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Gata Kamsky vs Peter Svidler
Baku Grand Prix (2008), Baku AZE, rd 12, May-04
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  0-1



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  whiteshark: From the Tournament Bulletin:

In the second game that finished, Svidler recovered a bit by beating Kamsky with Black.

"I decided I should play something new today. What we got is a topical line in the Najdorf, and Gata's choice at move nine led to a complex endgame, in which Black is somewhat cramped, but he has the bishop pair and no weaknesses. Still, it was about equal all the time and the game was mainly decided by my time advantage on the clock."

Kamsky: "I didn't realize how unpleasant it was and then I couldn't find a plan." In timetrouble he started making mistakes and after 29.c4, with a nice central break (32…Nd4!, 34…e5!, 36…f5!) Svidler's bishops were released and then decided the game.

May-05-08  arnaud1959: Svidler defends well cramped positions. He even put Anand into timetrouble in a cramped positon so I'm not surprised that Kamsky found himself in serious timetrouble. I would never play 29.c4, creating holes on b4 and d4 and putting ♗d3 behind his pawns but Kamsky's deep understanding of the position prouved to be right. He just needed more time I think.
Jul-05-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Kamsky vs Svidler, 2008.
Your score: 74 (par = 60)


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