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Vladimir Kramnik vs Gata Kamsky
PCA Candidates Quarter-final (1994), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Jun-14
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  0-1



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Mar-08-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: After 24...Kf8 black's pieces seem to be totally congested and out of attack while white's seem to have a lot of breathing room plus white is up a pawn (counting pieces as 9-5-3-3-1).

Would you take over the black's seat there against Kramnik (being white)?

"I have to step ... ummm ... overthere" :)

Jan-29-06  Australopitecus: Nice win over Drawnik.
Apr-28-07  s4life: 43.Rh5???
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  Peligroso Patzer: <s4life: 43.Rh5???>

Can you suggest an alternative that would have given White reasonable chances to hold? It seems to me that Kramnik was already lost by this point. The only move to avoid immediately giving up an exchange seems to be 43. Rh4, but that still seems to lose in the long run, e.g., 43.Rh4 Ndf5 44.Rg4+ Kf6 45.Ra7 d4 46.Kf2 Ne3 47.Rg3 N7f5 48.Rg8 Nxg2 49.Rxg2 Kxe6 50.Ke1 Bb5 51.Ra5 Ne3 52.Rg6+ Kf7 53.Rb6 Be8 54.Rb3 d3 55.Ra2 Kf6 56.Rc3 Rd4 57.Rd2 Bg6 58.Rc6+ Kf5 59.Kf2 Nd5 60.Rd6 Bh5 61.Kg3 Bf7 62.Rd7 Ke6 63.Rb7 Ne3 64.Rb6+ Kf5 65.Rb5+ Bd5 66.Kf2 Nc4 67.Rd1 d2 68.Ke2 Ke4 69.f5 Bf7 70.f6 Rd3 71.Rg1 Re3+ 72.Kd1 Kd4 73.Rg4+ Kc3 74.Rb3+ (74.Rg1 Bh5+ 75.Rxh5 (75.Rg4 Re1#) 75...Nb2#) 74...Kxb3 75.Rxc4 Bxc4+

Oct-07-10  SetNoEscapeOn: <Autoreparaturwerkbau: After 24...Kf8 black's pieces seem to be totally congested and out of attack while white's seem to have a lot of breathing room plus white is up a pawn (counting pieces as 9-5-3-3-1).>

Kamsky seems to be so strong in such positions. He somehow always manages to uncoil on his opponents.

Oct-26-16  Gottschalk: Blunder game. Right moves were 19...Re8
to Kamsky and 43 Rh4 to Kramnik.
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