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Gata Kamsky vs Boris Gelfand
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-15
Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17)  ·  1-0

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Jan-15-06
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  offramp: Kamsky seems to be returning to top form. He came back well from his 1st round loss to Topalov. By move 18 he has a massive position and Gelfand is lucky to survive to a kind of ending.
Jan-15-06  Steppenwolf: Wonderful game by Kamsky. But then, Gelfand and he are old pals and know each other's style pretty well. It might be easier for Kamsky to play him than some others (like Topalov, or the younger generation).
Jan-15-06  Resignation Trap: When I saw 16.a6 bxa6 the game Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 immediately came to mind.
Jan-15-06  notyetagm: GM Sakaev said that Gelfand built a fortress and then made an elementary blunder.

This blunder would be 38 ... h6??, overworking the f7-pawn, which is now the only defender of the twin threats 39 ♕xe6 and 39 ♗xg6. After 39 ♗xg6!, Black has lost a critical pawn.

After the further moves 39 ... ♖d7 40 ♗e4 ♘e7 41 ♕f6, Black is unable to defend his h-pawn (oh how he misses that g-pawn) and so he resigns.

Jan-15-06  madlydeeply: Uh oh, Kamsky's coming back for reals!
Jan-15-06
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  Robin01: So if 38...h6 is not played, does black have any saving move, or is white winning anyway.
Jan-15-06  Koster: White has to be winning. He can march his own pawn down to h6 and that fortress is falling down fast.
Jan-15-06  morpstau: Yes a great performance by Kampsky and he shows the power of the Queens gambit in this game. Maybe hes ready for Topalov?
Jan-16-06  pulsar: I don't understand why Gelfand let himself be pinned for so long a time along the h2-b8 diagonal. It turned to be an enduring weakness, for which he had to give up a rook for a bishop and lost the thread of the position.

Jan-16-06  TheGladiator: According to ChessBase, Kasparov said that black's only chance of survival was playing h5 in move 31 or 32 (before white plays g4).
Jan-30-06  Chesstosterone: This game give us a lesson for all chess players: Don't prepare your plan against an opponent at last time. This improvisation can cause a terrible defeat and experience have taught us that it is not a good idea to study when the exam have began!!!! The results can be disasterous as the following picture shows:

http://e3e5.com/upload/articles/ima...

Jan-30-06  Matein42: G.Kamsky had an intereting tourny in corus 06' he clearly isn't at the level he needed to be at to play in group A though he did shed some of that rust with some nice wins over Anand and Gelfand will be interesting to watch him in the future

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