Originally posted by sonhouse
From what I see, the bishop can only go safely to C8 and white has 2 extra pawns, GM level, a dead win. Eventually anyway. So Judith knew it and gave her the respect she was due by not playing out what to them was a dead lost position for Judith.
If Polgar wanted to show respect to her opponent, shouldn't she have resigned 9 moves earlier, when losing a black pawn was inevitable? At move 39, black's D4 pawn was clearly lost.
Don't get me wrong; perhaps you're right, and Polgar knew the game was over, but dragged it out in vain. I just wonder what it was about the last move that made her resign. Perhaps it's a combination of losing tempo (to save the bishop) and being down 2 pawns that made her resign. That attack on the Bishop essentially gave Hou a free move, in addition to her more dominant position.