The following game was important to me, since I played with Judit Polgar, who has been for a long time the highest rated woman in the world. But since she practically never plays women’s tournaments, I did not have a chance to play with her. In this world blitz championship, Judit and I were the only women invited, and the following game is our direct encounter. I’m sure you will like the ending of this game. The YouTube version below is a shortened version of the full game, which you can find on my DVD “Chess Blitz Fever“.
Game Alexandra Kosteniuk – Judit Polgar, World Blitz Championship 2009, Moscow
Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) (2516) – Polgar Judit (HUN) (2687)
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