Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Gata Kamsky vs Yury Markovich Shulman
Foxwoods Open (2007), rd 8, Apr-08
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 2 times; par: 84 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 12 more Kamsky/Y Shulman games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Gata Kamsky vs Yury Markovich Shulman (2007)

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  AdrianP: Rd7! was a nice move - maybe Yuri missed this (Nunn calls this sort of move a 'colinear' move, I think). Gata makes the B v N endgame look very easy.
Apr-11-07  dbquintillion: What I like about this game is that most players around my rating would have been too nervous to leave the king on e2 all that time. It just "feels" unsafe, but Kamsky is able to objectively evaluate the position and see that there aren't any serious threats and doesn't waste the moves to bring it to a "more safe" square. The maintained initiative resulting from his confidence in his king's safety makes the difference in the game. One of the numerous "little things" that set a GMs play apart.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mateo: <AdrianP: Rd7! was a nice move - maybe Yuri missed this> Yes, and for sure he missed something when he played 26...Na6?. If he plays instead 26...Ne8, he avoids the check at d8. This makes a big difference. 26...Ne8 27.Qc3 Qxc3 (that's it: no check after 28.Rxd8+) 28.bxc3 Rxd7 29.Rxd7 a6. Of course, White stands better but the move actually played was worse.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mateo: Something nice too was that 30…Nb4 31.Bb7 ! Nxa2 32.Bd5 Nb4 33.Bxf7+ followed by 34.Rxa7 wins for White.
Premium Chessgames Member
  cotdt: they play on a really crappy chess "board"

what a shame!

May-02-09  PinnedPiece: Yuri in the photo is just completing 26..Na6
Sep-19-09  WhiteRook48: actually it is easy for a B vs N ending
Apr-02-12  ephesians: Wonderful technique by Kamsky.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
White is first to double on the open file, crossfire w/Bishop.
from 2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term '04 - '07 by fredthebear
London System Copycat 5c4 (D02) 1-0 Photo/Seize open lines
from Photo Album of Fredthebear by fredthebear
Kamsky beats Shulman with the London, Foxwoods '07
from London System by notyetagm
Kamsky on the London
from Queen Pawn Games by Freelix
Favorite games
by laskersteinitz
My London System Collection
by padfoot

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC