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Gata Kamsky vs Ruslan Ponomariov
World Chess Cup (2007), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 5, Dec-07
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Variation (B97)  ·  1-0



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Dec-07-07  solstys: Was 28...Rxd4 necessary? Is there no better line?
Dec-07-07  actinia: it looks like white is threatening 29. Bxa6, followed by Bxb7, when 29. ... a5 30. Nbxc6 Bxc6 31. Bb5 would be quite bad for black. But I don't have a computer so who knows what I'm missing.
Dec-07-07  actinia: The thing I love about Kamsky's play is that he can conceptualize and carry out very long, tricky plans, as in this game when he focuses on black's e6 and c6 weaknesses beginning with 19. Ne2
Dec-07-07  cotdt: This is a beautiful game. Sure if you are using Rybka, you'll see that after Kamsky already acheived his won position, there were quicker ways to win. But those variations required a lot of calculation to play, and Kamsky was in time trouble, so instead he went for the sure and easy way to win. What a beautiful game. Finally this guy plays a real chess opening, too.
Dec-08-07  scholes: The variation after 8.. Qxb2 (which pono ducked though it was objectively better move according to chessbase article) is perhaps the most analysed opening by computer chess freaks . In this line white sacrifices 3 pawns for huge initiative , and most of the games had been wins by white . see this for example
Deep Junior vs Deep Fritz, 2007
Dec-08-07  dejavu: Just GATA KAM SKY HIGH! the Aim of gata kamsky.
Dec-08-07  cotdt: <scholes> Pono didn't have the guts to play the super sharp 8...Qxb2, that's why he's no longer world champion.
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