Kaidanov-Polgar: Dark Crisis

Kaidanov-Polgar: Dark Crisis

MikeRoesell
MikeRoesell
Feb 24, 2010, 6:34 PM |
12 | Chess Event Coverage

      Round three of this Sicilian themed chess match and the score is White 3, Black 0.  Will we see a break for the second player in tomorrows fourth and final game? Only the chess gods can tell.

      Today's game found GM Judit Polgar with black pieces in the Najdorf variation and GM Gregory Kaidanov playing 6.Bg5. While she seemed to have equalized Polgar let the game slip away with a few inaccuracies. Kaidanov played well and managed, with a little help from Polgar's final mistake, to herd Black into mating pattern.  Polgar quickly resigned with mate in three. 

      Kaidanov now leads the match 2-1 with one game to play.  Is Polgar hungry enough to break down Kaidanov's Scheveningen tomorrow and force a blitz playoff? Only time, tactics and position will tell. You can follow the final game live here.
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