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Topalov - Kamsky Match

Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Gata Kamsky2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]

Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 17-27 2009

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Topalov vs Kamsky ½-½352009Topalov - Kamsky MatchD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. Kamsky vs Topalov 0-1322009Topalov - Kamsky MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Topalov vs Kamsky ½-½372009Topalov - Kamsky MatchD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
4. Kamsky vs Topalov 1-0732009Topalov - Kamsky MatchC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Topalov vs Kamsky 1-0552009Topalov - Kamsky MatchC07 French, Tarrasch
6. Kamsky vs Topalov ½-½432009Topalov - Kamsky MatchB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Topalov vs Kamsky 1-0452009Topalov - Kamsky MatchC07 French, Tarrasch
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Feb-18-09  ivan999: mtel 2008 ofcourse.
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  Jim Bartle: Come on, Gata. Time for Rustam to punch the clock.
Feb-18-09  virginmind: 7 seconds for eight moves
Feb-18-09  Cacoethes: <Jim Bartle: Come on, Gata. Time for Rustam to punch the clock.> And anything else within arm's reach :P
Feb-18-09  virginmind: jesus, gata flagged!!!
Feb-18-09  ivan999: congrats topalov. 0-1
Feb-18-09  The Rocket: if kamsky loses this game we can safely say that he beat himself...

topalov didnt have to do much

Feb-18-09  dumbgai: Yep, it's over. 0-1 for Topalov.
Feb-18-09  ivan999: i thought he just resigned after f5.
Feb-18-09  njchess: That's that. Kamsky loses on time.
Feb-18-09  Kreifi: <The Rocket: if kamsky loses this game we can safely say that he beat himself...

topalov didnt have to do much>I think he had to play better if he wins. It's what about this match is.

Feb-18-09  KamikazeAttack: what a horrible game at this level
Feb-18-09  Slaven MNE: Well done Vesko!
Feb-18-09  ivan999: kamsky resigned because after f5 he is down a whole piece.
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  Jim Bartle: Is there a provision for late entry into Linares?

On the other hand, Nigel Short once lost the first game of a match with white in 24 moves (vs. Gelfand), and came back to win 5-3.

Feb-18-09  k0mi: already in game 2 Gata is behind... maybe I was too pessimistic to vote for 4.5 - 2.5 the match score :) and on Friday Topa has the white pieces. what a chance...
Feb-18-09  ngc800: He didn't resign. He lost on time.
Feb-18-09  virginmind: by move 15 gata may have reached (visually) a dream-like attacking position, but...only visually. taking almost all of your time to get to this...i dont know....
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  Softpaw: Horrendous, painful, ugly self-destruction.
Feb-18-09  jhoro: it was woeful time management by Gata, but Topa played very well this time. 21...Rc7! for example
Feb-18-09  ivan999: ofcourse he resigned. confirmed by GM Dimitrov on chessdom.
Feb-18-09  dumbgai: <jhoro> Well as GM Short pointed out, 21...Rc7 was a good move but not very hard to find. There were no other reasonable alternatives in that position. Kamsky really made it worse for himself by giving Topalov lots of very obvious moves.
Feb-18-09  konstantin80: no he is not
Feb-18-09  jhoro: it is early, but looks like Kamsky is following in the steps of the other K from few months back
Feb-18-09  dumbgai: <ivan999> Hahahaha, Dimitrov and chessdom aren't exactly the most impartial observers out there... -_-;;

Who cares whether he resigned or flagged? Does it make a difference? He was down to his final seconds and about to lose a piece (and then some).

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