|Jun-01-06|| ||FrenchFrog: 4...g6 is very passive.. Why did he play that?|
|Jun-01-06|| ||blingice: Well, it's the opening book move for the Grunfeld they are playing (Grunfeld (D94)). It allows for a fianchetto.|
|Jun-01-06|| ||FrenchFrog: It's a Slav, a variation called the Schlechter variation. You can reach the same position using the Grünfeld, but I thought Kamsky will try something else. It gives White a slight edge, and here, quickly, a strong position. 4 e3 is not a bloody move, but ...g6 is a very shy answer. Petrossian would have liked to play this with White. And Bacrot is one of his heirs.|
|Jun-01-06|| ||blingice: Ok, I followed it with the Opening Explorer, and it definetely is a Grunfeld transposed: Opening Explorer|
Exact same line, although Kamsky's response of 2..c6 is typical of a Slav.
|Jun-03-06|| ||FrenchFrog: 15....c5 seems to be a wrong plan. Too optimistic for Black?|
|Jun-14-06|| ||sharkbenjamin: Kamsy is a fighter!!|
|Jun-14-06|| ||technical draw: <sharkbenjamin> I'm glad you think Kamsy is a fighter but what do you think of Gata Kamsky?|
|Jun-06-07|| ||outsider: sharky> no, kamsky is a fighter in the worst sense. he behaves like a computer and extends his games when it is high time he gave up. in soviet union championships, referees demanded players to give up in hopeless positions. that was better. what i see here is sheer disrespect|
|Jun-06-07|| ||keypusher: <in soviet union championships, referees demanded players to give up in hopeless positions.> |
A Soviet tournament, 1990 or so:
Referee: Give up, Gata Rustamovich! Resistance is useless!
Rustam: Let's get out of here, kid!
You have to admit, Gata is doing better than the USSR (or Bacrot) these days.
|Jun-06-07|| ||euripides: Sviatoslav Richter had to be dragged off the platform by armed men when he insisted on playing a particularly long and deep Bach prelude at Stalin's funeral.|
|Jun-06-07|| ||keypusher: <euripides> I thought you were joking!|