|malthrope: Speaking of the Big boys and Kamsky winning this tourney... o_O|
Today GM Rauf Mamedov (2660) AZE defeated GM Gata Kamsky (2713) USA in a Sicilian Defense: Kan Variation [B42] which eventually lead to a winning R + P's ending for Rauf.
[Event "Baku Open"]
[White "Rauf Mamedov"]
[Black "Gata Kamsky"]
[Opening "Sicilian Defense: Kan Variation: 5. Bd3"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 g6 6.0-0 Bg7 7.Nb3 d6 8.a4 Ne7 9.Nc3 Nbc6 10.a5 d5 11.Bd2 0-0 12.Na4 Rb8 13.Be3 Be5 14.Bb6 Bc7 15.Qd2 Bd7 16.f4 e5 17.f5 dxe4 18.f6 Bxb6+ 19.Nxb6 Nf5 20.Bxe4 Be6 21.Qxd8 Rfxd8 22.Nc5 Rd6 23.Rfd1 Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 Nxa5 25.b4 Ne3 26.Rd7 Nac4 27.Nxc4 Bxc4 28.Bxb7 Nxc2 29.Bxa6 Be6 30.Nxe6 fxe6 31.Bc4 Nd4 32.b5 Nxb5 33.Bxe6+ Kh8 34.g4 Nd4 35.Bd5 Ne2+ 36.Kf2 Nf4 37.h4 Nxd5 38.Rxd5 Kg8 39.Rxe5 Kf7 40.g5 Rb7 41.Kf3 Ra7 42.Kf4 Rb7 43.Re4 Ra7 44.Rc4 h6 45.Re4 hxg5+ 46.hxg5 Kf8 47.Rd4 Kf7 48.Ke5 Rb7 49.Rd5 Ra7 50.Rc5 Rd7 51.Rc6 Ra7 52.Kd6 Ra5 53.Rc7+ Kf8 54.Rc5 Ra6+ 55.Rc6 Ra8 56.Rc5 Ra6+ 57.Ke5 Ra7 58.Rb5 Kf7 59.Kd6 Ra6+ 60.Kd5 Ra8 61.Rb7+ Kf8 62.Rg7 Ra5+ 63.Ke6 Ra6+ 64.Ke5 Ra5+ 65.Kf4 Ra4+ 66.Ke3 Ra3+ 67.Kd4 Ra4+ 68.Kc3 Ra3+ 69.Kb4 Rh3 70.Rxg6 Rh7 71.Rh6 1-0
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The final position after 71. Rh6 1-0
A first-class Chess game by the young GM. :)
Also interesting is the position that I showed to <twinlark> the other day... :) From Rauf's game against IM Ulvi Bajarani (2409) AZE played in Rd #4 (Aug 26, 2010).
Here is the position reached...
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Mamedov vs Bajarani
Black has just played 31... Rfh8 -- White to play.
As, I was telling <twinlark> in his chessforum, <"Find the killer shot that Rauf had waiting a real life <"Bolt from the Blue!"> :XD">
It's a humdinger! ~lol~ ;)
Tomorrow at the Baku Open the top pairings for Round #7 (of 9) are:
Bd #1 // Miroshnichenko (5) vs Mamedov (5½)
Bd #2 // Sutovsky (5) vs Safarli (5)
Bd #3 // Abbasov (5) vs Aleksandrov (5)
Bd #4 // Alavi (5) vs Savchenko (5)
Bd #5 // Kamsky (4½) vs Essen (5)
So far, it has been a very enjoyable tourney with some fantastic games and positions! :^)
My Best, - Mal
PS: If you have any trouble finding the <'killer shot'> above you can always check out the game score here:
R Mamedov vs U Bajarani, 2010
Baku Open 2010 · Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) · 1-0
Or, you could take a quick 'peek' in my chessforum (my post back to <twinlark> as he very much enjoyed it!). ;)