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Yury Markovich Shulman vs Gata Kamsky
ch-USA Playoff (2010), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, May-25
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
May-26-10  shutupimthinking: What were the eventual time controls for this game?
May-26-10  kingsindian2006: 60 min for white and 25 for black with draw odds .
May-26-10  Marmot PFL: White played well, and after 34 Rc5! should be winning. But he had used a lot of time and plays inaccurately with 39 Rh1?, which just loses d4 and gives back most of the advantage.
May-27-10  ajile: How can this be a Slav with g6 and Bg7?
This is probably a Grunfeld Defense.
May-28-10  Granny O Doul: It's a Schlechter Slav.
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  lost in space: Nomen est omen. Möglichweise ist es ein Grünfeld-Slawe, aber höchtwahrscheinlich kein Schlechter Sklave.
Jul-11-10  Blunderdome: Does anyone know what Yury's losing bid was?
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  Landman: As I recall it was 39 minutes.
Sep-05-10  notyetagm: Y Shulman vs Kamsky, 2010

34 ?

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34 ♖c2-c5!!

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Game Collection: BEST TACTICAL SHOTS OF 2010 34 Rc2-c5!! intends reloader 35 d4xBc5 with a pawn fork

34 ... ♗a3x♖c5

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35 d4x♗c5 <pawn fork: b6,d6>

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I give 34 ♖c2-c5!! the double exclam because Kamsky said he *completely* overlooked this idea.

Shulman's 34 ♖c2-c5!! is the best <RELOADER> of 2010, IMHO. How often does a super-strong GM like Kamsky *completely* overlook a tactical idea?

Sep-05-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: RELOAD: using right piece to exploit alignment

Y Shulman vs Kamsky, 2010 34 Rc2-c5!! d4-pawn will reload on c5 and fork b6-rook,d6-knight

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Sep-05-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: ACTS: Alignments Create Threatened Squares

Y Shulman vs Kamsky, 2010 32 ... Ne8-d6?! makes pawn fork alignment wth b6-rook, allowing 34 Rc2-c5!!

Jan-24-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: ALIGNMENTS! ALIGNMENTS! ALIGNMENTS! ALIGNMENTS!

34 ♖c2-c5!!

Jan-24-11  Bdellovibrio: The reloader 35. dxc5 also functions as a discovered attack on d5 by ♖d1. If ♖xd5 is allowed, black's ♘d6 is <pinned> to ♖d8.

34. ♖c5!! ♗xc5 35. dxc5 ♖c6? 36. ♖xd5! Δ 37. ♗xb5:

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If 35... ♖b8, 36. ♗f4! pins the knight a second time:

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Jan-24-11  Bdellovibrio: Question. In the 34. ♖c5!! ♗xc5 35. dxc5 ♖b8 variation, instead of 36. ♗f4, is simply 36. cxd6 best, where 36...♖xd6?? fails to 37. ♗f4 and 36...♖b7 (preventing ♗a7) is met by 37. ♖xd5 ?

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35...♖b8 36. ♗f4 ♖b7 37. ♗xd6

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Jan-24-11  notyetagm: 34 ?

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34 ♖c2-c5!! <reload: c5>

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Shulman's brilliant 34 ♖c2-c5!! gets the !!-notation from me because Kamsky said that he *completely* missed this idea.

Feb-12-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: PT3SI3DW: PAWNS THREATEN 3(!!!) SQUARES

Y Shulman vs Kamsky, 2010 34 Rc2-c5!! helps the White d4-pawn threaten fork on c5-square

Mar-28-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: DPR: DIAGONAL PAWN RELOADER ( *3* squares!!!)
Jul-17-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: RELOAD!

Y Shulman vs Kamsky, 2010 34 Rc2-c5! intends ... Ba3xRc5 d4xBc5, forking b6 and d6 pieces

Dec-09-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: RELOAD! RELOAD! RELOAD! RELOAD! RELOAD! RELOAD!
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