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The Chess Greats of the World

JUDIT POLGAR
Copyright © by CAISSA KFf

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Kecskemet 2006
THE CHESS GREATS OF THE
WORLD

JUDIT POLGAR

Edited by
Daniel Lovas

CAISSA CHESS BOOKS


Dear reader, this is an interactive
book. It contains 50 chess diagrams , each
showing a critical position in which a
very strong move follows. You can also
take part in the interesting chess fights by
trying to find the moves in question. The
game itself is always shown on the page
after the diagram.
The Caree r of Judit Polgar

The appearance of the Hungarian Polgar sisters


- Zsuzsa, Judit and Zsofia - in the mid-1980s
has brought a turn in the judgement of female
chess players. Of them, Zsuzsa was the tlrst to
prove that she is an opponent of equal rank for
any of the male Grandmasters. But it was Judit
who got farthest, ranked 8th on the men's 2005
rating list with her 2735, and was given a
chance to play in Argentina for the male World
Champion title.
Judit Polgar was born on 23rd July, 1976, in
Budapest. The ambitious father and the family
background had, in fact, predestined her for a
chess player's career. She studied privately, and
from her early girlhood - along with her two
sisters, Zsuzsa and Zs6fia - she has been play­
ing chess almost all day long.
Her first tournament successes were record­
ed from 1984. She appeared on the scene of

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international interest at the age of 12, when at
the 1988 Thessaloniki Chess Olympiad she
scored 12.5 points out of 13 games. Together
with her two sisters they became female
Olympic Champions under Hungary's colours.
In 1991, at the age of 15, Judit won the
Super-Hungarian Men's Championship. When
she earned the male International Grandmaster
title, she was a month younger than Bobby
Fischer had been at the time of earning it.
In the early 1990s, she had practically burst
into the international vanguard of men. In 1992,
in Madrid, she came second behind Karpov, in
Hastings she finished joint first. In 1993 she
defeated ex world champion Boris Spassky in a
match. She finished in the first three in several
high-ranking grandmaster tournaments. In
1998. in a rapid chess match, she won against
Anatoly Karpov, FIDE World Champion of that
time. In the same year, being the first female
ever to do it, she won the USA Open
Championship.

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In 2001, after stepping over to the new mil­
lennium, she was awarded the World Chess
Oscar, offered to the most successful woman
chess player of the 2 0th century. In this year she
won two tournaments, and was runner-up in
Linares, behind Kasparov. In 2 002, as a member
of the 'World' team, she even defeated the
active male world champion in a game - a feat
that no female chess player besides her has ever
managed to accomplish before. In this same
year, in Benidorrn, she won a tournament ahead
of two world champions. At the Bled Chess
Olympiad she was the most successful player of
the silver medalist Hungarian men's selected
team.
It was on the January 2003 FIDE rating list
that she achieved the magic 2700. Soon she
became one of the strongest 10 chess players of
the world. In the meantime she endeavoured to
bring her life to perfection and live up to the
sacred obligation of women, motherhood, too.
With her husband, who is a veterinary surgeon,

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they created a family home in the Hungarian
capital, Budapest. In 2004 their first child, a
boy. was born. A couple of months later, early
in 2005, she was invited to the eight-participant
World Championship Final to San Luis, where
"he did more palely, presumably on account of
the rather long interruption.
But Judil Polgar, with her abundant experi­
ences and at the peak of her knowledge, is even
now persistently preparing for further fights.
The Princess of Chess, who, although only 30 at
the publication of this book, has already a most
succesful career behind her, plays in a wholly
original attacking style. Her spectacular games,
abounding in ideas, her amazing. sparkingly
original combinations thrill millions of chess
players all over the world.
Dear reader, take delight in all the beauties
of the royal game, and think together with the
strongest female chess player of the world!

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Game 1
An Unexpected Blow

J. Polgar - Angelova (WIM)


Thessaloniki Olympiad 1988
White to play: 17?

9
Game 1
J. Polgar - Angelova (WIM)
Thessaloniki Olympiad 1988
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 M fr6 3 �b5 g6 4 0-0 �g7 5


c3 e5 6 d4 exd4 7 cxd4 �d4 8 �d4
cxd4 9 e5 fle7 10 �g5 0-0 11 IMixd4 fr6
12 IMih4 IMib6 13 fr3 �xe5 14 Hae1 �xc3
15 bxc3 IMixb5 16 IMih6 IMif5 17 1Mixf8t

1-0

10
Game 2
Resurrecting a Piece

J. Polgar· M. Sadler (GM)


Hastings 1988/89

White to play: 40 ?

11
Game 2
J. Polgar M. Sadler (GM)
-

Hastings 1 988/89
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 �d4 a6 5 �d3


�6 6 0-0 d6 7 �e3 �e7 8 c4 0-0 9 ft3 Wic7
1 0 �cl flbd7 1 1 b3 b6 1 2 f3 �b7 1 3 Wiel
IUe8 1 4 Wif2 �ac8 1 5 �fdl �f8 1 6 �f1 �a8
1 7 g4 g6 1 8 flde2 Wib7 1 9 g5 flh5 20 flg3
flg7 21 h4 �b8 22 �e2 f5 23 h5 gxh5 24 Wih2
h4 25 Wixh4 fle5 26 flh5 �h5 27 Wixh5 Wig7
28 �d4 f4 29 wf2 �c6 30 a4 �e7 31 fla2 a5
32 �c3 �bd8 33 �d4 �b8 34 �c3 Wig6 35
�1 �b7 36 �cgl �d8 37 ftl �f8 38 fld3
�d3t 39 �xd3 e5 40 cS bxc5 41 �c4t wg7
42 Wih6t Wixh6 43 �xh6 �e7 44 �ghl �h8 45
g6 �g5 46 �xh7t fuh7 47 �xh7t wxg6 48
�xb7 �xb7 49 �xa5 wh5 50 �c7 �c8 51 a5
wh4 52 a6 d5 53 a7
1 -0

12
Game 3
Point of Invasion

J. PolgarH. Ree (GM)


-

Amsterdam 1989
White to play: 14?

13
Game 3
J. Polgar H. Ree (GM)
-

Amsterdam 1989
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 cS 2 tfJf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 tfJxd4 tfJf6 S


fr3 d6 6 �e2 @.e7 7 0--00-0 8 �e3 a6 9
f4 Y}}c7 10 g4 ft e8 l l gS tfJfd7 12 �hS g6
13 �g4 fr6 14 tfJxe6 fxe6 IS @.xe6 t wh8
16 ills Y}}b8 17 ;;'f7 HfS 18 @.d4 t tfJdeS 19
tfJxe7 tfJxe7 20 fxeS dxeS 21 �cS wg7 22
@.xe7 Y}}a7 t 23 whl �h3 24 Y}}f3

1-0

14
Game 4
King in the Jug

J. Polgar - L. Polugaevsky (GM)


Aruba 1991
White to play: 34 ?

IS
Game 4
J. Polgar L. Polugaevsky (GM)
-

Match, Aruba 1991


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 ili3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 �d4 ili6 5


�3 a6 6 f4 e6 7 �d3 b5 8 tM/f3 �b7 9 g4 �6
10 �c6 �xc6 11 a3 �e7 12 �e3 fld7 13
0-0-0 tM/c7 14 h4 tM/b7 15 �d4 0-0 16 g5
Hfe8 17 h5 b4 18 axb4 tM/xb4 19 &2 �5 20
g6 fxg6 21 hxg6 h6 22 �dgl Hac8 23 wbl
'
�d3 24 cxd3 tM/b3 25 �c3 e5 26 �1 tM/e6 27
tM/e3 �f8 28 f5 tM/f6 29 �el d5 30 �h4 tM/d6 31
f6 He6 32 nt wh8 33 tM/g3 �a4 34 �6
Hxcl t 35 Hxcl Hxf6 36 �cgl Hfl t 37 �xf1
dxe4 38 Hfgl tM/xd3t 39 tM/xd3 exd3 40 Hel
�c2t 4 1 wcl
1-0

16
Game 5
Tactical Finesse

J. Polgar - V. Anand (GM)


New Delhi 1991

White to play: 20 ?

17
Game 5
J. Polgar V. Anand (GM)
-

New Delhi 1991


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 M d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 �d4 �f6 5


fr3 a6 6 �c4 e6 7 �b3 �bd7 8 �g5 fr5
9 �e2 �e7 10 0-0--0 �xe4 11 �xe7
�c3 12 �xd8 �e2+ 13 �e2 wxd8 14
Hxd6+ we7 15 Hd2 �xb3+ 16 axb3 �d7
17 �4 Hhd8 18 Hel �e8 19 f4 Hd5 20
�e6 Hxd2 21 �d4+ wf6 22 wxd2 Hd8 23
c3 �c6 24 g4 h6 25 He5 �g2 26 we3 g5
27 wf2 �d5 28 h4 gxf4 29 Hh5 �e4 30
Hxh6+ �g6 31 h5
1-0

18
Game 611
Splendid Teamwork

J. Polgar V. Ivanchuk (GM)


-

Amber-rapidplay, Monte Carlo 1995


White to play: 26 ?

19
Game 61 1
J. Polgar V. Ivanchuk (GM)
-

Amber-rapidplay, Monte Carlo 1995


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 cS 2 M d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 fud4 flf6 S


flc3 a6 6 f4 eS 7 M flbd7 8 a4 rJie7 9
rJid3 0-0 10 0-0 flcs 11 wh1 exf4 12
rJixf4 rJig4 13 tMJe1 He8 14 Hd1 tMJaS IS
tMJg3 Had8 16 rJid2 tMJb6 17 as tMJa7 18 rJie3
tMJb8 19 rJixcS dxcS 20 eS rJixf3 21 Hxf3
flhS 22 tMJh3 g6 23 g4 flg7 24 He1 fle6 2S
fle4 tMJxeS 26 Hxt7

20
Game 612
A King Under Fire

J. Polgar V. Ivanchuk (GM)


-

Amber-rapidplay, Monte Carlo 1995


White to play: 29 ?

21
Game 6/2
J. Polgar V. Ivanchuk (GM)
-

Amber-rapidplay, Monte Carlo 1995


Sicilian Defence

26... �g5 27 �g5 �xel t 28 �f1 h5


29 �b3 c4 30 �xc4 Hc8 31 HfSt wg7 32
�g8t

1- 0

22
Game 7
Back Rank Trouble

J. Polgar V. Topalov (GM)


-

Dortmund 1996

White to play: 27 ?

23
Game 7
J. Polgar V. Topalov (GM)
.

Dortmund 1996
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �3 �6 3 f4 g6 4 �3 �g7 5 �b5
�4 6 �d3 d6 7 �xd4 cxd4 8 �2 �6 9 0-0
0-0 10 Y:Ye 1 �7 11 �c4 d5 12 exd5 �b6 13
d3 fuc4 14 dxc4 b5 15 Y:Yf2 bxc4 16 fud4
Y:Yxd5 17 �e3 a5 18 c3 �d8 19 Y:Yc2 e6 20
�adl Y:Yh5 21 �6 �xdl 22 �xdl �b7 23
�7t c;!)h8 24 �d7 Y:Yb5 25 Y:Yd2 �d5 26 He7
�e4 27 �8 Y:Yd5 28 ili6 c;!)g8 29 fuc4 �b8
30 Y:Yxd5 exd5 31 �a7 Has 32 �d6 �bl 33
fun �xa2 34 �g5 �e8 35 �d4 �h6 36 fuh7

1-0

24
Game 8
Knight Is a Tricky Piece

J. Polgar N. Short (GM)


-

Dortmund 1997
White to play: 32 ?

25
Game 8
J. Polgar N. Short (GM)

Dortmund 1997
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 �d4 IWb6 5


flb3 a6 6 flc3 d6 7 �f4 �6 8 IWd2 �e7 9
0-0-0 0-0 10 g4 �g4 11 �gl fle5 12IWe2
IWc7 13 �e3 b5 14 f4 flc4 15 �d4 g6 16IWh5
fld7 17 IWh6 �f6 18 �d3 �xd4 19 �d4 �e8
20 �h3 m 21 e5 d5 22 �d3 �e5 23 fxe5
IWxe5 24IWh4 �b7 25 �f3 �ac8 26 flce2 �c7
27 �f6 �ee7 28 <j)d2 �ed7 29 a3 <j)g7 30 �4
�c8 31 �g5 IWc7 32 flrxe6t �e6 33 �xe6
IWaSt 34 b4 IWxa3 35 �5t <j)g8 36 �7t
�xe7 37 �xe7IWc3t 38 <j)e2 d4 39IWf4

1-0

26
Game 9
Rook on the Rampage

J. Polgar V. Anand (GM)


-

Dos Hennanas 1999


White to play: 3D ?

27
Game 9
J. Polgar V. Anand (GM)
-

Dos Hennanas 1999


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 e5 2 M d6 3 d4 exd4 4 4Jxd4 �f6 5


fr3 a6 6 �e3 e6 7 g4 e5 8 �f5 g6 9 g5
gxf5 10 exf5 d5 11 \Wf3 d4 12 0-0-0
�bd7 13 �d2 dxe3 14 �xe3 �g7 15 Hg1
0-0 16 gxf6 \Wxf6 17 \We3 wh8 18 f4 \Wb6
19 \Wg3 \Wh6 20 Hd6 f6 21 �d2 e4 22 �e4
b5 23 �e6 Ha7 24 He6 a5 25 �e3 Hb7 26
�d5 Hb8 27 He7 b4 28 b3 Hb5 29 �e6
Hxf5 30 Hxc8 Hxe8 31 �xd7 Hee5 32
�xf5 Hxf5 33 Hd1 wg8 34 \Wg2

1- 0

28
Game 1011
A Rowdy Pawn

J. Polgar K. Bischoff (GM)


-

European Championship, Ohrid 2001

White to play: 27 ?

29
Game 10/ 1
J. Polgar K. Bischoff (GM)

European Championship, Ohrid 200 1


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �f3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 �xd4 a6 5


�d3 �e7 6 0-0 �bc6 7 c3 �5 8 f4 �xd3
9 !.Wxd3 !.Wc7 10 �e3 �c6 11 c4 b6 12 fr3
�b7 13 M �e7 14 Hac1 Hb8 15 Hfd1
�a8 16 a3 f6 17 b4 �8 18 �a4 ff7 19
c5 bxc5 20 �c5 �xc5 21 �xc5 !.Wb7 22
e5 f5 23 Hd2 Hg8 24 Hcd 1 Hd8 25 �g5
�g5 26 fxg5 wf7 27 g6t

30
Game 10/2
Final Show-Down

J. Polgar - K. Bischoff (GM)


European Championship, Ohrid 2001

White to play: 33 ?

31
Game 10/2
J. Polgar K. Bischoff (GM)
-

European Championship, Ohrid 2001


Sicilian Defence

27 ... wxg6 28 IM'g3t wf7 29 IM'g5 h6 30


IM'h5t g6 31 IM'xh6 Hg7 32 IM'g5 IM'c8 33
IM'xd8 IM'xd8 34 Hxd7t IM'xd7 35 Hxd7t
wg8 36 Hd8t
1-0

32
Game 1 1
Deftection

J. Polgar J.
- TImman (GM)
Wijk aan Zee 2003
White to play: 28 ?

33
Game 11
J. Polgar J. Timman (GM)
-

Wijk aan Zee 2003


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 cS 2 t£lf3 t£le6 3 d4 exd4 4 t£lxd4 e6


S fr3 a6 6 �e2 Y}}e7 7 0-0 t£lf6 8 �e3 �b4
9 t£la4 �e7 10 t£lxe6 bxe6 11 t£lb6 Hb8 12
t£lxe8 Y}}xe8 13 �d4 dS 14 exdS exdS IS
e4 0-0 16 Hel dxe4 17 Hxe4 Y}}b7 18 Y}}e2
ilis 19 b3 Hfd8 20 Y}}b2 t£lb6 21 He2 t£la4
22 Y}}al Y}}e 4 23 Hd2 �eS 24 �xeS t£lxeS 2S
Y}}e3 Hxd2 26 Y}}xd2 g6 27 He 1 Y}}eS 28 f4
Y}}fS 29 Y}}d6 He8 30 b4 Y}}e 4 31 Y}}d2

1-0

34
Game 12
Under-Development

J. Polgar - R. Kasimdzhanov (GM)


San Luis 2005

White to play: 20 ?
Game 12
J. Polgar - R. Kasimdzhanov (GM)
San Luis 2005
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �3 d6 3 d4 exd4 4 fud4 ft6 5


�3 a6 6 ie3 e6 7 g4 e5 8 �f5 g6 9 g5 gxf5
10 exf5 d5 1 1 �f3 d4 1 2 0-0-0 �bd7 13
ixd4 exd4 14 Hxd4 ig7 15 Hgl wfS 16 �e3
�e7 1 7 �d2 h6 18 gxf6 fuf6 19 Hd8t fJe8
20 ib5 axb5 21 He 1 b4 22 �b5 ixb2t 23
wxb2 �f6t 24 �d4 wg7 25 �exe8 Hxe8 26
Hxe8 �xd4 t 27 fud4 wf6 28 f4 b6 29 Hd8
ib7 30 Hxa8 ixa8 3 1 wb3 id5t 32 <i>xh4
ixa2 33 <i>b5 ib1 34 c3 <i>e7 35 <i>xb6 <i>d6
36 e4 id3 37 e5t <i>d5 38 �6 <i>e4 39 fr7
ie2 40 e6 ia4 4 1 e7 id7 42 <.!;>c5

1 - ()

36
Game 13
Clearing the Way

J. Polgar· B. Spassky (GM)


Match, Budapest 1993

White to play: 23 ?

37
Game 13
J. Polgar B. Spassky (GM)
-

Match, Budapest 1993


Ruy Lopez

1 e4 e5 2 ffi fr6 3 �b5 a6 4 �a4 �6 5 0-0


\tie7 6 Hel b5 7 �b3 d6 8 c3 0-0 9 h3 fJb8
10 d4 fJbd7 11 fJbd2 �b7 12 �c2 He8 13 fJn
�f8 14 fJg3 g6 15 b3 d5 16 �g5 h6 17 �h4
dxe4 18 fJxe4 g5 19 dxe5 fJxe4 20 �xc"{
�xe4 21 Hxe4 gxh4 22 Hd4 He7 23 e6 fxe6
24 fJe5 Hg7 25 Hxd7 Q!Jg5 26 Q!Jf3 Hd8 27
Hxg7t W/xg7 28 Hel �c5 29 fJg4 Q!Jg6 3 0 Q!Jf4
�b6 31 fJxh6t llg7 32 Q!Jxh4 Q!Jf6 33 Q!Jxf6t
llxf6 34 He2 Hd1t 35 llh2 He1 36 g4 Hxc3
37 h4 lld3 38 g5t lle7 39 g6 1lf8 4 0 flxe6
flf3 41 fJg4 flf5 421lg3

1-0

38
Game 14
Mating Net

J. Polgar - A. Shirov (GM)


Tilburg 1997
White to play: 23 ?

39
Game 14
J. Polgar A. Shirov (GM)
-

Tilburg 1997
Ru)' Lopez

1e4 e5 2 �f3 �c6 3 �b5 a6 4 �a4 �f6 5


0-0 b5 6 �b3 �c5 7 a4 Hb8 8 axb5 axb5
9 �e5 �xe5 10 d4 �xd4 11 �xd4 d6 12
f4 �6 13 �c3 f::£,7 14 Ha7 c5 15 e5 �d5
16 �xd5 �d5 17 �g3 0-0 18 �3 f::£,7
19 exd6 �f5 20 �f2 �b6 21 Hc7 ru4 22
f5 b4 23 f6 g6 24 �5 �xd6 25 �7t wh8
26 �h6

1-0

40
Game 15-
Knight Sortie

J. Polgar B. Spassky (GM)


.

Hoogeveen 1998

White to play: 40 ?

41
Game 15
J. Polgar B. Spassky (GM)
.

Hoogeveen 1998
Ruy Lopez

1 e4 e5 2 ffi fx:6 3 �b5 a6 4 �a4 �6 5 0-0


�e7 6 Hel b5 7 �b3 d6 8 c3 0-0 9 h3 �b8
10 d4 �bd7 11 �bd2 �b7 12 �c2 He8 13 �1
exd4 14 cxd4 d5 15 e5 fle4 16 �3d2 fud2
17 �xd2 c5 18 �3 g6 19 �g4 �f8 20 dxc5
�xc5 21 �6t �g7 22 tWn f6 23 e6 � 24
b4 �b6 25 e7 Hxe7 26 Hxe7t tWxe7 27 Hel
tWd8 28 �g4 �7 29 tWf4 �t7 30 tWh6 tWg8 31
tWh4 tWh8 32 �6t �f8 33 tWg4 f5 34 fuf5
tWf6 35 �g5 tWc3 36 He2 �c7 37 �g3 fle5 38
tWe6 � 39 �e7t �g8 40 �5 gxh5 41 �f6

1-0

42
Game 16
By the Force of the Pawns

J. Polgar - P. Svidler (GM)


Frankfurt 1999

White to play: 20?

43
Game 16
J. Polgar - P. Svidler (GM)
Frankfurt 1999
Ruy Lopez

1 e4 e5 2 flf3 flc6 3 �b5 £[6 4 0-0 �c5


5 c3 0-0 6 d4 �b6 7 Hel d6 8 h3 Y}}e7 9
fla3 �d7 10 �g5 h6 11 �xf6 Y}}xf6 12 fr4
Had8 13 a4 exd4 14 flxb6 axb6 15 cxd4
flb4 16 Y}}d2 c5 17 �xd7 Hxd7 18 a5 bxa5
19 dxc5 fr6 20 eS Y}}f5 21 cxd6 He8 22
Y}}c3 f6 23 exf6 Hxel t 24 Y}}xel Hxd6 25
Y}}e8t wh7 26 fxg7 wxg7 27 Hel Y}}f6 28
He4

1-0

44
Game 17
Knockout Punch

J. Polgar - P. Svidler (GM)


Wijk aan Zee 2005

White to play: 3D?

45
Game 17
J. Polgar - P. Svidler (GM)
Wijk aan Zee 2005
Ruy Lopez

1 e4 e5 2 �f3 �6 3 �b5 a6 4 �a4 �6 5


� �e7 6 Hel b5 7 �b3 � 8 c3 d5 9
exd5 �xd5 10 fue5 �xe5 11 Hxe5 c6 12
g3 �d6 13 Hel 'MId7 14 d3 'MIh3 15 He4
�6 16 Hh4 'MIf5 17 �d2 He8 18 �4 fue4
19 Hxe4 Hxe4 20 dxe4 'MIxe4 21 �c2 'MIe7
22 �g5 f6 23 �e3 �e6 24 'MIf3 'MId7 25
Hdl Hd8 26 �e4 �xa2 27 �b6 �b3 28
Hd4 c5 29 �xc5 'MIe6 30 c4

1-0

46
Garne 18
Winning a Piece

J. Polgar S. Skembris (GM)


-

Moscow 1994

White to play: 3D ?

47
Game 18
J. PoJgar S. Skembris (GM)
-

Moscow 1994
Petroff Defence

1 e4 e5 2 M �f6 3 d4 �e4 4 �d3 d5 5


�e5 �d7 6 �d7 �xd7 7 0-0 !Mih4 8 c4
0-0-09 c5 g6 10 fr3 �g7 11 �e3 �c5
12 g3 !Mih3 q �e2 h5 14 �xd5 �a4 15 b3
Hxd5 16 bxa4 Hhd8 17 �f3 Hxd4 18 !Mic2
b6 19 �xd4 �xd4 20 Had 1 h4 21 �g2
!Mid7 22 !Mie2 hxg3 23 hxg3 f5 24 a5 !Mia4
25 axb6 axb6 26 Hfel Hd6 27 �f3 Hd8
28 Hd2 Hd6 29 Hedl �6 30 �d5

1-0

48
Game 19
A King in Distress

J. Polgar - A. Karpov (GM)


Hoogeveen 2003
White to play: 25 ?

49
Game 19
J. Polgar A. Karpov (GM)
-

Hoogeveen 2003
Petroff Defence

1 e4 e5 2 ffi �6 3 'f)xe5 d6 4 ffi fue4


5 d4 d5 6 �d3 �e7 7 0-0 'f)c6 8 c4 'f)b4 9
�e2 0-0 10 a3 f)c6 11 cxd5 �xd5 12 f)c3
fuc3 13 bxc3 �d6 14 f[bl b6 15 f[el �e6
16 �d3 f[ae8 17 f[b5 'f)a5 18 f[be5 f)c6
19 f[5e2 �d7 20 d5 'f)a5 21 'f)e5 �f6 22
�f4 �xe5 23 �xe5 �xa3 24 f[e3 �c5 25
�xh7t wxh7 26 �h5 t

1-0

50
Game 20
Mate in Four

J. Polgar G. Fernandez (GM)


-

Dos Hennanas 1993

White to play: 35 ?

51
Game 20
J. Polgar G. Fernandez (GM)
-

Dos Hermanas 1993


Philidor Defence

1 e4 d6 2 d4 ff6 3 flc3 �bd7 4 ie3 e5 5 f3


c6 6 Wid2 ie7 7 0-0-0 Wia5 8 g4 b5 9 wb 1
�b6 10 b3 �b8 11 Wiel b4 12 flce2 ie6 13
g5 �fd7 14 f4 exf4 15 �f4 �a4 16 �ge2
ic4 17 id2 ixg5 18 �gl ixe2 19 �e2
ixd2 20 �xd2 flc3t 21 �c3 bxc3 22 �d3
0-0 23 Wih4 Wid8 24 Wih3 g6 25 �xc3 ff6 26
ig2 �e8 27 Wih6 �b4 28 d5 cxd5 29 exd5
�g4 30 Wid2 Wib6 31 �f 1 �d4 32 Wig5 �e5 33
Wih4 Wib4 34 �c8t wg7 35 Wixh7t wxh7 36
Hxf7t wh6 37 �h8t,

1-0

52
Game 21
Support Point

J. Polgar · W. Uhlmann (GM)


Amsterdam 1990

White to play: 18 ?

53
Game 21
J. Polgar· W. Uhlmann (GM)
Amsterdam 1990
French Defence

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 �3 !iib4 4 e5 �7 5 a3
!iixe3t 6 bxe3 e5 7 Wg4 0-0 8 !iid 3 f5 9 exf6
fIxf6 10 !iig 5 fIf7 1 1 Wh5 h6 12 !iig6 �f8 13
� �be6 14 0-0 We7 15 !iixe7 Wxe7 16 �ael
Wf6 17 �5 exd4 18 f4 dxe3 19 g4 We7 20
!iid 3 We8 21 �g6 !iid7 22 g5 �f7 23 gxh6
gxh6 24 �hl �7 25 �gl �5 26 �7t �f8
27 �f5 �f6 28 Wg4 Wf7 29 ru6 fuf4 30
�f7 �xg4 3 1 �xg4 �f7 32 �h4 �8 33
�g2 �f6 34 �h5 �e7 35 �f2 �d6 36 �e3 !iie8
37 fIhe5 �f8t 38 �el �f6 39 �e2 !iie6 40
�5e3 d4 41 fIg 3 e5 42 fIg6 fIxg6 43 !iixg6 b5
44 !iie4 !iid5 45 !iixd5 �xd5 46 �f2 a5 47 �f8
b4 48 axb4 axb4 49 �e8 h5 50 �e2 h4 5 1
fIe7 h3 52 fIe8 e4 53 �e7
1-0

S4
Game 22
Tactics Is the Salt of Chess

J. Polgar - E. Bareev (GM)


Hastings 1992/93

White to play: 25 ?

55
Game 22
J. Polgar E. Bareev (GM)
-

Hastings 1992/93
French Defence

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 fr3 �f6 4 �g5 dxe4 5


fue4 �bd7 6 �f3 h6 7 �xf6t �xf6 8 �e3
�d6 9 iM'd3 b6 10 �5 �b7 11 iM'b5t ili7
12 0-0-0 a6 13 iM'b3 b5 14 c4 � 15 f4
�e4 16 c5 �e7 17 �d3 �xg2 18 Hhg1
�d5 19 iM'c2 f5 20 �g6 He8 21 c6 ff8 22
�5 �h4 23 �e2 iM'f6 24 iM'h5 Hed8 25
Hxg7t wxg7 26 Hgl t wh8 27 �t7t wh7
28 fuh6

1-0

56
Game 23
Large Diagonal

J. Polgar V. Topalov (GM)


-

Dos Hermanas 1994

White to play: 35 ?

57
Game 23
J. Polgar. V. Topalov (GM)
Dos Hermanas 1994
. French Defence

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 c5 4 c3 flc6 5 ffi �d7


6 �e2 f6 7 0-0 Wb6 8 dxc5 �xc5 9 b4 �e7
10 �f4 fxe5 11 �e5 �e5 12 �xe5 ili6 13
a4 a5 14 bxa5 �xa5 15 �d2 0-0 16 �bl Wa7
17 �b5 �xb5 18 axb5 �a2 19 �d4 Wb8 20
Hel Wf4 21 �e2 �d6 22 g3 Wf5 23 f4 Wd3 24
Hf2 Hfa8 25 Wel Wf5 26 Hdl Wg4 27 wg2
�5 28 whl Hc2 29 We2 Wh3 30 We3 ili6 31
Hel �f8 32 �xf6 gxf6 33 �4 �aa2 34
�f6t wh8 35 We5 Hxf2 36 �g4t wg8 37
Wxe6t

1-0

58
Game 24
Knight at the Head of the Attack

J. Polgar K. Asrian (GM)


-

European Championship, Ohrid 200 1

White to play: 33 ?

59
Game 24
J. Polgar K. Asrian (GM)
-

European Championship, Ohrid 2001


Caro-Kann Defence

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 f3 e6 4 �3 �b4 5 �4 �6
6 �d3 b6 7 �ge2 0-0 8 0-0-0 e5 9 a3 e4 10
�e3 �e7 11 g4 �b7 12 �g3 dxe4 13 g5 �5
14 �d5 �xd5 15 fxe4 �b5 16 d5 �7 17
�e3 Ilfe8 18 �5 �f8 19 �d6 e5 20 �xf8
Ilxf8 21 �h3 Ilfe8 22 Ilhg 1 � 23 Ildfl �g6
24 �f5 �e5 25 �f3 1lf8 26 e3 llad8 27 �g3
�e8 28 �h3 wh8 29 Ilg4 �xf5 30 Ilxf5 wg8
31 wbl Ilfe8 32 Ilg3 �d6 33 fu:g7 �4 34
�e8llxe8 35 �h6 �d7 36 1lg1 �d5 37 g6
�e3t 38 bxe3 �d3t 39 wb2

1-0

60
Game 25
Simple Sequel

J. Polgar - I. Smirin (GM)


Istanbul 2000

White to play: 21 ?

61
Game 25
J. Polgar I. Smirin (GM)
-

Istanbul 2000
Pirc Defence

1 e4 g6 2 d4 r;;.g7 3 �c3 d6 4 f4 �6 5 ffi


0-0 6 r;;.e3 b6 7 'Mid2 c5 8 0-0-0 cxd4 9
r;;.xd4 fr6 10 r;;.xf6 r;;.xf6 11 h4 r;;.g4 12 h5
r;;.xh5 13 Hxh5 gxh5 14 'Mid5 Hc8 15 'Mixh5
r;;.g7 16 e5 'Mie8 17 'Mih3 h6 18 r;;.d3 �b4 19
r;;.e4 e6 20 f5 Hxc3 21 16 'Mib5 22 'Mig3

1-0

62
Game 26
Knights Are a Nuisance

J. Polgar - A. Shirov (GM)


Amsterdam 1995

White to play: 15 ?

63
Game 26
J. Polgar A. Shirov (GM)
-

Amsterdam 1995
Modern Defence

1 e4 g6 2 d4 fig7 3 �3 c6 4 fic4 d6 5
\MIf3 e6 6 flge2 b5 7 �b3 as 8 a3 �a6 9 d5
cxd5 10 exd5 e5 11 &4 \MIc7 12 c4 bxc4
13 �a4t fld7 14 fl2c3 we715 flxd6 \MIxd6
16 fle4 \MIxd5 17 �g5 t fldf6 18 Hd1 \MIb7
19 Hd7t \MIxd7 20 fixd7 h6 21 \MIdI

1-0

64
Game 27
Knockout

J. Tisdall (IM) J. Polgar


-

Reykjavik 1988

Black to play: 33... ?

65
Game 27
J. Tisdall (IM) J. Polgar
-

Reykjavik 1988
Sicilian Defence

1 �3 c5 2 e4 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 fu.d4 �6 5 fr3


d6 6 g4 h6 7 g5 hxg5 8 �xg5 fr6 9 h4 a6 10
'MId2 'MIb6 11 �b3 �d7 12 0-0-0 0-0-0 13 f4
wb8 14 �e2 Hc8 15 wb 1 �5 16 f5 �g3 17
fxe6 �xe6 18 Hhg 1 fu.e2 19 'MIxe2 �5 20
fld5 �xd5 21 exd5 'MIc7 22 Hd4 �e7 23 Hb4
�xg5 24 hxg5 was 25 a4 Hh3 26 He4 Hch8
27 a5 Hh2 28 Hg2 Hh1t 29 wa2 'MId7 30 fld2
H8h4 31 ffi fu.f3 32 'MIxf3 Hl h3 33 'MIe2
'MIa4t

0- 1

66
Game 28
In Cold Blood

E. Geller (GM) - J. Polgar


Aruba 1992

Black to play: 22 ... ?

67
Game 28
E. Geller (GM) J. Polgar
-

Aruba 1992
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 M d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 fud4 �f6 5


�3 a6 6 �e2 e6 7 0-0 �e7 8 f4 0-0 9
�el �c7 10 �g3 �6 11 �e3 fud4 12
�d4 b5 13 e5 dxe5 14 fxe5 �c5 15
�xc5 �xc5t 16 whl �7 17 Hael �xe5
18 �h4 �c7 19 �d3 g6 20 He3 �d8 21
�h6 f5 22 �xf5 M 23 �d3 Hxfl t 24
�xfl �b7 25 Hh3 �c7 26 �e3 HfS 27 wgl
e5 28 rul �6 29 c3 �f4 30 Hg3 �f7 31
ffi e4 32 �e2 �xa2

0- 1

68
Game 29
Queen in a Fix

N. Short (GM) J. Polgar


-

Isle of Lewis 1995

Black to play: 15
... ?

69
Game 29
N. Short (GM) J. Polgar
-

Isle of Lewis 1995


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 c3 d5 3 exd5 'Wxd5 4 d4 �6 5 ffi


�g4 6 �e2 e6 7 h3 �h5 8 c4 'Wd6 9 g4 �g6
10 d5 �b4 11 0-0 exd5 12 cxd5 0-0-0 13
�3 �f6 14 'Wa4 a6 15 a3 �c2 16 b3 �bxd5
17 �d5 'Wxd5 18 �f4 'Wxb3 19 'Wa5 �d5 20
�e5 f6 21 �g3 'Wc3 22 Yxc3 �xc3 23 �c4
�a4 24 �fe1 b5 25 �ac1 �d1 26 �e2 �b2 27
�c3 c4 28 �b1 �d3 29 fld2 �5 30 �c4
bxc4 31 �b6 �d2 32 �xc4 wd7 33 �xa6
�dl t 34 wh2 �e7 35 �e2 �d2 36 �f3 �c8 37
�b7 �d8 38 �c4 we8 39 �xa4 �a4 40 �c6t
wf8 41 �xa4 �c5 42 �3 �xf2 43 �xf2
Hxf2t 44 wg3 �c2 45 �f3 �c5 46 h4 �dc8
47 h5 �c3 48 �d7 �xf3t 49 wxf3 Hc3t 50
we4 �xa3 51 �f5 �a4t 52 wf3 h6

0-1

70
Game 30
Winning in Two

v. Smyslov (GM) - J. Polgar


Prague 1995

Black to play: 28 ... ?

71
Game 30
V. Smyslov (GM) J. Polgar
-

Prague 1995
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 ffi Y}}c7 3 c3 d6 4 d4 �f6 5 �d3


g6 6 h3 (jJg7 7 0--0 0-0 8 �e3 b6 9 �bd2
e5 10 He1 fr6 11 dxe5 dxe5 12 Y}}c2 �b7
13 Hadl Had8 14 �g5 Hd7 15 �1 Hjd8
16 �3 �7 17 �xf6 (jJxf6 18 �c4 Hxd1
19 Hxd1 Hxd1t 20 �xd1 Y}}c6 21 Y}}b3
Y}}xe4 22 �xf7 t wg7 23 �3 Y}}b 1 t 24 �1
e4 25 �3d2 Y}}e 1 26 �e8 �d5 27 Y}}a4 �h4
28 g3 e3 29 fxe3 (jJg5

0- 1

72
Game 31
A Devastating Push

P. Svidler (GM) J. Polgar


-

Dos HennanaS 1999

Black to play: 33
... ?

73
Game 31
P. Svidler (GM) J. Polgar
-

Dos Hermanas 1999


Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 M d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 llid4 flf6 5


flc3 a6 6 �e2 e5 7 flb3 �e7 8 0-0 0-0 9
�e3 �e6 10 fld5 flbd7 11 'MId3 �xd5 12
exd5 flc5 13 'MId2 ffe4 14 'MIb4 a5 15 'MIb5
'MIc7 16 Hfd 1 b6 17 'MIc4 f5 18 �d3 'MId8 19
llic5 flxc5 20 a3 Hc8 21 'MIb5 e4 22 �f1
�f6 23 Habl �e5 24 b4 axb4 25 Hxb4
fld7 26 Hc4 Hxc4 27 'MIxc4 'MIe8 28 He1
ff6 29 h3 fld7 30 'MIc7 f4 31 �cl e3 32
�b5 exf2t 33 wxf2 f3

0- 1

74
Game 32
The King Is Doomed

z. Hracek (GM) - J. Polgar


Istanbul 2000

Black to play: 25 ... ?

75
Game 32
z. Hracek (GM) J. Polgar
-

Istanbul 2000
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �f3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 �xd4 fr6


5 �3 Wlc7 6 �e3 a6 7 �d3 b5 8 fuc6
Wlxc6 9 0-0 �b7 10 a3 �6 11 Wle2 h5 12
f4 �g4 13 �d2 �c5 t 14 whl �d4 15 !tael
0-0-0 16 rul f5 17 �a5 !tdfS 18 c3 �a7
19 e5 g5 20 c4 bxc4 21 �xc4 gxf4 22
!tf3 !thg8 23 b4 �xe5 24 Wlxe5 Wlxc4 25
�b2 �xf3 26 gxf3 Wlc2

0- 1

76
Game 33
A Pawn on its Way to Glorification

P. Acs (GM)- J. Polgar


Budapest 2003

Black to play: 29
... ?

77
Game 33
P. Acs (GM) - J. Polgar
Budapest 2003
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 fud4 �6 5
�3 a6 6 f3 �b6 7 �b3 e6 8 g4 �6 9 g5 �7
10 h4 �c7 11 �e3 b5 12 h5 �b7 13 iIh3 �b6
14 �d2 �5 15 �f2 �c4 16 �d4 b4 17 �1
d5 18 e5 �7 19 f4 �e7 20 fe3 a5 21 �2
fud2 22 �xd2 �5 23 g6 hxg6 24 hxg6
iIxh3 25 �xh3 �h4t 26 wfl �4 27 �d1 �f2
28 �g4 �xe3 29 �e3 d4 30 gxt7t wf8 31
�h4 �c4 t 32 wg 1 dxe3 33 �g4 e2

0 -1

78
Game 34
A Bishop Versus the King

V. Anand (GM) J. Polgar


-

Cap d' Agde 2003

Black to play: 21 ... ?

79
Game 34
V. Anand (GM) - J. Polgar
Cap d'Agde 2003
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 ffi d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 fud4 ff6 5


�3 a6 6 f3 �b6 7 g4 �6 8 �b3 e6 9 �e2
�c7 1 0 �e3 b5 11 0-0-0 �d7 1 2 �f2 b4 1 3
� 2 �b7 1 4 �d4 fu:d4 15 fud4 d5 16 exd5
�xd5 17 wb1 ic5 18 h4 0-O 1 9 �e2 Hfc8 20
Hd2 �xd4 21 �xd4 �a2t 22 wc1 �b3 23
wd1 �xc2t 24 we1 �a4 25 �e3 �5 26 �h2
�4 27 �xc7 Hxc7 28 �xc4 Hxc4 29 wf2
Hac8 30 wg3 Hc2 3 1 g5 e5 32 h5 f5 33 gxf6
gxf6 34 Hd6 wf7 35 Hd2 f5 36 f4 Hxd2 37
�xd2 Hc2 38 Hh2 Hxb2 39 fxe5 b3

0- 1

80
Game 35
Bishop.Pair at Work

B. Gelfand (GM) . J. Polgar


Paks 2003

Black is to play: 20
... ?

81
Game 35
B. Gelfand (GM) - J. Polgar
Pales 2003
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 �3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 �d4 flc6 5


flc3 d6 6 �e3 a6 7 �d2 �d7 8 0-0-0 �c8 9
f4 b5 1 0 �3 �6 1 1 e5 dxe5 1 2 fxe5 b4 1 3
�a4 � 5 14 �b6 b3 1 5 axb3 flcb4 1 6 �c8
�a5 1 7 �d4 �xc8 1 8 �c4 �e3 19 �xe3 �c5
20 �e4 �b7 2 1 �d8t wxd8 22 �xb7 �al t 23
wd2 �xhl 24 �b8t wd7 25 �b7t wd8 26
�g5 �e3t 27 wxe3 �c l t 28 wf3 �xg5 29
�b8t wd7 30 �b7t we8 31 �b8t �d8 32
�xb4 h5 33 �xa6 f5 34 �b5 t wf7 35 �d6
�g5 36 �c4 �e7 37 b4 �xd6 38 exd6 �d8 39
b5 fud6 40 we 3 we7 ... and on move 56:

0-1

82
Game 36
Intruder in the Enemy Camp

J. Costa (FM) J. Polgar


-

Biel 1987

Black is to play: 11 ... ?

83
Game 36
J. Costa (FM) J. Polgar

Biel 1987
English Opening

1 d4 flf6 2 c4 c5 3 ill cxd4 4 fud4 e5 5


flb5 d5 6 cxd5 �c5 7 flSc3 0-0 8 g3 �g4
9 e3 f5 10 �g2 f4 11 h3 �xf2 12 wxf2
fxe3t 13 wel Hf2 14 Hgl WJf8 15 WJd3
fla6 16 a3 �f5 17 �e4 �xe4 18 WJxe4 �d4
19 �xe3 flc5 20 �xd4 exd4 21 WJxd4
He8t 22 wd1 WJf3t

0-1

84
Game 37
Breakthrough in the Centre

D. Norwood (GM) J. Polgar


-

London 1989

Black to play: 22 ... ?

85
Game 37
D. Norwood (GM) J. Polgar
-

London 1989
English Opening

1 g3 c5 2 !iig 2 fr6 3 c4 g6 4 fr3 !iig7 5 e3


e5 6 �ge2 �ge7 7 d3 0-0 8 0-0 d6 9 �b 1
!iie6 10 ill5 �b8 11 &c3 a6 12 �a4 b5 13
�e7t �xe7 14 1MJdl �d7 15 b3 &7 16 !iib2
d5 17 cxd5 �d5 18 �4 �fc8 19 d4 exd4 20
exd4 c4 21 fr5 �d6 22 �c1 c3 23 !iixc3
�c3 24 �xc3 �xd4 25 �e6 �xc3 26 ili4
�b2 27 ill5 �e8 28 �b4 �bd8 29 �f3 �c3 30
�a6 b4 31 �b7 !iif8 32 !iid5 �e7 33 �b5 �e5
34 Hd 1 Hdxd5 35 �xd5 �e1t

0 -1

86
Game 38
Murderous Check

A. Kolev (GM) J. Polgar


-

Budapest 1993

Black to play: 23
... ?

87
Game 38
A. Kolev (GM) J. Polgar
-

Budapest 1993
King s Knight Game

1 ff3 ff6 2 g3 g6 3 b3 fig7 4 fib2 0-0 5


fig2 d6 6 d4 e5 7 dxe5 �fd7 8 tmd2 fr6 9
fr3 dxe5 10 0-0-0 a5 11 h4 h6 12 g4 a4
13 g5 h5 14 e3 axb3 15 cxb3 tme7 16 fih3
�b4 17 fixd7 Hd8 18 a3 Hxd7 19 tme2
fr6 20 Hxd7 fixd7 21 �2 Hxa3 22 Hdl
e4 23 frxe4 Halt 24 fixal tma3 t

0-1

88
Game 39
The Bishop Brings Home the Bacon

v. Ruban (GM) - J. Polgar


Groningen 1993

Black to play: 29 ... ?

89
Game 39
V. Ruban (GM) J. Polgar
-

Groningen 1993
King's Indian Defence

1 d4 �f6 2 �f3 g6 3 c4 rtig7 4 fr3 0-0 5


rtig5 d6 6 e3 �bd7 7 rtie2 e5 8 0-0 h6 9
rtih4 g5 10 rtig3 �h5 11 dxe5 �xg3 12
hxg3 dxe5 13 �c2 f5 14 Had1 c6 15 ili2
h5 16 e4 f4 17 gxf4 gxf4 18 rtixh5 �h4
19 rtif3 �6 20 �b3 wh8 21 Hfe1 �g4 22
rtixg4 rtixg4 23 f3 Had8 24 �f1 rtixf3 25
gxf3 Hg8 26 �2 rtif8t 27 wh1 rtic5 28
He2 Hd7 29 �a4 rtif2

0- 1

90
Game 40
Destroying the Defence

J. Timman (GM) - J. Polgar


Madrid 1995

Black to play: 29 ... ?

91
Game 40
J. Timman (GM) J. Polgar
-

Madrid 1995
King's Indian Defence

1 d4 �f6 2 �f3 g6 3 g3 fiig7 4 fiig2 0-0 5


0-0 d6 6 �3 �bd7 7 e4 e5 8 h3 c6 9 Hel
b5 10 dxe5 dxeS 11 'MId6 fiib7 12 fiig5 He8
13 Had 1 'MIb6 14 fiie3 'MIa5 15 a3 Had8 16
ili2 fiif8 17 �b3 'MIa6 18 'MId3 fiic8 19 Hd2
'MIb7 20 Hed1 �b6 21 'MIe2 Hxd2 22 fud2
fiie6 23 f4 fiig7 24 'MIf2 'MIc8 25 �h2 exf4
26 gxf4 'MIc7 27 fiixb6 axb6 28 e5 �5 29
ilie4 �xf4 30 ili6 fiixe5

0- 1

92
Game 4111
Displacing the Defenders

V. Akopian (GM) - J. Polgar


Merida 2000

Black to play: 24 ... ?

93
Game 4111
V. Akopian (GM) J. Polgar
-

Merida 2000
Queen's Indian Defence

1 d4 flf6 2 e4 e6 3 flf3 b6 4 a3 �b7 5 flc3


d5 6 exd5 flxd5 7 �d2 ili7 8 flxd5 exd5
9 g3 �d6 10 �g5 �e7 11 �xe7 Wixe7 12
Hel e5 13 �h3 0-0 14 dxe5 bxe5 15
�xd7 Wixd7 16 Hxe5 Wih3 17 Wid3 Hae8 18
Hxe8 Hxe8 19 Wib5 �e6 20 Wid3 �a4 21
Wie3 h6 22 ili4 Wig2 23 Hfl �d7 24 ffi
d4

94
G$e 41/2
A King III at Ease

V. Akopian (GM) - J. Polgar


Merida 2000

Black to play: 32 ... ?

95
Game 4112
V. Akopian (GM) J. Polgar
-

Merida 2000

25 �f4 g5 26 f)xg5 hxg5 27 �xg5 t wfS


28 �h6t we8 29 f3 Hc6 30 �f4 �xh2 31
�b8t we7 32 wd2 Hc2t 33 wxc2 �xe2t
34 wb3 �xf1 35 �b4 t we6

0- 1

96
Game 42
Coup de GrAce

A. Karpov (GM) J. Polgar


-

Wijk aan Zee 2003


Black to play: 33 ... ?

97
Game 42
A. Karpov (GM) J. Polgar
-

Wijk aan Zee 2003


Queen s Indian Defence

1 d4ff6 2 �f3 e6 3 c4 b6 4 a3 �b7 5 �3


d5 6 cxd5 �xd5 7 IMJc2 fu.c3 8 IMJxc3 h6 9
e3 �d7 10 b4 rtie7 11 rtib2 0-0 12 �dl a5
13 b5 �c8 14 IMJb3 c6 15 bxc6 rtixc6 16
rtib5 rtib4t 17 axb4 rtixb5 18 bxa5 rtic4 19
1MJa3 bxa5 20 IMJd6 rtib5 21 d5 �c2 22 �d2
IMJc8 23 lMJa3 �xd2 24 wxd2 �b6 25 IMJc3
�4 t 26 wc2 e5 27 wb1 IMJg4 28 �c 1 �b8
29 �c2 f6 30 d6 IMJxg2 31 �d2 IMJhl t 32
wa2 �xd6 33 IMJc5 �c8

0-1

98
Game 43
Interpolated Check

v. Korchnoi (GM) J. Polgar


-

Budapest 2003

Black to play: 23 ... ?

99
Game 43
V. Korchnoi (GM)· J. Polgar
Budapest 2003
Queen S Indian Defence

1 �f3 �6 2 e4 b6 3 fr3 ib7 4 d4 e6 5 ig5


h6 6 ih4 g5 7 ig3 �5 8 e3 �g3 9 fxg3
ig7 10 id3 fr6 11 0-0 WJe7 12 a3 0-0-0 13
�e 1 h5 14 e5 g4 15 exb6 gxf3 16 bxe7 wxe7
17 d5 WJg5 18 dxe6 WJxe3t 19 whl fxg2t 20
wxg2 ixe6t 21 ie4 ixe3 22 ixe6 WJd2t 23
wh3 h4 24 Hxe3 hxg3t 25 wg4 Hhg8t 26
wf3 dxe6 27 WJxd2 Hxd2 28 hxg3 Hxb2 29
we4 f5t 30 we5 �g6 31 �hl �e2t 32 wf4
He4t 33 wf3 Heg4 34 wf2 e5 35 Hf3 wd6 36
Hh7 a6 37 Ha7 Ha4 38 Hd3t we6 39 He3 wd5
40 Hd7t Hd6 41 Ht7 f4 42 Hb7 He4 43 Hd3t
we5 44 Hdb3 Hd2t 45 wf3 fxg3 46 wxg3
Hde2
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Game 44
A Devastating Blow

D. Svetushkin (GM) J. Polgar


Bled 2002

Black to play: 36 ... ?

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Game 44
D. Svetushkin (GM) - J. Polgar
Bled 2002
Nimzo-Indian Defence

ffi
I d4 ff6 2 c4 e6 3 �3 �b4 4 �c2 0-0 5
c5 6 dxc5 �6 7 a3 �xc3t 8 �xc3 �c5 9 e3
a5 10 �e2 a4 11 0-0 b6 12 �d2 �b7 13 �adl
�e7 14 �b4 ffe4 15 �c3 d6 16 �d4 �c7 17
�d2 e5 18 �e4 exd4 1 9 �g3 dxe3 20 fxe3
�ae8 21' �d2 �e7 22 ff5 �g5 23 g3 �e5 24
�d6 Hd8 25 Hf4 h6 26 �c3 Hd7 27 �g4 �4
28 fue4 Hxdl t 29 �xdl �xe4 30 �d4 �e7
31 �xb6 g5 32 Hf6 �d3 33 Hxh6 g;g7 34
Hd6 Hxe3 35 �d4t g;h7 36 g;f2 He2t

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Game 45
Pin

A. Greenfeld (IM) J. Polgar


-

Haifa 1989

Black to play: 11 ... ?

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Game 45
A. Greenfeld (IM) - J. Polgar
Haifa 1989
Benko Gambit

1 d4 ff6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 b5 4 ill g6 5 cxb5 a6


6 �3 axb5 7 d6 rJlg7 8 e4 0-0 9 e5 �g4 10
rJlg5 �e5 11 rJlxe7 He8 12 rJlxb5 �c6 13
0-0 �e7 14 dxe7 Hxe7 15 �d5 Ha5 16
�xc5 �a6 17 �c4 �7 18 a4 �b5 19 axb5
Hxa1 20 Hxal rJlb7 21 �f4 h6 22 h3 wh7 23
Hdl f5 24 �5 He2 25 b3 Hb2 26 �d6 rJlxd5
27 �xd5 �b6 28 �4 �c7 29 h4 Hd2 30 He1
Hxd4 31 �f7 Hxh4 32 g3 He4 33 Hdl �c2 34
�xd7 �xb3 35 wg2 He5 36 Hd6 �b1 37 �f7
f4 38 Hd7 f3t 39 �xf3 �xb5 40 �f7 �c6t

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Game 46
Sac from the Right

G. Kamsky (GM) J. Polgar


-

New York 1989

Black to play: 32... ?

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Game 46
G. Kamsky (GM) J. Polgar
-

New York 1989


Colle System

1 d4 ff6 2 ff3 g6 3 ig5 ig7 4 �bd2 d5 5


e3 0 -0 6 c3 b6 7 id3 ib7 8 lM'e2 �4 9 ih4
c5 10 g4 ill7 11 :fIg1 a6 12 ic2lM'e8 13 fu.e4
dxe4 14 ill2 cxd4 15 exd4 e5 16 d5 ixd5
17 fu.e4�5 18 a3lM'c6 19 f3 :fIac8 20 0-0-0
ixe4 21 fxe4 if6 22 if2 ie7 23 :fIgfl �a4
24 ie1 b5 25 ixa4 bxa4 26 �d5 :fIb8 27 :fIB
:fIb3 28 :fIf2 :fIfb8 29lM'f3 lM'e6 30lM'd1lM'b6 31
lM'B f6 32 lM'e2 ixa3 33 bxa3 :fIb1t 34 wd2
:fIb2t 35 wd3 :fIxe2 36 wxe2 lM'b1 37 :fId3
lM'a2t 38 id2 lM'c4 39 we3 lM'c5t 40 we2 lM'b5
and on move 59:

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Game 47
Steeds Broken Loose

v. Ivanchuk (GM) - J. Polgar


Linares 1997

Black to play: 19 ... ?

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Game 47
·V. Ivanchuk (GM) J. Polgar
-

Linares 1997
Grunfeld Defence

1 d4 �f6 2 c4 g6 3 ro {};.g7 4 g3 0-0 5


{};.g2 d5 6 0-0 fr6 7 �c3 dxc4 8 d5 �b4
9 e4 e6 10 {};.g5 h6 11 {};.e3 �3 12 dxe6
{};.xe6 13 h3 WJd7 14 WJd2 {};.xh3 15 {};.xh6
Hae8 16 {};.xg7 wxg7 17 �g5 {};.xg2 18
wxg2 �h5 19 WJe3 �f4t

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Index of Opponents

Numbers refer to games. A bold number indicates


tJUlt Judit was White.

Acs33 Korchn oi43


Akopian 41 Norwood37
An an d5, 9,34 Polugaevsky 4
Angelova1 Ree3
Asrian 24 Ruban 39
Bareev22 Sadler2
Bischoff10 Shirov14,26
Costa36 Short8,29
Fern an dez 20 Skembris18
Gelfan d35 Smirin 25
Geller28 Smyslov30
Green feld45 Spassky 13, 15
Hracek 32 Svetushkin 44
Ivanchuk 6, 47 Svidler16, 17,31
Kamsky46 Timman 11, 40
Karpov 19, 42 Tisdall 27
Kasimdzhanov Topalov7,23
Kolev 38 Uhlman n 21

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Index of Openings

Numbers refer to games. A bold number indicates


that Judit was White.

Benko Gambit 45
Caro-Kann Defence 24
Colle System 46
English 36, 37
French Defence 21·23
GrUnfeld Defence 47
King's Indian Defence 39, 40
King's Knight Game 38
Modem Defence 26
Nirnzo-Indian Defence 44
Petroff Defence 18, 19
Philidor Defence 20
Pirc Defence 25
Queen's Indian Defence 41-43
Ruy Lopez 13·17
Sicilian Defence 1·12,27-35

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Open Games
Semi-Open Games
The Art of Giving Mate
Chess Cafe
Queen's Pawn Opening - Pseudo-Benoni
The Complete Dragon - Yugoslav
Attack
The Complete Sicilian 1-11

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