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Jeffery Xiong vs Gata Kamsky
US Chess Championship (2016), St Louis, MO USA, rd 5, Apr-18
Alekhine Defense: Exchange Variation (B03)  ·  1-0
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Apr-18-16
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  WannaBe: Shocking result, I know ELO number for the two players are close, but still, you'd think Kamsky would be more experienced.

(And that would help Kamsky, right?)

Apr-18-16  CountryGirl: Very cool defence by young Xiong. Kamsky threw everything against his position.
Apr-18-16  dumbgai: Poor Kamsky is getting overtaken by the younger players, one at a time. Kamsky was already retired from chess when Xiong was born!
Apr-19-16  Atking: What hell is going on? Why Black gave up their N when simple moves like 15...Qh4 16.Ne2 Nd7 17.Be3 Re8 (Mostly Kamsky's moves!?) then Nde5 is so pleasant for Black? Not good for White to have a king in the center when all opponent pieces are developed. e.g 18.Nd4 Bf5! as 19.NxB gxN I can't see how White could avoid the lose of piece (Nc6&Nd7 are by the way as good as White pair B!).
Apr-19-16  Ulhumbrus: GM Ashley indicated that the idea of 14...Bxd4!! was sound but that on 15 Bxd4 Black had to follow it with 15...Qh4! although 15..Re8 was not bad. It was only later that Kamsky passed an advantage to Xiong who, GM Ashley indicated, played a very strong defence.
Apr-19-16  yurikvelo: 35. .. Rd7! and draw, even with slight black advantage.

35. .. Bxf3?? is very big blunder

Apr-19-16  Strongest Force: Gata was a day late and a dollar short
I have been working with similar stuff against Schredder I liked White's nimble king. Like Botvinik once said of Bobby (I paraphrase): I must keep a eye on this boy.
Apr-19-16  posoo: Kumsko may have lossed, but DIS is an exampul of a FIGHTING PLAYER. Hang on let me check something...
Apr-19-16  posoo: WAIT I AM S URPRISED.

Posoo thought dat Kumsko wouldve had ALL decisive games and NO DRAUGHS in dis tornament.

Turns out he has three d's. So even under da Posooian Scoaring System he'd not be doing so well.

I AM HUNTING FOR PLAYERS WELL SUITED TO DA POSOOIAN SCOARING SYSTEM. Dos anyone have recommendations?

Apr-19-16  dehanne: This was a great Alekhine's defense.
Apr-24-16  SvetlanaBabe: 35..Rd7! and Black is not worse.
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