The diagram sets the scene for the biggest disaster of the event. Salov, playing White against Polgar, was pushing hard for a win. There followed: 1.Kf3 Re5 2.Rb8+ Kf7 3.Rb7+ Ke6 4.Be3 Rf5+ 5.Ke4 Re5+ 6.Kd3 Rd1+ 7.Kc4 Re4+ 8.Kb5 Rd7 9.Rb6+ Kd5 10.b4 Ree7 11.Ra6 Rb6+ 12.Ka5 Rec7 13.Ra8 Kc4 14.Bc5 Rc6!
Suddenly, the tables are turned. The threat is 15...Rb5+ 16.Ka4 Rcxc5! 17.bxc5 Rb1 and Black wins! Salov played 15.Bf8 but after 15...Rb5+ 16.Ka4 Rb8! he resigned: 17.Rxb8 Ra6 is mate.Reuse content