Bessel's Party Blitz

(1) Polgar,Judit - Navara,David [C88]
Blindfold blitz, 09.03.2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.a3 Qd7 11.Nc3 Rfe8 12.Bg5 Nd8 [12...h6!? ] 13.d4 exd4 14.Nxd4 h6 15.Bf4 Ne6 I realised that this was risky, but I could not find out anything better in 5 seconds. 16.Nxe6 fxe6 17.e5 dxe5? [As pointed out by the (Czech) Chess Weekly, 17...Qc6 was much stronger, as 18.Bxe6+ Kf8 leads to fully acceptable complications.] 18.Qxd7 Nxd7 19.Bxe6+ Kf8 20.Bxd7 Red8 21.Bxe5 [21.Bxh6!? Rxd7 22.Be3+/- gives White good chances for the win. There might be two possible explanations why Mrs Polgar did not win this position: 1. Exhibition games usually end with a draw. 2. The playing rate was very quick, about 5 seconds per move.] 21...Rxd7 22.Rad1 Rad8 23.Rxd7? [I guess I noticed the line 23.Bxg7+ Kxg7 24.Rxe7+ Rxe7 25.Rxd8 Re1+ but forgot that the king had a vacant square on h2.] 23...Rxd7 +/= 24.Rd1 Rxd1+ 25.Nxd1 Be4 26.Nc3 Bxc2 27.Bxc7 Bf6 28.f3 Bxc3 29.bxc3 Ke7 30.Kf2 Ke6 31.Ke3 Kd5 32.g4 g6 33.h4 h5 34.Kf4 [34.gxh5 gxh5 35.Kf4 Bd1 ] 34...hxg4 35.fxg4 Ke6 36.Kg5 Bb1 37.h5 1/2-1/2

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