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Diego Rafael Di Berardino vs Gata Kamsky
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Aug-30
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  0-1


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Premium Chessgames Member For those who missed the finish, the previous rapid game is here: Kamsky vs D Di Berardino, 2011.

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Aug-30-11  Strongest Force: I always thought Kam was better with black
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  vonKrolock: This opening line is drawish
Aug-30-11  Strongest Force: e4 is what crazy me would do
Premium Chessgames Member Meanwhile, Robson played a King's Gambit against Bacrot.
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  Sneaky: 24.h5! so aggressive, that's a way of saying "I'm going to take you down right here and now, buddy. I know how to attack!"

24...Rd7 is so cool headed, it takes up the contrary position: "Attack? What attack? I don't see any so-called attack."

Aug-30-11  Strongest Force: Robson sowing some wild oats?
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  Sneaky: Honestly I'm watching the Robson game :) There's a blatant mate threat on h7 that you'd expect to see in a scholastic tournament. You gotta love it.
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  Sneaky: Kamsky is pulling a rabbit out of the hat!
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  Sneaky: Kamsky needs to find 40...Ne3+!!

Aug-30-11  Strongest Force: Ne3 looks kosher :)
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  Sneaky: 43.Qe1, nice. I was thinking 43.Rh8, but it's the same idea I think.
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  vonKrolock: 43...♕e1 in order to threat a checkmate in 'h1' and keep attacking 'a5' at the same time...
Aug-30-11  Strongest Force: Qe1 looks kosher :)
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  Sneaky: Remember, a rook+pawn can make a fortress against a queen and pawn. It's not quite over yet.
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  Sneaky: OK, it's over :)
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  whiteshark: <47.Raf5+ Ke6 48.Rf4> and the fortress-setup-theme isn't off the cards
Aug-30-11  haydn20: Starting with 23 Bf3 White plays "come & get me". And Kamsky does with the nice N manoeuvre. Still, can Whie resist after 43 Rab5 instead of 43 Rbb5(?)?
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  HeMateMe: "Dancing With Mister D"
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  Jimfromprovidence: There's a nice finish here after 48...Rd8.

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Black threatens 49...Rd1+, with mate to follow. White has to trade off both of his rooks for the black queen to stop it.

So, on either move 49 or 50 (after 49 Kh2 Rd1) white has to check with either rook on f5. Black is then able to simplify very nicely.

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