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Judit Polgar vs Vladimir Kramnik
Corus Group A (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-17
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-17-05  themindset: considering judit's record against kramnik, this is a good result for her.
Jan-17-05  Milo: Reminds me a little of the first game of Kramnik-Leko.
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  offramp: I just can't help feelong tha JP could have done better somewhere. Could she ever habe doubled rook along the 7th?
Jan-17-05  hintza: <Milo> Yes, I was reminded of Kramnik-Leko game 1 once Judit had simplified to the postion with Queen against two rooks. Improvements for Judit are hard to find; she will be pleased with a draw against Kramnik, something of a nemesis to her, despite the latter's poor recent from and alleged health concerns, which I am inclined to believe are as serious as some have indicated.
Jan-17-05  arielbekarov: It was a great game though, and enormously thrilling to kibitz ! It was quite nice to predict some moves, before the last ones. It will be a good endgame study !

I really hope that Kramnik is in good health, because today he showed that he will be dangerous for anyone. And Judit Polgar is doing just fine !

It's needed two for such a great game !!

Jan-17-05  amuralid: Great game. I was tense and thought Kramnik was worse off from move 20 onwards. Amazing how these GMs accurately assess positions.
Jan-17-05  Jafar219: Vladimir Kramnik beat Judit Polgar 19 to 0, with 15 draws.*
Jan-17-05  nfazli: great game,but what I dont undrestand why Kramnik agree to draw ,there is a game in data base (chigorin and janowski)black with two rooks and a pawn won...can someone explain?
Jan-17-05  hintza: <nfazli> Judit has perpetual check in the final position. Kramnik's decision not to play in is therefore justified.
Jan-17-05  Swapmeet: Black can't escape perpetual after Qh5+, Kg8, Qd5+, Kf8, Qd8+, and all the black king can do is move up and down the f-file, or go back the other way.
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  offramp: <Jafar219: Vladimir Kramnik beat Judit Polgar 19 to 0, with 15 draws.>

And here is the result of a different opponent: Alexey Shirov beat Judit Polgar 13 to 9, with 14 draws

Jan-18-05  coffee monster: Kasparov Kibitzed live on this game at PlayChess, here's a complete transcript of what he said with a fraction of the other comments added for clarity:

<Garry Kasparov (Observers): yes it's garry kasparov here \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): i'm not playing at corus because FIDE planned match with kasim in Dubai in January \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): I wish i could be there now but thx to fide i'm only watching this great event on-line \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): but i'll play in linares for sure \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): linares starts at feb 22 \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): linares field is - anand, topalov, adams, vallejo, leko, kasim and myself>

later after 28...Qg8

<Garry Kasparov (Observers): qe4 rc3 00 \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): or 00 immediately>

later after 34. Rh6

<Garry Kasparov (Observers): draw \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): r1c2 rh7 etc \\
Harikrishna (Observers): what about qf7? \\
Garry Kasparov (Observers): qf7 qb8 qf8 rh7 kg8 qb3 \\ Harikrishna (Observers): rf7 \\
Garry Kasparov (Observers): rf7 bh7 \\
Super_GM (Observers): bh7? \\
Harikrishna (Observers): Mr kasparov you have played rh7 \\ Super_GM (Observers): lol \\
Garry Kasparov (Observers): rf7 then bh7 \\
Super_GM (Observers) you have rook on h7 \\
Super_GM (Observers) take ur own rook? \\
Garry Kasparov (Observers): i,m talking about rf7 now!!! \\ Harikrishna (Observers): qf7 qb8 qf8 rh7 kg8 qb3 rf7 \\ Super_GM (Observers): thought you were sayin in the line harikrisha was giving \\ Garry Kasparov (Observers): if yuo play qf7 then qb8 qf8 rh7 kg8 qb3 rf7 and then rh5>

Interestingly Fritz thinks otherwise with regards to Rh5, maybe he just made a typo as Rh4 seems to hold or maybe he just wasn't enjoying the PlayChess experience.

Jan-18-05  admiralnemo: nice to see that kramnik has started to play the sveshnikov again. najdorf wasn't working out for him as well.
Jan-20-05  aw1988: A grandious Sveshnikov battle!
Jan-20-05  sergeidave: Why not 33. Rf1?? whit this move Judit would've kept an extra piece, no?
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  tamar: <sergeidave> 33 Rf1 Rf8xf1+ 34 Bxf1 Qf8! would be a great defensive move, winning the bishop on f1 and attacking the rook on d6.
Jan-20-05  notsodeepthought: <sergeidave> 33 ... Rf:f1+ 34 B:f1 Qf8 and black will regain the piece
Jan-23-05  mulondabl: great game for JP

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