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Judit Polgar vs Michael Adams
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005), San Luis ARG, rd 9, Oct-08
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Judit Polgar vs Michael Adams (2005)
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  Chessical: An extremely theoretical game. Adams follows existing Marshall Attack theory until <23...Qxg2+>. Previously <23...f5> was played.

<23...Qxg2+> does not seem to be any improvement on previous play, and may be worse. It seems that Adams is fighting for a draw after the exchange of Q's.

Is <37.Ra7> worth a try?

Oct-08-05  csmath: Marshall gambit proves its drawishness one more time.

This is not something Judit should be playing against elite player if she wants to win. One of the strategic anti-Marshalls is certainly better choice.

Dec-12-05  babakova: I read somewhere that 8.c3 is one of the biggest weaknesses in the top hungarian players repertoire, Almasi,Leko,Polgar... They all play it exclusively. As a result they more often than not run into the marshall gambit.
Dec-12-05  KingG: The anti-Marshalls are quite drawish as well. It could be that in a few years time, if you want to play for a win with White, you'll have to avoid the Ruy. The Petroff is already making 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 quite drawish anyway.
Dec-12-05  babakova: Absolute top chess is drawish overall but I would say that in <2600 chess there is plenty of room to play pretty much any opening.
Dec-12-05  KingG: <babakova> Yes, of course. I was talking about 2650+.
Feb-01-13  TangoJoseph: nice picture

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