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Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Gata Kamsky
FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki (2013), Thessaloniki GRE, rd 7, May-29
Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Warsaw Variation (A88)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
May-29-13  Jamboree: Did Kasimdzhanov lose on time? If not, why resign?

Sure, he's gonna lose the bishop, but if white plays f3, black has Qg3 to stop the mate. So it will be an endgame with R+P vs B+N -- drawing chances likely.

So there must be some other tactic I'm missing.

Let's just say the game continues 32. Rc2 Rg8 33. f3 and now what? If 33. ... exf3 then just 34. Qxc6! and there's no mate, and material will like end up even-ish.

Help me out here: Why did Kasimdzhanov resign (or did he lose on time)?

May-29-13  Nerwal: <Sure, he's gonna lose the bishop, but if white plays f3, black has Qg3 to stop the mate. So it will be an endgame with R+P vs B+N -- drawing chances likely.> Something like 32. ♖c2 f3 33. ♕g3 ♕xg3 34. fxg3 fxg2 35. ♖xg2 ♖d8 is a very bad endgame for white - no real drawing chances here, especially against someone like Kamsky. Plus, black has also nice tactical opportunities here and there like 32. ♖c2 ♘b7.
May-29-13  ajile: Kamsky automatically wins because he had the balls to play the Leningrad in a GM super tournament.


No but seriously..

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. (-1.75): 1.Rcd1 f3 2.Qh2 Qxg2+ 3.Qxg2 fxg2 4.Re3 Nxb3 5.Rd6 Nc5 6.Kxg2

2. (-3.21): 1.Kf1 f3 2.Qg3 Qxg3 3.fxg3 fxg2+ 4.Kxg2 Nd3 5.Kf1 Ke6 6.Rc3 Nxe1 7.Kxe1 Ke5

And after 32.Rc2

32..Nb7! forcing the retreat of the White queen.

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. (-4.66): 2.Qd2 Rg8 3.f3 exf3 4.Qd4 Qc5 5.Qxc5 Nxc5 6.Rd1 fxg2 7.Rd6 Rg6 8.Rxg6

2. (-9.54): 2.Qxf4+ Qxf4

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  HeMateMe: Nice game, how Kamsky kept the initiative. Very hard to know when to move your kingside panws into the attack, with Queens still on the board.
May-30-13  okba12: Rg8 got huge advantage
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