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Polgar, Judit (2677) - Kasparov, Garry (2838) [B33]
Eurotel Trophy, Prague (2.1) 2002

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 Bg7 11. c3 f5 12. Bd3








   
12...Ne7!
The main idea of the Novosibirsk Variation 10...Bg7.
13. Nxe7 Qxe7 14. O-O O-O 15. Nc2








   
15...f4
The 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov plans to attack on the kingside with ...Kh8, ...Rg8 and ...Qg5. The 14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik played here 15...Rb8 in the game Michael Adams - Vladimir Kramnik, Corus, Wijk aan Zee (3) 2001.
16. a4 bxa4 17. Rxa4 Qg5








   
18. f3
After 18. Qe2 a5!? 19. Ne1 Bb7 20. Nf3 Qd8 21. Bc4 Bc6 22. Ra2 Rb8 23. Rd1 a4 24. Bd5 Bd7 25. g3 Bf6 26. Kh1 Kh8 Black has fine counterplay, Goloshchapov,A - Jakovenko,D, Saint Vincent 2005.
18...Bf6!
Black intends to move the dark-squared bishop on the a7-g1 diagonal.
19. Bc4
In the game Goloshchapov,A - Khalifman,A, Izmir 2004 White continued 19. Nb4 Kh8 20. Bxa6 Rg8 21. Rf2 Bd8 22. Bxc8 Bb6 23. Bg4 Rxa4 24. Qxa4 h5 25. h3 hxg4 26. hxg4, and here Black could try 26...Qh4! 27. Nd3 Kg7 28. Kf1 Qh1+ 29. Ke2 Bxf2 30. Kxf2 Qb1 31. Ke2 Qg1 32. Nf2 Qc1 33. Qa3 Rd8 34. Qb4 Qe3+ 35. Kf1 Qd2 36. Qb7 Rh8, with a huge edge to Black.








   
19...Kh8!!
Garry Kasparov excellently sacrifices the pawn in the centre.
20. Rf2
If White takes the pawn with 20. Qxd6, then after 20...Rg8! 21. Ne1 Be7! 22. Qd3 (22. Qd5 Bh3!) 22...Bc5+ 23. Kh1 Ra7 Black gains a small advantage. 24. Bxa6? is bad, 24...Be6 25. Ra5 Be3 26. Qb5 Bh3 27. Qe2 Rg6 28. b4 Be6 29. Nd3, and now Black wins with a queen sacrifice 29...Qg3!! 30. hxg3 Rh6, checkmate.
20...Be7! 21. Nb4
The second player has nice counterplay after 21. Bd5 Rb8 22. Nb4 Bd8 23. Kh1 Bb6 24. Re2 Bd7 25. Nc6 Bxc6 26. Bxc6 a5, and after 21. Rd2 f5 22. Bd5 Bd7 23. Ra2 Rab8 24. exf5 Bxf5.








   
21...d5!
Black opens the way for his bishop.
22. Bxd5 Bc5 23. Bxa8?
23. Qc2 and 23. Qf1 are better, but in any case Black has a good game.








   
23...Rg8!
Black attacks.
24. Kf1 Bxf2 25. Ke2
After 25. Kxf2? Black quickly wins with 25...Qxg2+ 26. Ke1 Qxh2.
25...Qxg2 26. Kd3 Be3 27. Bd5








   
27...Qxh2
Or 27...Bd7, and Black activates his light-squared bishop.
28. Kc4 Rg1 29. Qd3?!
29. Qb3 is more stubborn.
29...Bh3!
Winning.








   
30. Kb3 Bf1 31. Qc2 Qxc2+ 32. Kxc2 Kg7
32...Be2 is also possible.
33. c4 Be2
Or 33...h5.
34. Rxa6 Bd1+ 35. Kd3 Bxf3 36. Nc6 Rd1+ 37. Kc3








   
37...Bg4!
Intending ...f3-f2-f1Q.
38. Nxe5 Bd4+ 39. Kc2 Bxe5 40. Ra7 Re1 41. Rxf7+ Kg6 42. c5 Re2+ 43. Kc1 f3 44. Bc4 Rxe4 45. Bd5 Rf4
White resigned. 0-1









Move
   

Polgar, Judit (2677) - Kasparov, Garry (2838) [B33]
Eurotel Trophy/Prague (2.1) 2002

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 Bg7 11. c3 f5 12. Bd3 Ne7! The main idea of the Novosibirsk Variation 10...Bg7. 13. Nxe7 Qxe7 14. O-O O-O 15. Nc2 f4 The 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov plans to attack on the kingside with ...Kh8, ...Rg8 and ...Qg5. The 14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik played here 15...Rb8 in the game Michael Adams - Vladimir Kramnik, Corus, Wijk aan Zee (3) 2001. 16. a4 bxa4 17. Rxa4 Qg5 18. f3 Bf6! Black intends to move the dark-squared bishop on the a7-g1 diagonal. 19. Bc4 Kh8!! Garry Kasparov excellently sacrifices the pawn in the centre. 20. Rf2 Be7 21. Nb4 d5! Black opens the way for his bishop. 22. Bxd5 Bc5 23. Bxa8? 23. Qc2 and 23. Qf1 are better, but in any case Black has a good game. Rg8! Black attacks. 24. Kf1 Bxf2 25. Ke2 Qxg2 26. Kd3 Be3 27. Bd5 Qxh2 28. Kc4 Rg1 29. Qd3?! 29. Qb3 is more stubborn. Bh3! Winning. 30. Kb3 Bf1 31. Qc2 Qxc2+ 32. Kxc2 Kg7 33. c4 Be2 34. Rxa6 Bd1+ 35. Kd3 Bxf3 36. Nc6 Rd1+ 37. Kc3 Bg4! Intending ...f3-f2-f1Q. 38. Nxe5 Bd4+ 39. Kc2 Bxe5 40. Ra7 Re1 41. Rxf7+ Kg6 42. c5 Re2+ 43. Kc1 f3 44. Bc4 Rxe4 45. Bd5 Rf4 0-1


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