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Gata Kamsky vs Aleksandr Lenderman
US Championship (2014), St Louis, MO USA, rd 7, May-14
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0


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May-15-14  RookFile: I think 20. Bg5 was a key moment in the game. Black would have liked to keep some coverage for his dark squares but white gets rid of the bishop. Should he have organized ...Re8 and ...Bf8 sooner, to keep that bishop around?
May-15-14  Strelets: <RookFile> That's certainly safer but it looks kind of passive to me. That being said, Black might still have enough to hold. Gata set him a real problem in what to do with that bishop. The dark squares around his king were weak and needed to be defended but that kind of game is long, tedious, and psychologically difficult.
May-16-14  ninja warrior: black looks hogtied; eventually white will get in Qf6, Rd7, g4/g5, a4/a5/a6/a7, Rb7, Rb8 1-0, & doesn't appear to be ANYTHING to do against that plan... resignation was timely!
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  perfidious: If one were to cover the game data, I should have thought this was a KIA from the period coinciding with Fischer's use of the system; it seems White got far too much latitude on the kingside, although the death blow never actually came there.

Small wonder players eventually opted for such systems as

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or long castling to meet the KIA.

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  HeMateMe: Youngster still shut out, Kamsky leads him 5-0, with 3 draws.
May-20-14  Everett: <perfidious> I am also not a fan of this set-up for black, which seems to be based upon counterplay down the half- open c-file. Nepo defeated Jakovenko in a similar set-up at currently running tourney.
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  perfidious: <Everett> Here is a game you will remember, where White's attack is much too slow and his king comes to grief: E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968.
Jul-07-14  Howard: Well, Lenderman shortly got his revenge ! He was able to beat Kamsky in the just-concluded 2014 World Open.
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