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Gata Kamsky vs Nigel Short
Interpolis 14th (1990), Tilburg NED, rd 2, Sep-08
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-17-04  WMD: Short throws away a deserved draw with 38...Rxd1, missing the perpetual check which follows 38...Qxa2+ 39.Kf3 Qf7+ 40.Ke2. But Kamsky returns the favour with 40.Qe2 when 40.Kd2 keeps the extra piece and a winning advantage.
Aug-17-04  NoodleHead: 40.Kd2 Isn't it amazing what the GMz miss OTB.
Jun-16-06  suenteus po 147: I wonder what the time pressure was like for Kamsky at move 40. In the heat of the moment I would have played 40.Qe2 without a second thought. But then I would never be good enough to sit across from Short in a category 16 tourney either.
Jan-03-17  vonKrolock: <WMD:Short throws away a deserved draw with 38...Rxd1> Yes, and looking backwards at the position after 31.Qb5...

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..he chose 31...e3 instead of the forcible 31...Bxf2+ 32.Kxf2 e3+! 33.Nxe3 fxg2+ 34 34.Ke2! (otherwise Black win back the piece immediatelly)

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and now, for instance: (I) 34...Qe7!?, and if (a) 35.Qd3?!, then 35...Rd8!! 36.Qc2 Qg5! 37.Rg1 Qh5+! 38.Ke1 Qh4+ etc with a draw - But White can play (b) 35.Qd7! and after the subtle 35...g1=N+! 36.Kf2! he get a won endgame anthough the Black new Knight can ride at will. So Black could play simply (II) 34...Qa2+! 35.Kf3 Qf7+ etc with a clear draw after (a) 36.Ke2 Qa2+ etc, or (b) 36.Kxg2 Rxe3 37.Rd7 Re7 38.Rxe7 Qxe7 39.axb6 Qxe4+! etc =

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