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Gata Kamsky vs Sergei Tiviakov
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-29
Scandinavian Defense: Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01)  ·  0-1


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Jan-29-06  yunis: why not 28.Re6 capturing the bishop?!! a lot of blunders by Kamsky i think
Jan-29-06  yunis: 20.why not Bxf4?
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: <yunis>, offhand, it appears that 28.Re6,Qxe6; 29.dxe6,Rxd3; 30.Rxd3,Re8; 31.Rd5,Rxe6; 32.Rxf5 swaps two sets of major pieces and leaves Black up an extra passed pawn. However, I can't see why White didn't play 20.Bxf4. One caution: I'm not using computer aid, so I could be missing something.
Jan-29-06  sharkbenjamin: Gata don't give up! Your tactical skill will come back.
Jan-29-06  I3illieJoe: It's been many years...a lot of excellent players have appeared on the scene. As much as it hurts cuz I really like Gata, I think he will never reach that level that he once had....
Jan-29-06  Kangaroo: If <20. Bxf4> then <20 ... Rh4> threatening <g6-g5> and Black stands better.

Notice that after <20. Bxf4 Rh4 21. Bxd6 Rxe4> White remains a pawn behind.

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  Mateo: <yunis: 20.why not Bxf4?> <An Englishman I can't see why White didn't play 20.Bxf4.> Kamsky could have played 20. Bf4. After 20... Rh4 21. Bd6 Re4, like <Kangaroo> said. But I must add that it is not exact that <White remains a pawn behind>, because with 22. Bc7 White wins back the pawn. Black has only a small advantage in the ending.
Jan-30-06  Castle In The Sky: Kamsky's first blunder was on move 12.d5?? The isolated pawn and chasing the knight actually give black a tempo in attacking white's ♗ on c4 and result in the loss of either the d pawn or the g pawn at black's option, black takes the g pawn (after 14. b5 whites ♕ could either go to d3, losing the "g" pawn or e2, losing the "d" pawn. 37.♗xe1 is also a bad move as it results in the inevitable loss of white's queen, although at the time white was already down on material and possessed an inferior pawn structure.
Mar-30-10  CHISPY: Hello folks, I think Kamsky's firts blunder was 13.Qe2 ... then Qb4! could be a strong black attack.
Jun-01-10  James Bowman: Yunis the reason for not 28. Re6 capturing the bishop is because the Bishop is covered by the rook and if the Qxf5 to double then ...Qg7 protects it, but more importantly is 28. Re6 ...Qd7 29. Qxa6+ ... Kb8 30. Qa7+ ... Kc8 31.Qa8# I saw this quickly surprised Kamsky missed it.

Maybe I missed something? If Yunis is still around for my belated response.

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  wordfunph: game quote..

"The reputation of the Scandinavian Defence is much worse than the positions arising from it."

- GM Sergei Tiviakov

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