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[Candidate Matches 2007]---Gelfand-Kasimdzhanov
Compiled by chessmoron
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Boris Gelfand and Rustam Kasimdzhanov drew ALL it's 6 classical games but Boris Gelfand proved he was a better rapid player and beat Rustam Kasimdzhanov in fashion with a 2.5-0.5 win and moves on to play Gata Kamsky in the Semi-finals.

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45...? to DRAW!

SOLUTION: 45...Ne2+ 46 Kf1 (not 2 Kh2?? Rh6 mate) Nc3 47 Rb7 Nxd5.

Game 1: May 27th, 2007
Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 2: May 28th, 2007
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 3: May 29th, 2007
Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 4: May 31, 2007
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 5: June 1st, 2007
Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 6: June 2nd, 2007
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rapids--Game 1: June 3rd, 2007
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Rapids--Game 2: June 3rd, 2007
Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 94 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rapids--Game 3: June 3rd, 2007
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

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