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Alexander Motylev vs Judit Polgar
European Club Cup (2002), Halkidiki GRE, rd 7, Sep-28
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  0-1



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Feb-03-04  chessman6555: Suppose 21.Rxd8 Qxd8 22.Qxc3 Bg5+ 23.Kb1 Qd1#
Aug-19-06  KingG: The pawn sacrifice 17...d4! was a nice move to create a massive attack against the White king.
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  plang: 10 e5 was suggested as an improvement as after 10..Ne8 11 Be3..Qc7 12 Bf4 White's position looks preferable. 13 Bc3 was a new move; 13 Be3 had been played previously. A cute variation would have been 15 Nd4..Nxd4 16 Bxd4..Bc5 17 Qe3?..Bxd4 18 Qxd4..Rxc2+!. 20 Qe5 wouldn't have worked due to 20..Nb3+ 21 cxb..Rxc3+ 22 Qxc3..Bg5+ 23 Kc2..Qxf2+. Neither would 21 Qe5..Bf6! 22 Qxf6..Rxc2+ have helped White. 29 f4..Bxf4 30 Qxf4..Qxd3+ 31 Kc1..Qc3+ 32 Kd1..Bb3+ would also have been winning for Black.

Voted the 2nd best game of Informant 85. This is certainly one of Polgar's best games.

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  Sally Simpson: ***

A wonderful game ad a whole new meaning to the term: 'The Double Bishop Sacrifice.'

Black offers the DS Bishop on move 28. The LS Bishop on move 29.

in the final position...

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...both Black Bishop are hanging. Neither can be taken without the White Bishop and Rook going with a check.


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