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Van Wely vs Polgar J. - Even Hoogeveen Couldn't Stop The Queen of Indians

Watch how Judit sucks her opponent's king to the center after move 48. Beautiful execution. Rating wise Judit was 28 points behind her opponent. At that time, Van Wely was above 2700. A great battle with some minor annotations by Polgar. I listed the actual download below because some of the comments didn't show up on the chess diagram. SCROLL WAY DOWN FOR DIAGRAM!

 

1. d4 {
E15: Queen's Indian: 4 g3 sidelines, 4 g3 Ba6 and 4 g3 Bb7 early deviations}
1... Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. O-O d5
9. Qc2 Nbd7 10. Rd1 Rc8 11. Bf4 c5 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. Qb2 O-O 14. Nc3 Bb4 15.
Ne5 b5 16. a3 ({Not} 16. Nxb5 16... Bxb5 17. Nd3 Ba5 18. cxb5 18... Bc3 $17)
16... Bxc3 17. Qxc3 bxc4 18. b4 Bb7 19. e4 (19. Rac1 $5 $15) 19... dxe4 $17 20.
Nxd7 Nxd7 21. Be5 f6 22. Bd4 Qc7 23. Bxa7 Ne5 24. a4 e3 25. Qxe3 Bxg2 26. Kxg2
Qb7+ 27. Kg1 (27. f3 $5 27... Nxf3 $1 {Demolition of pawn structure} 28. Qxf3
Qxa7 29. Ra2 $17) 27... Nf3+ (27... Qxb4 $6 28. Bd4 $15) 28. Kf1 Nxh2+ 29. Kg1
Nf3+ 30. Kf1 e5 31. Bc5 Rfd8 32. a5 (32. Rac1 Qc6 33. a5 33... e4 $17) 32...
Nd4 (32... Rd2 33. Rxd2 Nxd2+ 34. Qxd2 Qh1+ 35. Ke2 Qxa1 36. Qd7 $11) 33. Kg1
$17 33... Nf3+ (33... Nc2 34. Qc3 Nxa1 35. Qxc4+ Kh8 36. Rxa1 $17) 34. Kf1 $19
34... Qc6 35. a6 (35. Rac1 35... e4 $19) 35... Nd2+ (35... Ng5 $5 36. Rxd8+
Rxd8 37. Qc1 Qh1+ 38. Ke2 $19) 36. Kg1 $17 36... Nb3 37. a7 (37. Qe2 $5 37...
Nxa1 38. Qxc4+ Kh8 39. Rxa1 $17) 37... Nxa1 $19 (37... Nxc5 38. Rxd8+ Rxd8 39.
Qxc5 Qxc5 40. bxc5 $18) 38. Rxa1 Rd3 39. Qe2 Qd5 40. Kh2 Ra8 (40... e4 41. Ra5
$19) 41. Be3 (41. Re1 $19) 41... Qe4 (41... f5 $5 42. Ra5 Qe4 43. Rb5 $19) 42.
b5 f5 43. Re1 (43. b6 43... f4 44. Ra4 fxe3 45. Rxc4 $19) 43... f4 (43... Rd6
$5 44. b6 44... c3 $19) 44. Bc5 $17 44... fxg3+ 45. fxg3 Qd5 (45... Qb7 46. b6
Rad8 47. Qxe5 Rd2+ 48. Re2 $11) 46. Qxe5 $11 46... Rd2+ 47. Kh3 Qg2+ 48. Kh4 (
48. Kg4 48... Rdd8 $15) 48... Qh2+ (48... h5 49. Re4 49... c3 $14) 49. Kg4 $11
{Threatening mate... how?} 49... h5+ 50. Kg5 {Threatening mate: Kg6} 50... Qh3
51. Re4 Rd3 (51... Rad8 52. Kg6 52... Qd7 $18) 52. g4 $18 {
The mate threat is Kg6} 52... hxg4 53. Qe6+ Kh8 54. b6 54... Rad8 $4 {
Black has lost his nerve... understandable when you consider his position} (
54... Rb3 55. Qc6 Qh6+ 56. Qxh6+ gxh6+ 57. Kxh6 (57. Kxg4 $6 57... c3 $18)
57... Rh3+ 58. Kg6 Rg8+ 59. Kf5 Rh5+ 60. Ke6 Rxc5 61. b7 $18) 55. Re5 (55. Bd4
Qh1 56. b7 Qc1+ 57. Be3 R3d5+ 58. Kg6 Rf8 59. b8=Q Rg5+ 60. Kxg5 Qxe3+ 61. Rxe3
Rxb8 62. axb8=Q+ Kh7 63. Qh2#) 55... Qh1 $4 {solves nothing} (55... Rb3 56. Bd4
{Clearance to allow e5-a5} 56... Rf3 $18) 56. Qxg4 (56. b7 Qh6+ 57. Qxh6+ gxh6+
58. Kxh6 Ra3 59. b8=Q Ra6+ 60. Bb6 Rxb6+ 61. Qxb6 Rd6+ 62. Qxd6 Kg8 63. a8=Q+
Kf7 64. Rf5#) 56... Qh6+ $19 57. Kf5 Qf6+ (57... c3 58. Qe4 Qh3+ 59. Kf4 Qh4+
60. Kf5 g6+ 61. Ke6 Qh3+ 62. Rf5 gxf5 63. Bd4+ Kg8 64. Qd5 Rxd4 65. Qxd4 Qh6+
66. Qf6 Re8+ 67. Kxf5 Qh5+ 68. Qg5+ Qxg5+ 69. Kxg5 c2 70. Kg6 c1=Q 71. a8=R
Qc6+ 72. Kg5 Rxa8 73. b7 Qd5+ 74. Kg4 Ra4+ 75. Kg3 Qb3+ 76. Kf2 Ra2+ 77. Ke1
Qb1#) 58. Ke4 Qc6+ 59. Kf5 (59. Kf4 {a last effort to resist the inevitable}
59... c3 60. Be3 Rf8+ 61. Rf5 Qh6+ 62. Qg5 Rxf5+ 63. Kxf5 Rd5+ 64. Kg4 Rxg5+
65. Bxg5 $19) 59... Rf3+ 60. Qxf3 Qxf3+ 61. Ke6 Qf6# 0-1

 

Comments


  • 7 years ago

    ChessDweeb

    Hi Erik,

    I forgot to delete the move orders and leave only the commentary. My Bad.

  • 7 years ago

    jkor

    This was a really spectacular one.
  • 7 years ago

    erik

    did you intend to post the move list above the board like that?? or was that our bug...
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