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Judit Polgar vs Hans Klip
"Klipped Wings" (game of the day Oct-28-2020)
NED-chT (1990), Nijmegen NED, rd 6, Feb-03
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0



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Mar-10-04  InspiredByMorphy: 26.Qxc7 27.Bxd4 Rd8
and where is whites attack, having not gained a piece back?
Mar-10-04  Brian Watson: I think 26..Qxc7 27.Rc1 and there are many possible variations from there, but it looks difficult for black.
Mar-10-04  Calli: Yeah, difficult, but I kind of agree that he should play on a few more moves.
Mar-10-04  drukenknight: the game is actually pretty even after:

26. Rc1 Nc6
27. Ne4 a6
28. Qd1 Qe7
29. f3 Re8
30. Qa4

Mar-10-04  Calli: <DK> Yes, so 26.Bxd4 Re8 27.Ne4 is more of an advantage for white.
Mar-10-04  Brian Watson: 25..Qxc7 26.Rc1 Nc6 27.b5 fxg3 28.bxc6 gh+ 29.Kh1 bc -- surely white is better?
Mar-11-04  InspiredByMorphy: 25. ... Qxc7
26. Rc1 Qe7
27. Bxd4 Re8
28. Re1 Nc6
29. Qxe7 Rxe7
30. Rxe7 Nxe7
31. Be5+ Kc8
32. Bxf4
and draws

25. ... Qxc7
26. Bxd4 Re8
27. Ne4 Nd7
28. Bc3 a5
29. bxa5 Ra6
30. Rb1 Nf6
31. Bxf6 Rxf6
32. a6 Rb6
and wins

Nov-25-04  sneaky pete: White off course played 24.Rac1 .. as in the duplicate Judit Polgar vs H Klip, 1990.

After 24... Kb8? (.. Re8 is better) 25.Rxc7 Qxc7 26.Bxd4 .. wins easily. 26... Re8 27.Bxe5 Rxe5 28.Qxe5 Qxe5 29.Rxe5 .. etc or 26... Nc6 27.Bxh8 fxg3 28.Qe8+ Qc8 29.Be5+ .. etc.

Feb-26-09  thickhead: After 25... Qxc7 26 Rc1 Qe7 27 Bxd4 Re8 28 Ne4 Nd7 white plays 29 Nc5!! Poor replies:
(1) 29... Qxe2 30 Nxd7 mate
(2) 29... Nxc5 30 Bxc5 Now
30... Qxe2 31 Bd6 mate
or 30... Qd7 31 Qxe8 Qxe8 32 Bd6 mate
Only serious reply seems to be 29...b6
This is refuted by
30 Nxd7+ Qxd7
31 Be5+ Kb7
32 Qe4+ Ka6
33 a4 Now it is obvious that 33...Qxa4 loses but black can try 33... Rac8 after 34 b5+ Ka5 White should not try 35 Bc3+ because of 35...Rxc3 but should play 35 Rxc8 followed by 36 Bc3+
Feb-28-09  thickhead: A pretty line is
25... Qxc7
26 Rc1 Qe7
27 Bxd4 Re8
28 Ne4 Nd7
29 Nc5 b6
30 Na6+ Kb7
31 b5 Rac8
32 Qf3+ Qe4
33 Rc8 etc
An interesting position arises after 25.... Qxc7 26 Rc1 Nc6 27 b5 fxg3 28 bxc6 gxf2+ 29 Kf1 Now
(a)29... Qxh2 30 c7+ Qxc7 31Rxc7 wins
(b)29... bxc6 30 Bxd4 wins
Mar-02-09  thickhead: sneaky pete seems to be right in that 24 Rac1 was actually played since Judit would like to control both c and f files. In that case there is no scope for further analysis.That justifies prompt resignation. In addition if you search for Klip's games, only the game with 24 Rac1 appears which means that is the authentic move.
Oct-28-20  ajile: 27.Ne4? in the 26..Re8 line?

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. +- (5.75): 27.Bxe5
2. +- (3.17): 27.Qxe5 Rxe5 28.Bxe5 fxg3 29.Bxg3 Kc8 30.Bxc7 Kxc7 31.Re7+ Kc6 32.Kf1 Rd8 33.Ke2 h5 34.Re6+ Kb5 35.Rxg6 Re8+ 36.Kf1 Ka4 37.Rg7 Rb8 38.Rh7

And 27.Ne4 is this:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. ± (0.82): 27...a5 28.Bc5 Ra6 29.d4 Nd7 30.f3 Nxc5 31.dxc5 axb4

2. ± (0.84): 27...b6 28.Bb2 Qf7 29.Rc1 Qe6 30.b5 h6 31.h3 h5 32.a4

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  Messiah: What an absolutely horrible pun for a game that features literally NOTHING of interest! Bitter!
Oct-28-20  Brenin: After 25 ... Qxc7, 26 Bxd4 is a clear win for White, but as Black I would have played another move or two in the hope of 26 Rc1 Qe7 27 Bxd4 Re8, when Black survives, though very uncomfortably. But then I play in much less exalted circles, where players (especially my opponents) never know when it is time to resign.
Oct-28-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: <Brenin> -- it's actually a good pun, because the loser played a Bird variation.

As for the game -- Black should have tried harder to connect his rooks.

Oct-28-20  mrknightly: Forgive me, but I have a non-chess question. For the past several months, I have been getting pop-up ads at the bottom of my computer screen on this website. The problem is that the ads cover the moves. I can "x" out of the ads, but they come back in a few moments. It is so damned irritating. Can "" folks get this changed so that the ads do not cover the moves?
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  WannaBe: <mrknightly> I have a suggestion...

Try ABP Ad blocker (if you use Chrome), being that I am prem member, I don't see the ads, but I also have ABP extension with my browser, and that also helps with other web sites.

Oct-28-20  mrknightly: <WannaBe> Thanks for your suggestions, but I use Firefox, and am not a premium member.
Oct-28-20  mrfuddington: Yeah I am not understanding these lines, it is very early mind you but is not 25...Qxc7 26. Bxed4 Re8 27. Bxe5 not instantly winning? All I can see is 27...Rxe5 28. Qxe5 Qxe5 (...fxg3 29. Qh8+) 29. Rxe5 Kc7 (...fxg3 Re8+) 30. Ne4

I am going to guess that the moves were recorded wrong initially and then later fixed?

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  MissScarlett: My suggestion is become a premium member, or wait two months and hope for the best: Santa Claus
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  eternaloptimist: The Bird Variation of the Ruy Lopez is similar to the Sicilian Defense in that lines open up quickly & it’s normally not a wise idea to pussyfoot around. In this game Klip pussyfooted around & paid the price for it. He opened up lines quickly but didn’t occupy them soon enough & lost the game. Here’s a game in which Carlsen (who won the World Championship about 9 months earlier) lost w/ black in a Bird Variation to the Croatian GM Saric.: I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014 Carlsen didn’t pussyfoot around but he lost the game nevertheless. To my knowledge Carlsen hasn’t played the black side of it since this game
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  Check It Out: Pussyfoot: next band name.

All-female punk rock band with a male manager, a la Kim Fowley.

Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: <Check It Out> Indeed “Pussyfoot“ sounds like a good name for an all-female punk rock band

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