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Gata Kamsky vs Zhao Jun
FIDE World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-27
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0


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Nov-27-05  Udit Narayan: Go Kamsky!
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  Jim Bartle: 450 point advantage in rating, playing white: isn't a Kamsky win almost a foregone conclusion?
Nov-27-05  alicefujimori: It's really good to see Kamsky coming back from retirement. Go Kamsky Go!!
Nov-27-05  suenteus po 147: <isn't a Kamsky win almost a foregone conclusion?> Based on rating alone you might think that, but Kamsky has been off the scene for a while, coming back only late last year. Check out some of the other "foregone conclusions" of the first round and see how they turned out exactly opposite from that conclusion. Anyway, it's nice to see Kamsky and Onischuk doing well. I hope Nakamura can turn things around in the second game and tiebreaks.
Nov-27-05  babakova: 2244? I dont think thats accurate. According to the site he is 2500.
Nov-27-05  Steppenwolf: Nothing positively brillant but good middle game and endgame technique from Kamsky. Must be the first thing to come back if you stop playing for a while at the highest level. The hardest parts must be to update your openings and to get back the strategic/tactical insights in the early middle game.
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  Ron: With the help of the database at, the position up to black's 16th move occured before. Kamsky's 17th move seems to be a new move, previous played was Bf3 by Galkin. That game is not in this database.
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  Jim Bartle: I'd guess the toughest thing to get back after a layoff is your nerve, the realization that one small mistake can mean a loss. You can study openings and databases for months, but you can't duplicate the tension of games that count.
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