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Xie Jun vs Judit Polgar
Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women) (1988), Thessaloniki GRE, rd 4, Nov-16
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47)  ·  0-1

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  Jonathan Sarfati: A sensation: the 18yo Xie, who would become Women's World Champ 3 years later, loses to 12yo Polgár:

1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.♘xd4 ♘c6 5.♘c3 ♕c7 6.♗e2 a6 7.O-O ♘f6 8.♔h1 ♘xd4 9.♕xd4 ♗c5 10.♕d3 h5 11.f4 ♘g4 12.♕g3 b5 13.♗xg4 hxg4 14.♕xg4 ♗b7 15.♕e2 b4 16.♘d1 ♔e7 17.♗e3 ♗xe3 18.♕xe3 ♖h4 19.h3 ♖ah8 20.♔g1 g5 21.fxg5 ♗xe4 22.♕f2? (22.♘f2 ♗f5 23.♖ad1±)
22...f5!! -+ 23.gxf6+ ♔f7 24.♕e3 ♗xg2! 25.♕g5
(25.♔xg2 ♖g8+ 26.♔f2 ♕xc2+ 27.♕e2 ♖g2+)
25...♖4h7
(25...♖g8? 26.♕xh4 ♗d5+ 27.♔f2 ♖g2+ 28.♔e3 ♕e5+ 29.♔d3 ♕e2+ 30.♔d4 ♕c4+ 31.♔e5 ♖e2+) 26.♔xg2 ♖g8 27.♕xg8+ ♔xg8 28.♘e3 ♕c6+ 29.♔g3 ♕d6+ 30.♖f4 ♖xh3+ 31.♔xh3 ♕xf4 32.♘g4 e5 33.♖g1 ♔f7 34.♖g2 ♕f3+ 35.♔h2 d6 36.♖g3 ♕f4 37.c3 bxc3 38.bxc3 ♕d2+ 39.♔h3 ♕xa2 40.♖f3 ♕d2 41.♔h4 e4 42.♖e3 ♕g2 43.♔g5 ♔e6 44.c4 a5 45.♔f4 ♕f1+ 46.♔xe4 ♕xc4+ 47.♔f3+ ♔f5 48.♖e5+ ♔g6 49.♖e7 ♕d3+ 50.♔f4 ♕f5+ 51.♔g3 ♔h5 52.♖g7 a4 53.♖g8 ♕d3+ (53...♕d3+ 54.♔f2 ♕c2+ 55.♔e1 ♕b1+ 56.♔f2 ♕a2+ 57.♔g3 ♕xg8) 0-1

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