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Judit Polgar vs Laurent Fressinet
Istanbul Olympiad (2000), Istanbul TUR, rd 9, Nov-06
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: After 28. Re1:

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Note Black cannot trade Queens for defensive purposes with 28 ... Qf4+ 29. Kb1 Qxf6 due to 30. Re8+! Kg7 31. gxf6+ & 32. Rxh8 winning material.

In the game White used the nice Interference motif 29. Be6! which wins the Queen after 29 ... fxe6 30. Rd1 (great quiet move) and now 30 ... Qc8 (or similar) 31. Rd8+ Qxd8 32. Qxd8+ Kg7 33. Qe7+ Kg8 34. Qxe6+ & 35. Qxa6 with a won endgame. Note 30. Rxe6!? allows dangerous counterplay starting with 30 ... Rxc2+.

Feb-09-08  test 10: <tpstar> could not agree more. well played judit /what a class!chose the one you like or both...
Sep-08-14  SpiritedReposte: That is a beautiful combo. Be6 could be a puzzle and we could all say it was easy but along with <tpstars> sideline up there this is one for the textbooks.
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  plang: Fressinet's 10..Nh5 has not scored well for Black; 10..b4 is now considered to be the main line. Black's position looks suspect after 13..Bxd5; perhaps 13..Nxc5 is preferable. 18..0-0 had been played in a few previous games; 18..Nf4 was new. 22..Qb4 23 Qxe5..f6 24 Rxf6..Bxf6 25 gxf would not have helped Black. 24..Ra4 25 Qb8+..Kg7 26 Qe5+..Kg8 27 Be6 would have been strong for White. 29..Rxc2+ 30 Kc1..Rc1+ 31 Rxc1..Qxe6 32 Qxe6..fxe 33 Rc8+..Kg7 34 Rzh8..Kxh8 would have resulted in a winning king and pawn ending for White.

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