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Gata Kamsky vs Sergei Tiviakov
Montreal International (2007), Montreal CAN, rd 4, Jul-23
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0


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Jul-24-07  Marmot PFL: Kamsky was very patient here, just building up on the c-file, then 23.Na7!, cd5 and Nc6 takes control of the position and soon black has no play at all. The ending is different than the one they had online (where there were relay errors) but a fine win either way.
Jul-24-07  Paul123: OMG! He didn't just play the London again?...yep he did......
Jul-24-07  savagerules: The London system is like the rope-a-dope opening esp. against the King's Indian, Black inevitably makes an antipositional move just to liven the game up and ends up losing.
Jul-27-07  Coleman: My GOSH these guys can handle complex positions. He head would ache after reviewing this board again and again thru time pressure. Great finesse game.
Jul-27-07  dx9293: One looks at Kamsky games like this and can't help but wonder What Might Have Been...
Jul-27-07  Jim Bartle: You mean What Might Have Been if he'd had a father who wasn't a maniacal bully?
Jul-27-07  dx9293: When Kamsky is on, his games are so simple and clear.

I really believe that if he worked as hard as the other top players he could become the Champion, even now. Why? Because he has the toughness for it. He is tougher than Anand and Ivanchuk, and I don't believe Kramnik, Topalov, or Aronian play better chess than an in-form Kamsky does. In the case of Topalov and Aronian especially, they are ahead of Kamsky in opening prep only.

Mar-26-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Kamsky vs Tiviakov, 2007.
Your score: 62 (par = 56)


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  Frankygolucky: This is a nice game,simple and elegant play,especially of the rooks.
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