Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Judit Polgar
"Surya Want to Play That?" (game of the day Jul-18-2011)
World Team Championship (2011), Ningbo CHN, rd 1, Jul-17
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 10 times; par: 97 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 2,000 more games of Ganguly
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-18-11  andrewjsacks: Judit at her best, and very nice to see.
Jul-18-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: GOTD in one day?
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: Judith has a wonderful multidimensional position. Surya cannot think of an immediate resource. Advance of the 'd' pawn escalates the problem. The Q cannot move away because Black Q will pick away the f3 R with impunity.
Jul-18-11  superparrot: Yet another reason why Polgar is one of my favorite players.
Jul-18-11  GlennOliver: I don't currently have any electronic aids with which to work through the analysis, but

59. Rg4

seems to have good chances for the draw.

Your thoughts?

Jul-18-11  ColeTrane: a gangly attack on ganguly . . . now we've made fun of her first and last name
Jul-18-11  ColeTrane: but seriously, this is a Black Lion defense.
Jul-18-11  I play the Fred: <now we've made fun of her first and last name>

<His> first and last name.

Jul-18-11  Elrathia Kingi: <GlennOliver> After 59.Rg4, Rxg4 60.hxg4 e4 61.Rh3, black has a powerful pair of passed pawns. Something like ...Qc6 21.Rh4 e3, and black has a nice advantage. Trading queens will almost certainly result in a black win, and the doubled pawns on g will easily fall.
Jul-18-11  SimonWebbsTiger: @coltrane

we haven't said: Judit put a squeeze on Ganguly's bits.

Jul-18-11  marwanredman123: Masterpiece by wonderful Polgar
Jul-18-11  GlennOliver: Thanks for the analysis, EK.

I'll look forward to playing your line through in a few days time.

Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: With all of the rook and queen acxtion-it took a pawn to decide it...
Premium Chessgames Member
  chrisowen: Lustful pawn the a judging Ganguly d2 it between the halls well done. Ji pluck rf3 overloading queen feed me d3 more going like clappers. Home run h5 61 lump black ash. Ok ram hows peg bowl one for free!
Jul-18-11  SimonWebbsTiger: can anyone tell me what language <chrisowen> speaks and are there classes?
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: For your erudite study and a scholarly peregrination into the past!

click for larger view

What Judit does to Ganguly towards the end of this game happened 240 years ago and was was done by Robert Bownas Wormald to his opponent, Jon Owen.

Owen vs R Wormald, 1868

click for larger view

White resigned but see what comes up when he tries to play on.

32. Rxf1 dxe3
creates the same dilemma for White as forced upon Ganguly by Judit - a lone advancing pawn and paralyzed defending onlookers!

All thanks to <CG>.

Jul-18-11  solskytz: a most enlightening post, sent to us by magic, straight from the year 2108.
Jul-18-11  DrMAL: 240 years 143 years either way it's a long walk errm peregrination from Ningbo to London!
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: A typo. That ought to have been 140 and not 240.
Jul-18-11  WhiteRook48: that is an awesome total smash of white's defenses
Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: Here is a puzzle, a legacy of Robert Bownas Wormald, its original composer. I found it in, a puzzle publishing site.

The puzzle is to the credit of elpafio(a pseudonym), who regularly puts out quality puzzles.

A simple solution but it impressed me a lot via its peculiar characteristics; two of the attacking pieces that make forcing moves are themselves forced to self-destruct in the process of achieving a mate.

click for larger view

W to move and mate in 3.

Jul-21-11  Everett: <SimonWebbsTiger> some of his earlier posts were somewhat understandable, but he has refined his style, transforming it into the highest form of gibberish. It is entertaining.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <sevenseaman> I dunno why did you paste this puzzle here, and it is not even a particularly beautiful puzzle in my opinion, but, at least, it is interesting. The solution in base64 encoding is:


I encoded not to reveal the solution for anyone who wants to solve it.

And now for something ontopic: I can't see why this game belongs to the GOTD archive, even the pun is one of the worst in CG history, but it was interesting how 59.Rf3?? was punished immediately.

Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: It's all Greek to me. 7C is long gone. You might have to give hints.

But hey, Jerry's 2018 video is good as usual. He explains the "what if's" well.

search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Jan-14-18 Penguincw: Video analysis of this game
from Video link kibitz put Fredthebear in new century by fredthebear
12...h5/ 15...h4
from 88 \\ ... h5! wins - middlegame strategy by whiteshark
July 18: Surya Want to Play That?
from Game of the Day 2011 by Phony Benoni
Wonderful Polgar
from marwanredman123's favorite games 5 by marwanredman123
World Chess Team Championship, Ningbo 2011 Rd.1
from Selected Tournaments and Favorite Games (2011) a by partien
ChessNetwork Videos
by Penguincw
Sicilian Paulsen : Black Wins
by ISeth
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 0-1 Pins by Heavy Pieces
from Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen Poked Fredthebear by fredthebear
by whiteshark
Sicilian Taimanov inspirations
by queencharlotte
Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen Poked Fredthebear
by Patca63
Polgar Power Originally Compiled by wanabe2000
by Patca63
Polgar Power Originally Compiled by wanabe2000
by rpn4
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 24
by 0ZeR0

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC