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Gata Kamsky vs Yury Shulman
Foxwoods Open (2007), rd 8, Apr-08
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0

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Gata Kamsky vs Yury Shulman (2007)


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Apr-11-07  AdrianP: Rd7! was a nice move - maybe Yuri missed this (Nunn calls this sort of move a 'colinear' move, I think). Gata makes the B v N endgame look very easy.
Apr-11-07  dbquintillion: What I like about this game is that most players around my rating would have been too nervous to leave the king on e2 all that time. It just "feels" unsafe, but Kamsky is able to objectively evaluate the position and see that there aren't any serious threats and doesn't waste the moves to bring it to a "more safe" square. The maintained initiative resulting from his confidence in his king's safety makes the difference in the game. One of the numerous "little things" that set a GMs play apart.
Apr-13-07
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  Mateo: <AdrianP: Rd7! was a nice move - maybe Yuri missed this> Yes, and for sure he missed something when he played 26...Na6?. If he plays instead 26...Ne8, he avoids the check at d8. This makes a big difference. 26...Ne8 27.Qc3 Qxc3 (that's it: no check after 28.Rxd8+) 28.bxc3 Rxd7 29.Rxd7 a6. Of course, White stands better but the move actually played was worse.
Apr-13-07
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  Mateo: Something nice too was that 30…Nb4 31.Bb7 ! Nxa2 32.Bd5 Nb4 33.Bxf7+ followed by 34.Rxa7 wins for White.
Dec-09-07  cotdt: they play on a really crappy chess "board"

what a shame!

May-02-09  PinnedPiece: Yuri in the photo is just completing 26..Na6
Sep-19-09  WhiteRook48: actually it is easy for a B vs N ending
Apr-02-12  ephesians: Wonderful technique by Kamsky.

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