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Loek van Wely vs Gata Kamsky
Russian Team Championship (2008), Dagomys RUS, rd 3, Apr-04
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  0-1



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Apr-05-08  veigaman: Fantastic game! Brilliant player!
Apr-05-08  JuliusCaesar: utterly brilliant!
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  Eyal: After 48...Ke7 White has no defence against f3 and Nxe4, though an immediate 48...Nxe4 also wins - as it would, more quickly, at move 42: 42...Nxe4! 43.Bxe4 Rxh2+ 44.Rxh2 Qxe4+ with a quick mate.

Kamsky manages to turn the Grunfeld Exchange into something resembling a Taimanov King's Indian, where the centre is blocked, Black attacks on the kingside and White attacks on the queenside - except that White doesn't attack on the queenside.

Apr-12-08  kingsindian2006: love the piece shuffling to get the pieces right before blowing a hole in the defense...cant wait for the topa match ..
Feb-17-09  Crowaholic: <Eval>: Good find, especially 42. ..Nxe4! That made me wonder whether 42. Qf1? was the losing mistake. After 42. Rbc2 (waiting move) Qg6 43. Rb2 Be3 44. Rxe3 fxe3 45. Bg3!, White seems to get away. Deep Shredder, however, suggests:

44. ..Rxh2+! 45. Qxh2 Rxh2+ 46. Rxh2 fxe3 and White seems to be lost.

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