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

Ruslan Ponomariov vs Gata Kamsky
World Chess Cup (2007), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 5, Dec-06
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 18 more Ponomariov/Kamsky games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "E21"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-06-07  rover: Why not 36.Qd8+ Kh7 37.Qxb6
After 37...Qxe2+ 38.Kg3 there's no perpetual check and white seems to have a small advantage because of the advanced passed pawn.
Dec-06-07  Maroczy: <rover> I did a quick check with Fritz 10 and if white goes to h4 he'll get mated; so it is a perpetual.
Dec-07-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <According to GM Shipov, Kamsky misread the chart and thought he was supposed to have White against Ponomariov. So he went ahead and prepared accordingly.

He was very upset to find out right before the game that he was having Black. He got a horrendous position but managed to hold on for a draw. The good news is he can relax tonight since he already prepared for White yesterday. There is always something good somewhere:)

This reminds me of what happened in 2004 in Calvia at the Olympiad. I was told that the Captain of the French women's team got the wrong colors in one of the rounds. So the entire team prepared for the wrong colors on every board.> (http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/200...)

Dec-07-07  nolanryan: i thought pono had some killer chances with 24. Nexf7. People thought kamsky would have counterchances with 24.. Nc5, but i don't think they and pono considered 25 Nxh6!! as a followup
Dec-07-07  cotdt: Ponomariov didn't have the nerves to take the pawn and complicate the position for winning chances. He took the safe draw instead.
Dec-07-07  RookFile: Once upon a time, Bobby Fischer played things like the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian, allowing a massive attack, and dared anybody in the world to beat him.
Dec-07-07  suenteus po 147: Tell me about it! Back in the good old days, chess players were men! When Alekhine captured your queen, did he hand it to you afterwards? NO! He threw it square at your forehead! And if you weren't quick enough to duck he beaned you good and then you had to play on with a headache. And did they have aspirin back then? NO! Your second came out with a hammer and gave your big toe a thwap so you could ignore the pain in your head. That's the way to play chess! Bunch of namby-pamby sissies these days....
Dec-13-07  nolanryan: I take back my line of 24 Nexf7, 25 Nxh6.
I like move 24 Nexf7- it is prob a good chance, but the followup Nxh6 is perhaps too risky.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is 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, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

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, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
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?]
+1 -0 =1 vs. Ponomariov (2007, FIDE World Cup - quarterfinal)
from Match Kamsky! by xajik
+1 -0 =1 vs. Ponomariov (2007, FIDE World Cup - quarterfinal)
from Match Kamsky! by amadeus
+0 -1 =1 vs. Kamsky (World Cup, quarterfinal)
from Match Ponomariov! by amadeus


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 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC