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Topalov - Kamsky Match

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

TOPALOV vs KAMSKY
Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 17-27 2009

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Topalov vs Kamsky ½-½35 2009 Topalov - Kamsky MatchD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. Kamsky vs Topalov 0-132 2009 Topalov - Kamsky MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Topalov vs Kamsky ½-½37 2009 Topalov - Kamsky MatchD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
4. Kamsky vs Topalov 1-073 2009 Topalov - Kamsky MatchC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Topalov vs Kamsky 1-055 2009 Topalov - Kamsky MatchC07 French, Tarrasch
6. Kamsky vs Topalov ½-½43 2009 Topalov - Kamsky MatchB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Topalov vs Kamsky 1-045 2009 Topalov - Kamsky MatchC07 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-18-09  ivan999: mtel 2008 ofcourse.
Feb-18-09  Jim Bartle: Come on, Gata. Time for Rustam to punch the clock.
Feb-18-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Feb-18-09  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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....
Feb-18-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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