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Gata Kamsky vs Veselin Topalov
Topalov - Kamsky Match (2009), rd 2, Feb-18
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Variation (C65)  ·  0-1


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Gata Kamsky vs Veselin Topalov (2009)
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Feb-18-09  OldManGilgamesh: I would expect Topalov to be much better prepared for thi - Gata can hardly have put Bc5 high on his priorities!
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  Marmot PFL: <Boomie> That line is not very tactical. Usually black plays a waiting game and tries to exchange.
Feb-18-09  Ulhumbrus: One difference which having White's KB on b5 instead of on c4 makes is that on 5 c3 Black can't hold the centre by 5...Bb6 7 d4 Qe7 as White can play 8 Bxc6 bxc6 9 Nxe5 and if Black takes the e4 pawn in return, the move Re1 attacks indirectly the Black Q quickly enough to win material eg 9...Nxe4 10 Re1 Nf6 11 Ng6
Feb-18-09  Hesam7: <acirce: Of course you can be out of your preparation by move 5, you simply can't prepare for everything. Having a think here isn't at all odd.>

For 22 minutes?

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  Eyal: 5.c3 by Kamsky would transpose to the game with Adams mentioned above: Kamsky vs Adams, 2009
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  Nigel Short: One suspects that Gata did not subject this opening to a thorough examination. He is probably thinking the best way to steer the game out of Toppy's territory while still preserving some chances of an initiative.
Feb-18-09  Per: How do one watch the live webcam (did not find on the of. site)?
Feb-18-09  popski: Huh, still no answer from Kamsky!? He's trying to make him nervous, i guess...
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  Boomie: <That's not so tactical>

Well compared to the quieter d3 line then. This may be more like Kamsky's deliberate style.

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Feb-18-09  korchnonoy: 5 d3 or 5 Nxe5 is not bad
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  Travis Bickle: The Ruy Classical? Just got here.
Feb-18-09  benjinathan: There must be a transmission error?
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  acirce: <For 22 minutes?> Sure, but much longer than that would seem to be folly.
Feb-18-09  eisenherz: I admire Kamsky for his calmness and for having the courage to take time when he needs to, even on move 5!
Feb-18-09  richard littlewood: actually neither player has ever been in this position according to the cg database Tops has taken them both out of their normal book prep very early - seems very confident to me
Feb-18-09  rdc: With the opening explorer, "search database for this position" there are two games with Topalov as white in 2008.
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  acirce: <Per>
Feb-18-09  azi: check out the time...Gata has used 20 minutes all ready and Topo less than 1 minute
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  Nigel Short: Good. We have some moves. I like 6.Qe2 now. I am not convinced this variation is dead equal.
Feb-18-09  furrer: Acirce I think hes talking about the webcam (showing the players), I cant find it neither.
Feb-18-09  Hesam7: 6.Qe2 scores pretty well for White.
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  vonKrolock: good morning, sport fans - something classical today... old, but new: it seems that nobody tried it in a major match before 1914 - i'll not care about searching in more recent events...
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  Marmot PFL: One interesting line goes 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 d6 9. Qd3 Qe7 10. Nbd2 Nd8 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Nc4 c6 13. Ba4 Bc7 14. Ne3 g5 15. Bg3 Nh5 with a double edged positional game.
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  acirce: <furrer> Well the webcam is there.
Feb-18-09  PinnedPiece: Time at move 5.Nxe5

1:34 1:59

Goodness!! Is this now worked out to move ten?

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