar finds a deadly one.
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  chrisowen: Give pttp h5 no go f5 chord h5 and wrap c3 later no?
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  scruggs: Found this one using the swag method
Jan-09-21  Who is me: What is the ( swag ) method ?
Jan-09-21  Cellist: I only saw 13. ... Rxc3 but was not sure how to follow up. At least I was glad to see that this exchange sacrifice happens later on.
Jan-09-21  dhotts: Judit continually found best moves and Gilberto did not. 13...g5 is highly complex line to execute...Well done to Judit!
Jan-09-21  Refused: missed it.
Kd7 was the move I failed to consider. Neat game.
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  Jimfromprovidence: The thing that white did really badly in the puzzle position looks like 22 Bd4, an understandable move, looking at 23 Bxe5 next.

I took a long look at 22 Nxe6?! instead, below, but got mired in the complications.

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Stockfish (CG provided), still wants black to follow with 22...g3 and exchange queens. The output of that line became really daunting really quickly.

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  scormus: Certainly difficult and I didn't pick 13 ... g5. Instead I followed my "puzzle" instinct and opted for ... Rxc3. The engine rates 13 ... Rxc3 as no better than playable, preferring the more thematic .... g5.

For the follow up it surprisingly (IMO) chooses 14 ... e5 (15 Nde2) instead of ... Ne5 (my choice), but the evals are close. I suppose 14 ... Ne5 forces the WQ to vacate f3 which it judged was a better square for the WN on d4.

Judit must have been close to her peak rating at this time, and her handling of the the B pieces was a masterclass demolition of the English Attack. 15 ... Kd7 was a lovely move, surely planned.

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  chrisowen: Long may your big jab draw ok g5 no no tow tow footsucker no?
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  chrisowen: Yes hmm yeah sorry g5 layer cake not?
Jan-09-21  Scuvy: Block's King step in this game reminds me of the one in Keres -Richter, Munich 1942.
Jan-09-21  Scuvy: Sorry, forgot how to paste the hyperlink in my previous post.
Jan-09-21  alshatranji: I had 13...Rxc3 (the typical sacrifice now), 14.bxc3, 15.Nc5 Bf2, 16.Qa8. Black will smash the center, which seems like enough compensation for the exchange. But I can't be sure. The played position is not quite clear either.
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  ajk68: I was curious what the response was after 14. Nde2. After the first time I ran the computer (short analysis), I played out the moves and I didn't see black winning (although the computer seemed to think it was slightly winning for black). And re-running the engine from the point it last stopped, it saw white as clearly winning. That made me even more curious as to whether black was truly winning after 14. Nde2.

Here is a deeper analysis. I think it takes some very accurate play to win after 14. Nde2. There are lots of ways for black to lose the advantage.

1) -1.85 (34 ply) 14...h5 15.gxh5 gxf4 16.Nxf4 Ne5 17.Qh3 Rg8+ 18.Ng2 d5 19.Be2 Bxa3 20.Nxb5 d4 21.Bxd4 Bxe4 22.Rf2 axb5 23.Bxb5+ Bc6 24.Bxc6+ Rxc6 25.Qh4 Neg4 26.Bxf6 Bc5 27.Bxd8 Bxf2+ 28.Qxf2 Nxf2 29.Bh4 Nh3+ 30.Kh1 Rxc2 31.Bg3 Rxb2 32.Ra1 Rg5 33.h6 Rh5 34.Ne3 Nf2+ 35.Bxf2 Rxf2 36.Ra8+ Kd7 37.Ra7+ Kc6 38.Ng4

2) -1.48 (34 ply) 14...gxf4 15.Bxf4 Rg8 16.h3 Rc5 17.Kh1 Ne5 18.Bxe5 Rxe5 19.Ng3 Reg5 20.Nce2 Qc7 21.Nf4 Nxg4 22.hxg4 Rxg4 23.Ngh5 Qc5 24.Re2 Rg1+ 25.Kh2 Rxf1 26.Qxf1 Rg5 27.b4 Qe5 28.Qf3 f5 29.Kh3 Kd7 30.Nd5 Bxd5 31.exd5 Qxd5 32.Qxd5 Rxh5+ 33.Kg3 f4+ 34.Kxf4 Rxd5 35.Kf3 h5 36.Rg2 h4 37.Be4

3) -1.48 (34 ply) 14...gxf4 15.Bxf4 Rg8 16.h3 Rc5 17.Kh1 Ne5 18.Bxe5 Rxe5 19.Ng3 Reg5 20.Nce2 Qc7 21.Nf4 Nxg4 22.hxg4 Rxg4 23.Ngh5 Qc5 24.Re2 Rg1+ 25.Kh2 Rxf1 26.Qxf1 Rg5 27.b4 Qe5 28.Qf3 f5 29.Kh3 Kd7 30.Nd5 Bxd5 31.exd5 Qxd5 32.Qxd5 Rxh5+ 33.Kg3 f4+ 34.Kxf4 Rxd5 35.Kf3 h5 36.Rg2 h4 37.Be4

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  scruggs: Scientific wild ass guessing
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  Clement Fraud: 7... Qb6 is a much stronger move for Black.
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