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It's often said that Judit Polgar can't play with the black pieces. Is this true for any identifiable reason or is it fair to say such commentary is simply jealous sniping.

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    Voting to close unless a citation is provided. – firtydank Mar 10 '16 at 7:39
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It's often said that Judit Polgar can't play with the black pieces.

I have never heard this.

I just looked her up on MegaBase and her performance rating as White was 2677 and as Black was 2610, which is a pretty normal difference of 67 points. For comparison, Kasparov's performance rating as White was 2809 and as Black was 2725, a difference of 84 points, and Carlsen's performance rating as White has been 2748 and as Black has been 2684, a difference of 64 points.

Is this true for any identifiable reason

No.

or is it fair to say such commentary is simply jealous sniping.

I imagine so.

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