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Gata Kamsky vs Boris Gelfand
Candidates Match: Gelfand - Kamsky (2007), Elista, Kalmykia Russia, Jun-06
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  offramp: When you're white in a match this is a poor result.
Jun-07-07  chessamateur: Agree, though sometimes it can't be helped. However in this case it looks like it could of been. It looks to me that Kamsky just fools around in the opening early middle game. Some of his moves just look suspect. Black gets the edge and Kamsky takes a draw as White. Either way not a good result/start to the match.
Jun-07-07  RookFile: Well, Kamsky can also play 1. d4, he might try that next time.
Jun-07-07  utssb: The sixth move seems like a terribly passive way to meet the Najdorf. Kamsky couldn't have been hoping for anything better than a draw.
Jun-08-07  refutor: <terribly passive way to meet the najdorf>

it has positional ideas, it tries to stop black from expanding on the queenside. kamsky has played this way before

Kamsky vs Short, 1994

and also may have saw short's game v. gelfand

Short vs Gelfand, 1996

or anand's

Anand vs Gelfand, 2000

or smirin's win
Smirin vs Gelfand, 2004

and he got roughed up by it in 2006
Adams vs Gelfand, 2006
Vallejo-Pons vs Gelfand, 2006

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