More interesting was Judit's effort, which was sub-par. Today, however, she had white and drew her game with Aronian, the second-highest player in the world. Here are the moves from Chessdom:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qf6 15. Bxd5 cxd5 16. Bf4 Bxf4 17. Qxf4 d4 18. cxd4 Rad8 19. Nc3 Rxd4 20. Ne4 Bxe4 21. Qxf6 gxf6 22. Rxe4 Rxd3 23. a4 Rfd8 24. g3 R3d4 25. Rxd4 Rxd4 26. axb5 axb5 27. Re1 Rd2 28. b3 Rb2 29. Re3 Kg7 30. Rf3 f5 31. h3 Kf6 32. g4 Kg6 33. Rxf5 Rxb3 34. Kg2 ½-½
Unfortunately, I read this at The Week in Chess:
Judit Polgar gave the impression that she sees her elite career as drawing to a close as she said her lack of focus and preparation had cost her and that she was concentrating on the annual Hungarian chess festival and her new series of books.
Well, I guess it had to happen sooner or later. But I was hoping it would be later, much much much later. Like when she was 100. Okay, 70.
Polgar will be gone from the scene, and there is no other woman who can fill her shoes. That is just plain damn sad. SHIT SHIT SHIT!
Final Standings (FROM OFFICIAL WEBSITE)
Results Round 9 - Mon 10th Dec
|Mickey Adams v Vladimir Kramnik||½-½|
|Judit Polgar v Levon Aronian||½-½|
|Hikaru Nakamura v Luke McShane||1-0|
|Magnus Carlsen v Vishy Anand||½-½|
|Gawain Jones (assisting commentary)|