"Meine Lieblingspartie von Judit Polgar"

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11.11.2021 – Judit Polgar gilt gemeinhin als die beste Schachspielerin aller Zeiten. Fast ausschließlich Männerturniere bestreitend drang sie unaufhaltsam in die absolute Weltspitze vor. 2004 erklomm sie im Alter von 28 Jahren Platz 8 der Weltrangliste. Im Jahr darauf nahm sie am Turnier um die Männerweltmeisterschaft teil und erreichte ein Elohoch von 2735. Im neuen ChessBase Magazin #204 kommentieren unsere Autoren ihre persönliche Lieblingspartie der großartigen Ungarin. So entstand eine exklusive Sammlung von 23 (zumeist sehr spektakulären!) Siegen aus dem Zeitraum 1989 bis 2014. Polgars Spiel war berühmt für ihren furiosen Angriffsstil. Ein schönes Beispiel ist ihre Gewinnpartie gegen Vadim Ruban aus dem Jahr 1993, kommentiert von IM Robert Ris. Wir wünschen viel Vergnügen!

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"Meine Lieblingspartie von Judit Polgar"

Robert Ris kommentiert Vadim Ruban – Judit Polgar (Groningen PCA Groningen (8), 1993)

1.d4 Sf6 2.Sf3 g6 3.c4 Lg7 4.Sc3 0–0 5.Lg5 A relatively solid line, while the main lines of the KID are starting with 5.e4

5...d6 6.e3 In more recent years Mamedyarov has given preference to 6.Dd2


There are different setups possible, but true to her style, Polgar proceeds in the spirit of this opening.

7.Le2 e5 8.0–0 h6 9.Lh4 g5 Sooner or later this moves has to played in order to get of the pin.

10.Lg3 Sh5 11.dxe5

11...Sxg3 11...dxe5?! allows 12.Lxe5! Sxe5 13.Sxe5 Lxe5 14.Lxh5 and White is a pawn up.

12.hxg3 dxe5 Objectively a better idea is, but then 12...Sxe5 13.Dc2 followed by Tad1 White can claim an edge.

13.Dc2 f5 14.Tad1 c6 15.Sd2

The critical moment of the game. White has a very solid position and hopes to exploit Black's aggressive expansion on the kingside. However, in the present game Polgar shows Black's attacking potential in a very convincing way. One the of main problems for White are the lack of nice squares for the knights and in order to activate these pieces White should opt for 15.g4! fxg4 16.Sd2 (16.Sh2 has been played in a few earlier, games, but on d2 it's more active) 16...Sf6 17.Sde4 De7 18.c5! offers White tremendous play on the light-squares, while the d6–square is a great outpost for either the knight or rook (to double on the d-file). In the game Ruban first brings the knight to d2, preparing g3–g4 with the idea of controlling the e4–square, but Polgar has a creative solution thwarting White's plan.

15...h5!? 16.e4 The point of Black's last move is that 16.Lxh5? fails to 16...g4 17.e4 Dg5 and the bishop is trapped.

16...f4 17.gxf4? Perhaps more stubborn is 17.Lxh5 though after 17...Sf6 the minus pawn isn't really felt.


Recapturing away from the centre with 17...exf4! is a better option, opening up the diagonal for the dark-squared bishop and clearing the e5 square for the knight. After 18.Lxh5 Se5 19.Sf3 De7 Black is in great shape. One of the plans is to use the h-file for a kingside attack.

18.Lxh5 Grabbing such a pawn is asking for problems, as the opening of the h-file could only really favor Black. A more sound option is 18.b4!? planning c5, Nc4 etc.

18...Dh4 19.Lf3 In case of 19.Le2 a strong idea is 19...Tf6 20.Sf3 Dh7 followed by Rh6 when the threats against the white king become unbearable. (20...Dh5?! 21.Sd4 and the knight can be installed on f5.)

19...Sf6 19...Tf6? is less impressive this time, because after 20.Tfe1 Th6 21.Kf1 the white king can still be evacuated.


20...Kh8 A useful move, as the king leaves the a2–g8 diagonal and the rook may join the attack along the g-file.

21.Tfe1 Sg4! 22.Lxg4 Lxg4 23.f3 23.Sf3? is strongly met by 23...Lxf3 24.gxf3 Dh3! and since the king can't escape mate within a few moves can't be avoided.

23...Tad8! Another fantastic move: ignoring your opponents threat by generating a counterattack. After something like 23...Le6?! 24.Kf1 followed by Ke2 White still puts up resistance.

24.Sf1? White succumbs to the pressure. 24.fxg4 is met by 24...Txd2! 25.Txd2 Dxe1+ and Black will be a rook up.; White's best chance is to overprotect the knight on d2, but then after 24.Dc2 Le6–+ White can never take on b7 any longer, while Black's attack simply continues (Rg8, Bf8–c5 etc).

24...Lxf3! 25.gxf3 Tg8!

25...Lf6? isn't clear at all, since after 26.Sh2! Tg8+ 27.Kh1 Td2 (27...Dh3? 28.Dc2+–) 28.Te2! everything is well covered. (28.Txd2? Dxe1+ 29.Sf1 Dxf1+ 30.Kh2 Dg1+ 31.Kh3 Dg3#)

26.Sh2 26.Txd8 runs into 26...Lf8+! 27.Sg3 Dxg3+ 28.Kf1 Dg2#

26...Lf8+ Another advantage to start with Rg8 is that the bishop can join the attack via c5.

27.Kh1 Lc5 28.Te2 28.Dc2 Dg3! with the idea to take on d1, deflecting defenders from either the g2 or g1 square. (28...Td7!? with the idea of Rdg7 also suffices) 29.Tc1 Td7 30.Sa4 Lf2 wins for Black.

28...Td7! 29.Sa4 29.Txd7 Tg1#

29...Lf2! and here White had seen enough, as White can't do anything against the threat of ...Dxh2+, e.g. 30.Dc2 (30.Txf2 Dxf2 31.Sg4 Th7+ and mate.) 30...Dxh2+! 31.Kxh2 Th7#


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