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Sergey Karjakin vs Gata Kamsky
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-16
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  1-0

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Jan-16-06  DanRoss53: I guess 33. ♖c7 ♖b8 34. ♘d7 ♗d6 35. ♘f6+ ♔g7 36. ♖xb7 ♔xf6 37. ♖a7 ♖b6 38. ♖xa6 ♖xa6 39. ♗xa6 is really promising for White(?)

Jan-16-06  Confuse: Im not sure about that DanRoss, but I think Gata lost on time control. Can anyone confirm this?
Jan-16-06  Prometheus128: Yes, I think he did lose on time.
Jan-16-06
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  al wazir: Wherer did he use up his time?
Jan-16-06  grook: 2 hrs, all that time....a GM is not supposed to lose on time, especially at move 32!!!
Jan-16-06  crafty: 33. ♖c7 ♗a8 34. g3 a5 35. ♖a7 axb4 36. ♖xa8   (eval 1.13; depth 15 ply; 150M nodes)
Jan-16-06  Ybrevo: <al wazir> I didnīt follow the whole game, so I am not totally sure, but I think Kamsky spent a lot of time around move 25. No wonder - it is a very tricky moment in the game, and Gatas position looks passive and hard to defend.
Jan-16-06  Spohn: Kamsky is still coming back into the real GM scene and its causing him to use more tactical calculation than intuition. Its causing him to lose on time and take more time off his clock. Once he gets it back he wont lose of time.
Jan-16-06  Jim Bartle: Good point.
Jan-16-06  veigaman: Kamsky knows he still has the talent and the determination and he is using this competetition as a preparation to the candidate tournament which it is his goal. It is amazing to me how he was able to beat a player as gelfand after such a long time without playing.
Jan-16-06  morpstau: veigaman: your to far from the truth. He wont win another game this Tournament!
Jan-16-06  veigaman: how do you know that? And if your affirmation is right at the end of the tournament it will not be a problem for kamsky because his main goal is the candidate tornoument
Jan-16-06  morpstau: Gata is in way over his head and the loss to Topalov earlier was a moral crush. Just like Fischer/Spassky 1972. Spassky lost the Match of the Century and was nevr the same. This is though, just a Tournament, I guess.
Jan-16-06  KingG: <Gata is in way over his head> Wrong.

<and the loss to Topalov earlier was a moral crush.> Wrong.

<Just like Fischer/Spassky 1972. Spassky lost the Match of the Century and was nevr the same.> Wrong.

Jan-16-06  morpstau: Thankyou KINGG for the uneducational and inanely stupid reply. Wheres the feedback or support? "WRONG" "WRONG" "WRONG" Pathetic!
Jan-21-06  THE pawn: <morpstau> Well, it's not like he's...wrong.
Jan-24-06  Jim Bartle: Hard to argue with those well-reasoned arguments, KingG.
Jan-24-06  morpstau: Kamsky knows he still has the talent and the determination and he is using this competetition as a preparation to the candidate tournament which it is his goal. It is amazing to me how he was able to beat a player as gelfand after such a long time without playing. I guess chess is a mezmorizing thing.
Jan-24-06  csmath: <Kamsky knows he still has the talent and the determination and he is using this competetition as a preparation to the candidate tournament which it is his goal.> It does not look that way. It more looks like he is getting some serious whipping without much of anything else. He did beat Anand though and that is the only bright spot in his whole performance so far.

Frankly it is hard to see what kind of preparation can be done on a supertournament. On the contrary this would be the place the preparation is made for.

Jan-25-06  s4life: Gee, cut him some slack; he was head to head with Anand in the 90's being 6 years younger all; from time to time we can see the sparks of talent that made him an awesome player a decade ago. I am pretty sure he will get back his form and then some. 10 years of rust is not something anyone can get rid of in few months, not even a year.
Sep-07-06
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  Honza Cervenka: <Just like Fischer/Spassky 1972. Spassky lost the Match of the Century and was nevr the same.> Not so long after the match with Fischer "broken" Spassky won one of all the time strongest tournaments in history - the Soviet championship in 1973. See http://db.chessmetrics.com/CM2/Sing...
Sep-12-06  Whitehat1963: After 22...Rcc8, this looks like it started as an FRC game!
Nov-12-06  argishti: well, yes, time was lost for kamsky at move 32 (this has been confirmed) but you can see that black is lost here anyways, and there is no hopes of counterplay since moves like Rc7 and then taking the pawn on a6 is to follow.
Nov-13-06  slomarko: what Kamsky is playing again? that Kamsky?

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