Banging his Head Against an Elevator Door After Losing to 11-Year Old Judit

Banging his Head Against an Elevator Door After Losing to 11-Year Old Judit

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#agadmator Polgar notes that when she beat her first grandmaster at the age of 11, she was told that he did not take it well — going so far as to bang his head against an elevator door after losing. She doesn't specify in the interview, but the first GM she beat was the German player Lev Gutman in 1987 in a spectacular Sicilian attacking game

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Judit Polgar vs Lev Gutman
SWIFT tournament (1987), Bruxelles, rd 3
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation General (B83)

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. f4 a6 9. Be3 Qc7 10. a4 Nc6 11. Qe1 Nd7 12. Qg3 Bf6 13. Rad1 Rb8 14. Nc6 bc6 15. e5 de5 16. Ne4 Be7 17. f5 ef5 18. Bh6 g6 19. Rf5 Rb4 20. Bd3 f6 21. Rdf1 Re4 22. Bf8 Kf8 23. Be4 gf5 24. Bf5 Nb6 25. Bh7 Be6 26. Be4 Nd5 27. Qh4 Nf4 28. Qh8 Bg8 29. Rd1 Ne6 30. Kh1 Bd8 31. Bf5 Nd4 32. Bh3 Qf7 33. c3 Qb3 34. Qh6 Ke7 35. Rf1 Ne6 36. Qf6 Kd6 37. Be6

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