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David Navara vs Petr Polak
"Navara Dull Moment" (game of the day Feb-03-2015)
Komercni Banka Open (1996), Pardubice CZE, rd 4, Jul-15
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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Jul-15-11  Garech: Another superb game from Navara! I'm going to nominate this one for GOTD.


Jul-16-11  Shams: "Pole-axed"?
Jul-16-11  Shams: These positions are so tricky for black. He gets a ton of center pawns and the bishop pair, but both are difficult to make use of, as is the half-open g-file. Great stuff from a young Navara indeed.
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  perfidious: When I played the Najdorf in the late 1970s, they always chose 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.g4 or 10.Bd3.

It's usually desirable for Black to avoid ....e5 in these structures, but maybe it was a better choice, as White too has made a concession in playing Nxc6, strengthening Black's centre.

Jul-16-11  aneeshnair2007: The pinning of rook with a queen sacrifice was fantastic....and it won him the game !!
Feb-03-15  villageboy: Great game and Excellent pun!
Feb-03-15  dunican: The pun has already been used:
Navara vs Ganguly, 2011

The combination is great, indeed. Navara was just 11 at that time.

Feb-03-15  morfishine: Sparkling game by White! The quality of the opposition and obvious mishandling of the position go a long towards explaining the collapse


Feb-03-15  blackburne: 11 años tenía el Sr. Navara
Feb-03-15  goodevans: After <23...Qxe2 24.Qxg7+ Rxg7 25.Nxe2 Rxg2> doesn't black pick up the h-pawn too to leave white with just a small advantage? It doesn't seem to matter much either whether white plays <25.f6+> first before taking the Q.
Feb-03-15  zweigeltrebe: After <23...Qxe2?> White has got <24.Qxd6+!> and wins immediately.
Feb-03-15  sshhhh: The CG page for Petr Polak is intriguing. The bio note says that he is two players, yet he's only played one game.

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