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Eugenio Torre vs Gata Kamsky
Manila Interzonal (1990), Manila PHI, rd 12, Jul-12
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0



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  plang: 35 Qc4 is very clever threatening 36 Ra3 trapping the queen. Kamsky's combination starting with ..35 Rf2 almost turns the tables. If not for 38 Ra3! Torre would have been in trouble.
Sep-17-08  shintaro go: Its a delight to discover wins by Torre over the top players in the world during his prime. 35. Rc4 was indeed a good try to trap the Queen. In my view 35..Rxf2 was pure desparation on the part of Kamsky as his position was simply losing. White was in no real danger in the game. <If not for 38 Ra3! Torre would have been in trouble.> No, not really. Ra3 was planned in the first place, the exact when Eugene would unleash it would be the crucial part. He had to return the rook to quash Black's counterplay. 38.Ra3 Qxa3 39. Nxd5 and White is simply a knight up. Good job Eugene!

Jun-02-09  rjsolcruz: This is another of GM Torre's milestone wins. Though Kamsky was only 16 at the time, he was already in the World Top 10. One thing I noticed about El Eugenio's big wins is its coincidence with the homecourt advantage.

There should be a book on GM Torre's big fish exploits in order to inspire more Wesley So's that the Filipino can.

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  wordfunph: game over on move 54.Nf7+, masterful endgame technique by Asia's First GM.

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