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|Feb-21-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: <well, i'm rooting for kamsky, but he is losing. and it is a very short match. and he's never won a game against topalov.>|
And I; yes, he is; it is, but one game <is> just one game -- he's got plenty of opportunity; that's the hard one to get around, but the past is past and so on and so forth.
|Feb-21-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: Haha! Yes!! Victory!|
|Jul-29-09|| ||Troller: In 1984, after 18 games the score was 11-7 in Karpov's favour, when 22-year-old Kasparov was playing his first WC match.|
In 1996, after 18 games the score was 10½-7½ in Karpov's favour, when 21-year-old Kamsky was playing his first WC match.
Just saying. Not comparing or anything...
|Jul-29-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Very interesting point, Troller. Karpov didn't have the option of just running out the clock on Kasparov, like he did to Kamsky.|
|Dec-23-09|| ||Pravitel: I really enjoyed going through Karpov's Elista Diaries. Very nice match and a big fight. Kamsky fought like a man to the very end, not giving up. Much better attitude than what Anand showed against Kasparov. Karpov was ruthless especially on the first part of the match and punished Kamsky accurately from the smallest mistakes.|
|Sep-23-10|| ||Everett: In a sense, this was Karpov's swansong. Soon he would be ousted from his usual #2 position in the rankings and by 1998-9 be out of the top 5.|
Still, through his 45th year, he was playing top level chess, over two consecutive decades of being either #1 or #2.
|Apr-30-11|| ||bronkenstein: Some usefull info + comments on key moments of the games @ http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour... .|
|Jun-29-12|| ||sallom89: I never Knew about that..
< The first World Championship not to use adjournments was the PCA Championship between Anand and Kasparov in 1995 while the last one to use adjournments was the FIDE World Championship between Gata Kamsky and Anatoly Karpov in 1996.>
|Jun-30-12|| ||parmetd: A glaring error in this WC summary, Kamsky quit chess to become A LAWYER! Not medical.|
|Jun-30-12|| ||Shams: <parmetd> Negative, ghost rider-- Kamsky studied medicine for a year, then law:
|Jun-30-12|| ||King Death: What <Shams> says is right, Kamsky retired from chess to become an M.D. even though he never got there. If the writer had said that Kamsky left chess "originally intending" to go into medicine I'd agree.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||parmetd: the just makes a mistake in wikipedia as well shams.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||King Death: < parmetd: the just makes a mistake in wikipedia as well shams.>|
It isn't a mistake in that Wikipedia article, they had it right. At the time I wasn't even an active player and I knew that Kamsky was leaving chess to become a doctor. He changed his mind, happens every day.
There's no shame in not having the facts straight once in awhile, just own up instead of insisting that you're right about everything.
|Jul-02-12|| ||parmetd: He may have thought about going to med school but the fact is he never did. He went to lawschool so it should be updated to reflect that.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||Jason Frost: <parmetd: He may have thought about going to med school but the fact is he never did. He went to lawschool so it should be updated to reflect that.>|
The fact is you're wrong.
<As I am sure you well recall, in 1996 Roustam Kamsky announced that Gata was quitting chess to go to medical school. This lacked credibility because Gata never even went to high school, so how could he go to medical school (he graduated from high school in Russia at the age of 13, before he came to America). Roustam Kamsky told me that in the intervening years Gata Kamsky had achieved very high scores on all the entrance examinations, had gone to Brooklyn College and completed his BA degree in just two years instead of the usual four, and had gone to medical school, but for only one year. So, he dropped out of medical school because he did not like being a doctor and went law school instead. Gata is right now in his final semester of Law School and will graduate in May.> (http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...)
|Jul-02-12|| ||RookFile: Law School? Sounds very impressive to me.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Except that he never went to Law School :)|
|Jul-03-12|| ||parmetd: He did. He has a JD.|
|Jul-03-12|| ||Jason Frost: <parmetd: He did. He has a JD.>|
What!? I thought he decided to become an astronaut, then crashed into the moon where he captained a 'yellow submarine' made of cheese ... before riding a comet back to earth and returning to his career as the most interesting man in the world.
|Jul-03-12|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <parmetd: He did. He has a JD.>|
|Apr-20-16|| ||svBlond: <Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of the tiny Soviet republic of Kalmykia>|
<Kamsky was reluctant to play in a Soviet satellite>
Did this match take place in an alternate universe in which the USSR still existed in 1996?
|Apr-20-16|| ||Olavi: A comment after nine years:
<Inf: boy gata sure looks young.>
The picture is from Las Palmas 1994.
|Apr-20-16|| ||Olavi: Or even Manila Olympiad 1992, I now think, ven if I can't locate the exact picture.|
|Mar-05-19|| ||amadeus: "The top 10 from the Interzonal were joined by 1993 FIDE World Champion Anatoly Karpov, 1993 FIDE runner-up Jan Timman, and 1993 Candidates semi-finalist Artur Yusupov (...) |
The format was a departure from all previous world championships, in that the reigning champion (Karpov) was not seeded directly into a championship match. Instead, he joined the competition at the semifinal stage." - from Wikipedia
< First Round -- best of 8 games>
Kamsky +3 -1 =3 vs. Van der Sterren
Game Collection: Match Kamsky!
Anand +3 -1 =3 vs. Yusupov
Game Collection: WCC Index (Anand-Yusupov 1994)
Salov +4 -0 =2 vs. Khalifman
Game Collection: WCC Index (Salov-Khalifman 1994)
Timman +2 -1 =5 vs. Lautier
Game Collection: WCC Index (Timman-Lautier 1994)
Gelfand +3 -1 =4 vs. Adams
Game Collection: WCC Index (Gelfand-Adams 1994)
Kramnik +2 -0 =5 vs. Yudasin
Game Collection: Match Kramnik!
<Second Round -- best of 8 games>
Kamsky +2 -2 =4 (+2 -0 =0) vs. Anand
Game Collection: Match Anand!
Salov +2 -1 =5 vs. Timman
Salov - Timman Candidates Semifinal (1994)
Gelfand +2 -1= 5 vs. Kramnik
Gelfand - Kramnik Candidates Semifinal (1994)
<Semifinals (Candidates Final) -- best of 10 games>
Kamsky +4 -0 =3 vs. Salov
Game Collection: Match Kamsky!
Karpov +4 -1 =4 vs. Gelfand
Game Collection: WCC Index (Karpov-Gelfand 1995)
<Final (FIDE WCC) -- best of 20 games>
Karpov +6 -3 =9 vs. Kamsky
Karpov - Kamsky FIDE World Championship Match (1996)
|Aug-02-19|| ||Chesgambit: hmm no Anand ?|
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