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Ray Robson vs Gata Kamsky
US Championship (2012), St Louis, MO USA, rd 2, May-09
Sicilian Defense: Katalimov Variation (B27)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-09-12  Powerthinker: The draw, resulting by broken k- side is influencing to players.
May-09-12  balzarius: Maybe something like 25...Rec8 26.fxg6 fxg6 27.Qe6+ with a perpetual.
May-09-12  MrSpock: Ray is born 25. October 1994 in Guam.
May-09-12  newton296: says ray was born in guam but soon after moved to florida.

he got his ahrss kicked by a girl in 2004! courtesy of yifan hou.

May-09-12  MrSpock: 27. Kc1 and draw
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  offramp: <keypusher: <offramp: White is in a position where he can sacrifice massively on g6 as long as he takes last with his queen - that's perpetual. This is my 5000th post at!> Here's to 5000 more!> Thanks! That will take about another TEN years!
May-09-12  Powerthinker: If Kamsky thinks so long, we'll see another move, not Qa4.
May-09-12  newton296: draw!
May-09-12  balzarius: And finally a...draw!
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  offramp: Good game! Good game!
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks to everybody for stopping by today's live game. We'll be covering the third round tomorrow at 2:00pm USA/Eastern, but after that we will (of course) give top priority to the World Championship in Moscow.

May is going to be a busy month, and we hope to see you all here to enjoy the chess with us!

May-09-12  drnooo: does 27 bishop to d5 do anything for black
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  tpstar: <offramp 5000> Franz Yakovlevich Lefort! Vladimir Lenin! Josef Stalin! Can you hear me!? Acirce can you hear me?!?

Count Grigorii Grigorievich Orlov! Kostya Tszyu!
Prince Charlotte! Vladimir Putin - can you hear me, Vladimir Putin!




Good game.

May-09-12  drnooo: if pawn takes, rook at e to b 1 looks menacing
May-09-12  drnooo: or no white can sac his own bishop back then and swing the rook over, so its still a draw
May-09-12  Powerthinker: I haven't understood yet , why Kamsky didn't play Rc7 instead Ra8 for defending purpose, and preparing Re8-a8.
May-09-12  Strongest Force: The Nak game is interesting
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  offramp: <tpstar: <offramp 5000> Franz Yakovlevich Lefort! Vladimir Lenin! Josef Stalin! Can you hear me!? Acirce can you hear me?!? Count Grigorii Grigorievich Orlov! Kostya Tszyu!
Prince Charlotte! Vladimir Putin - can you hear me, Vladimir Putin!



Thanks as well, <tpstar>! So many happy memories!

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  tpstar: <offramp 5000> What Leko said in the Press Conference after game 4 was this: "My cousin Sammy told me a true slugger - a Szeged slugger - will always swing for the fences, and that is exactly what I am going to do. I am going to knock Kramnik out of the room with my 'home run punch.' My trainer and I have been developing it in camp. I just hope Vladimir's head is screwed on tight or it may end up on top of the demonstration board!"

"I will knock Kramnik senseless. He is going down in game five. And he is going down HARD!"

Wise words, mate!


That one had history-changing ramifications. ;>D

May-09-12  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 9 0-0-0 is 9 Nd4-b5 eg 9 Nd4-b5 d6 10 a3 Bxc3 11 Nxc3 or 9 Nd4-b5 a6 10 Nd6+ Bxd6 11 Qxd6
May-09-12  LIFE Master AJ: I have a "win at all costs" mentality, this rather chicken type of repetition never even occurred to me ...
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  beenthere240: Why didn't Kamsky play 22...Nxe4. Presumably he didn't like it, but it looks good to my feeble brain.
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  beenthere240: Never mind, white has a perpetual check in that line too.
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  wordfunph: "It's fun to play away from theory on the second move."

- Gata Kamsky (on 2...b6 in the Sicilian Defense. While he had played it before online, Kamsky decided only at the last minute to essay it over the board)

May-12-12  Atking: Well seing the move my reflex was an old wine 3.Bc4 Bb7 4.0-0 as 4...Bxe4 goes on 5.Bxf7+! KxB 6.Ng5+ ~ Thus 5.Re1 protects pawn e4 efficiently.
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