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Chess Controversy: Judit Polgar vs Kasparov - Touch move controversy! - Sicilian:: Linares 1994

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Published on Sep 6, 2011

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[Event "Linares GM tournamen"]
[Site "Linares GM tournamen"]
[Date "1994.??.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Judit Polgar"]
[Black "Garry Kasparov"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B82"]
[PlyCount "98"]
[EventDate "1994.??.??"]

{According to Wiki: At Linares 1994, Polgár suffered a controversial defeat at the hands of
then-world champion Garry Kasparov. The tournament marked the first time the
17-year-old Polgár was invited to compete with the world's strongest players.
After four games she had two points, which was a fair result considering she
was rated third from last in the very strong event.[82] Matched with Kasparov
in the fifth round, the World Champion changed his mind after making a move
and then made another move instead.[83][84] (According to chess rules, once a
player has released a piece, he cannot make a different move. So Kasparov
should have been required to play his original move.) Polgár said she did not
challenge this, explaining afterwards, "I was playing the World Champion and
didn't want to cause unpleasantness during my first invitation to such an
important event. I was also afraid that if my complaint was overruled I would
be penalized on the clock when we were in time pressure." She was unaware at
the time that the re-move was caught on tape by a television crew: the
videotape showed Kasparov's fingers were free of the knight for six frames
(meaning, at 24 frames per second, Kasparov had released the piece for 1/4 of
a second). The tournament director was criticised for not forfeiting Kasparov
when the videotape evidence was made available to him.[85] At one point Polgár
reportedly confronted Kasparov in the hotel bar, asking him, "How could you do
this to me?"[86] Kasparov told reporters that his conscience was clear, as he
was not aware of his hand leaving the piece.[87] Although Polgár recovered by
the end of the tournament, she went into a slump over the next six rounds,
gaining only half a point.[82] In Chess for Dummies, James Eade commented on
the game, writing, "If even world champions break the rules, what hope do the
rest of us have?"[88]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.
f4 e6 7. Be2 Be7 8. O-O Qc7 9. Qe1 Nbd7 10. a4 b6 11. Bf3 Bb7 12. Kh1 Rd8 13.
Be3 O-O 14. Qg3 Nc5 15. f5 e5 16. Bh6 Ne8 17. Nb3 Nd7 18. Rad1 Kh8 19. Be3 Nef6
20. Qf2 Rfe8 21. Rfe1 Bf8 22. Bg5 h6 23. Bh4 Rc8 24. Qf1 Be7 25. Nd2 (25. Bf2
Kg8 (25... b5 26. axb5 axb5) 26. Kg1 Ra8 27. Kh1 Nh7 28. Nd2 Rec8 29. Kg1 Nhf6
30. Qe2 b5 31. a5 (31. axb5 axb5 32. Nxb5 Qxc2)) 25... Qc5 26. Nb3 Qb4 27. Be2
Bxe4 28. Nxe4 Nxe4 29. Bxe7 Rxe7 30. Bf3 Nef6 31. Qxa6 Ree8 32. Qe2 Kg8 33. Bb7
Rc4 34. Qd2 Qxa4 35. Qxd6 Rxc2 36. Nd2 {After this game, Kasparov argued that
he was not afraid of 37. Bc6, and rattled off analysis to indicate that Black
is OK after that move, somehow.} Nf8 (36... Nc5 37. Bc6 Qh4 38. Bxe8 (38. g3
Qh5 39. Bxe8 Nxe8 40. Qd8 Kh7 41. Qxe8 Nd3 42. Rf1 Nf2+ 43. Rxf2 Qxd1+ 44. Kg2
Rxd2 45. Qxf7 Rxf2+) 38... Ng4 39. h3 Nf2+ 40. Kh2 Qf4+ 41. Kg1 (41. g3 Qxf5
42. Bxf7+ Kxf7 43. Rg1 (43. Rxe5 Qxh3+ 44. Kg1 Qxg3+ 45. Kf1 Qd3+ 46. Qxd3
Nfxd3)) 41... Nxh3+ 42. gxh3 Qg3+ 43. Kh1 Qxh3+) (36... Rxb2 37. Bc6 Qb4 38.
Qxb4 Rxb4 39. Kg1 Re7 40. h3 Kh7) 37. Ne4 N8d7 38. Nxf6+ Nxf6 39. Qxb6 Ng4 40.
Rf1 e4 41. Bd5 e3 42. Bb3 Qe4 43. Bxc2 Qxc2 44. Rd8 Rxd8 45. Qxd8+ Kh7 46. Qe7
Qc4 47. Rb1 Qf4 48. Kg1 (48. g3 Qf3+ 49. Kg1 Qf2+ 50. Kh1 Qxh2#) 48... Qf2+ 49.
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