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Judit Polgar vs Jose Luis Fernandez Garcia
Basque Country vs. World Rapid (2003) (rapid), Santurtzi ESP, rd 6, May-03
Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Main Line (B05)  ·  1-0

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Nov-20-03  Benjamin Lau: 24. Rd7!! A hard move to find in blitz! I think this is what happens:

24. Rd7!! Kxd7 25. Qxb7+ Kd8 26. Rd1+ Bd6 27. Rd6#

24. Rd7!! Kxd7 25. Qxb7+ Ke6 26. Qd5+ Ke7 27. Qd6#

24. Rd7!! Re7 25. Qc7#

24. Rd7!! Bd6 25. Qb7#

Nov-21-03  ughaibu: Benjamin Lau: In your last two lines there's a mate on b7 on move 25. She must've had this move in mind several moves before or she wouldn't have gone for the capture on f3.
Jul-13-04  notyetagm: Actually the third line allow 4 mates in one: 24 Rd7!! Re7

25 Qxb7# (Queen support mate)
25 Qc7# (Queen support mate)
25 Qd8# (backrank mate)
25 Rd8# (Queen in R+B mate)

Dec-23-04  notyetagm: Notice how similar this ending is to this game: Judit Polgar vs Xie Jun, 1996. In both games <Judit deflects the overworked enemy king so that her queen can gain access to an important square near the enemy king>, which wins the game instantly. In this game 24 ♖d7! deflects the enemy king from the b7 square and then mate will be forced after the White queen takes b7. In the Xie Jun game it's the final move ♗h7+! which deflects the enemy king from the f7 square, after which mate is forced after the queen takes f7. Exact same pattern, 2 GMs defeated.

These two games explicitly show you <how dangerous it is to allow the enemy queen to sit next to your king>. She needs to be removed immediately.

Apr-04-05  notyetagm: 24 ♖d7!! is one of my favorite moves of all-time. It is a quiet move, neither check nor capture, but it forces mate in all lines. The Black king is <deflected from the b7 square> because it also has to guard the d7 square from a rook invasion, hence it is overworked. Simply beautiful.

Whenever I think of a king deflection I think of this example. Another great one was played by the famed attacker Spielmann in Spielmann vs Przepiorka, 1906. In that game, the overworked enemy king is <deflected from the h7 square> (23 ♗xf7+!!, 24 ♖xf7, 25 ♕xh7+).

May-21-07  notyetagm: 24 ♖d7!!
Mar-29-08  notyetagm: 24 ♖d1-d7!!

Wow!

Mar-29-08  sallom89: < notyetagm> i see how this game is interesting to :P well played by Judit.
May-10-09  notyetagm: 24 ?


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24 ♖d1-d7!! 1-0


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GM Judit Polgar's 24 ♖d1-d7!! is my favorite example in my Game Collection: King deflection: -two- loose squares near king.

Jul-23-09
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  fm avari viraf: A bolt from the blue 24.Rd7 which finishes off Black in all variations.
Jul-17-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: QUEEN ARRIVAL: *TWO* LOOSE SQUARES NEAR KING
Mar-15-13  notyetagm: Judit Polgar vs J Fernandez Garcia, 2003

Game Collection: KING DEFLECTION: *TWO* LOOSE SQUARES NEAR KING 24 Rd7!! Kxd7 25 Qxb7+ deflects Black c8-king from b7, mating

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