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Gata Kamsky vs Krishnan Sasikiran
Mtel Masters (2007), Sofia BUL, rd 3, May-12
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27)  ·  0-1

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May-12-07  ChessVip: Poor Kamsky maybe he need back to his father Rustam! :)
May-12-07
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  Peligroso Patzer: As already noted by others at pages 36 and 37 of the commentary on the tournament page: Mtel Masters (2007) Kamsky could have held with 36. Bc5! Bxc5 37. Nd5! (but NOT 37. bxc5?? exf4 ). 36. Ne2? was a serious time pressure blunder.
May-12-07  Karpova: What about 36.Be3 exf4 37.Bxf4 Be5 38.Bxe5 fxe5 38.h4 ?
May-12-07  weisyschwarz: Sasikiran mobilized his Q-side well enough, and Kamsky played too passively. 25...Nc3 was powerful!
May-12-07  alicefujimori: hmmm...I don't think this particular line (7.dxc5) actually suits Kamsky's style, to be honest. At least in this game he couldn't effectively deploy his pieces better than Kramnik in the following 2 games.

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May-12-07  pacelli: Yup Kamsky played stronger when he had his dad behind him, for all the monster the latter was. Poor man just wanted the best for his kid, and took all the risks - is he still in contact with Kamsky?
May-13-07  Karpova: According to <Goran> Kamsky forgot to press his clock after the 42nd move which cost him about ten minutes. He was angry afterwards (videos: http://videos.chessdom.com/round-3) but the game was lost anyway after the 36.Ne2??
May-13-07  cornflake: It was interesting how sasikran created a superior minor piece situation and then simplified it to a favorable ending. Kamsky is off to a bad start.
May-15-07  tarek1: If, instead of 36.Ne2,Kamsky had played 36.Be3 exf4 37.Bxf4 Bxf4 38.Kxf4, is the ensuing pawn ending winning for Black ?
May-22-07  Ulhumbrus: Kamsky did not find the right way to take advantage of his lead in development after 8...Bxc5, which suggests the question: how does White make the right choices which do take advantage of his lead in development? In some way, either White's choices must gain more for White or else extract more from Black.One alternative to 9 b3 is 9 Be2! threatening the manoeuvre Nb1-d2-c4-d6 as I believe Kramnik threatened in one of his games against Kasparov at the world championship match in London. In this case White continues to develop, but towards a Black weakness, the point d6.

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