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Ivan Cheparinov vs Gata Kamsky
FIDE Grand Prix (2008), Sochi RUS, rd 3, Aug-02
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  1-0

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Aug-02-08  Ezzy: GM Cheparinov,Ivan(BUL) (2687) - GM Kamsky,Gata(USA) (2723) [D87] FIDE Grand Prix 2008/09 Sochi/Russia (3), 02.08.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0–0 10.0–0 Na5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Qd2 e5 <Kamsky has had this position earlier this year against Van Wely who played 13 d5. So I presume Cheparinov was well prepared, and we all know about Cheparinov's preperation skills.> 13.Bh6 cxd4 14.cxd4 exd4 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.f4 f6 17.Rac1 Bg4 18.Ng3 Bd7 19.h4 Rc8 20.Rxc8 <New move 20 h5 has been played before.> 20...Bxc8 <Both players must have studied this position in depth. The question is, who has studied it deeper?> 21.h5 <Cheparinov is not bothered about getting his sacrificed pawn back, he's just using his extra time by going for the throat.> 21...Qe7 22.Qe2 Bd7 23.Rc1 Rc8 24.Re1 Rc3 <Pinning the bishop against the knight > 25.e5 < With the simple threat 26 exf6 Qxf6 27 Ne4 forking queen and rook.> 25...f5 <[25...fxe5 26.fxe5 Nc6 27.Ne4 Ra3 28.Nd6 Is not as good for black.]> 26.hxg6 hxg6 27.Qd2 Nc4< 27...Qa3 looks very good for black at firsr glance, but white has some very dangerous looking tactics involving pushing his 'e' pawn. [27...Qa3 28.e6! Be8 29.Bxf5! gxf5 (29...Rxg3 30.Qxd4+ Kh7 31.Qd8 gxf5 32.Qxe8 Rg7 33.Qh5+ Kg8 34.Qxf5 In the minds eye looks too risky for black.) 30.Qxd4+ Kg8 31.Nxf5 Qc5 32.Qxc5 bxc5 33.Nd6 Bc6 (33...Kf8) 34.e7 Nc4 35.e8Q+ Bxe8 36.Rxe8+ Kg7 White emerges a pawn up.]> 28.Bxc4 Rxc4 29.Qd3 Qc5< Threatening 30...Rc3 so white has to act>. 30.e6 Bb5 31.Nh5+< An extremely creative and energetic way to mix things up. It's probably not sound, but it's virtually impossible to see all the dangers and subtleties over the board.> 31...Kh6 <Kamsky could have gone into a Q+R ending a pawn up or a R+P ending a pawn up, but the lines are extremely complicated to see over the board and there looks to be some dangerous moments. for black. It probably made Kamsky a bit nervous with time running out. [31...gxh5 32.Qg3+ Kh7 33.Re5 Qe7 (33...Qb4 34.Qg5 Be8 35.Qxf5+ Bg6 36.e7 Rc1+ 37.Kh2 Qb1 38.Qxg6+ Qxg6 39.e8Q Qxe8 40.Rxe8 Black is a pawn up.) 34.Rxb5 Qxe6 Black is a pawn up.] >32.Qh3 d3+ 33.Kh2 gxh5 34.Qh4 Be8 35.Re5 Qf8 36.Qg5+ Kh7 37.Rxf5 Qg7 38.Qd8 Rc2?< I hate giving question marks when a position is complicated and the game is very tense, but it throws away a win and should now be drawn with correct plat. [38...h4 Should win. 39.Rg5 Qc7 40.Qxd3+ Kh8 41.Qf5 Qxf4+ 42.Qxf4 Rxf4]>39.Rg5 Qc7?? <Heartbreaking for Kamsky and as cruel as it gets..kamsky now can't defend against mate.. If his rook were still on c4, he would have still won due to the counterplay against the f4 pawn. Ouch and double ouch. [39...Bg6 40.Rg3 Rf2 41.e7 Qf7 42.f5 Qxf5 43.e8Q Bxe8 44.Qxe8 Qf7 45.Qe4+ Kh6 46.Qe3+ is probably a draw.] >40.Qxd3+ Kh6 41.Qf5 <Threatening mate in 5 and so Kamsky has to defend with his queen which means losing his rook>. 1–0

I don’t think I’ve felt as sorry for a player for a long time as I have for Kamsky in this game. He certainly doesn’t need my pity, but nevertheless, I’m gutted for him. He played excellently until he missed a couple of subtle moves. He was a hairs breadth from winning the full point, but alas, chess hurts bad sometimes.

Credit though to Cheparinov who had the vision to make life difficult for Kamsky. A phenomenally complicated game. 31 Nh5! Was so energetic, creating all sorts of threatening ideas. He made the position difficult enough so Kamsky couldn’t defend accurately in a complex position.

What a great game!

Aug-02-08  jhoro: thank you <Ezzy>. very nice analysis!

the only thing i'm not sure is if Kamsky Qc7 is ?? under the circumstances. his only good move was 39...Bg6 and this was only good for a draw. he must have felt that the game belonged to him and did not want to get into a defending position with his Q pinned. the position complexity and his time trouble did not help either. when i watched the game live i felt that Cheparinov should throw the towel around move 30. he didn't and it payed off for him

Aug-02-08  Boomie: <Ezzy> Where does this analysis come from? Please give an address to credit the authors.
Aug-02-08  Augalv: Commentary at http://www.karjakin.blogspot.com/
Aug-02-08  jhoro: <Boomie> i think this is authentic <Ezzy>. he likes (i hope) to do those. here is one from yesterday Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 2008

all credits should go to him!

Aug-02-08  Marmot PFL: It was definitely Black's game, but this happens when you let time get short. Same line as Karjakin-Carlsen from Aerosvit.
Aug-02-08
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  whiteshark: <38...Rc2?> makes the win nearly impossible. <39.Rg6 Bg6> the only playable move. <40.Rg3 Rc7!>


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secures the 7th rank. <41.f5 Qe5!> pinning Rg3 (and threating h4 after a Queen's deflection). <42.fxg6+ Kg7 43. Qg5 Qxg5 44.Rxg5>


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The rook endgames looks drawish after <44...Re7 45.Rd5 Rxe6 46.Rxd3 Kxg6 47.Rd7 a6 48.a4>


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Aug-02-08  ILikeFruits: chep is playing....
like topalov...
do not refute me...
but feel free...
to disagree...
Aug-02-08  rodrigochaves: Nh5 remembers me (and take the proportions) the game botvinnik-capablanca AVRO, where white plays Nh5 and in conection with the paw of e6 and the Queen, could won the game.
Aug-02-08  Boomie: <jhoro: <Boomie> i think this is authentic <Ezzy>. he likes (i hope) to do those. here is one from yesterday Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 2008 all credits should go to him!>

The fact that <Ezzy's> post appeared only a couple of hours after the end of the game made it obvious to me that it was copied. Sorry if I was wrong but it would be nice if <Ezzy> confirmed the source. From his bio I don't get the sense that he is strong enough to produce analysis of this quality.

Aug-03-08  ivan999: It's pretty clear that it is Ezzy's own analysis.
Aug-03-08  Ezzy: <Boomie: but it would be nice if <Ezzy> confirmed the source. From his bio I don't get the sense that he is strong enough to produce analysis of this quality>

Hi <Boomie> Absolutely never would I copy words or analysis without giving a name of the writer,

I like analysing games that are interesting and exciting. I spent about 2 hours on the above game, analysing it with my computer. It takes time to check things through and sometimes I get it wrong (always an eagle eyed kibitzer on this website ready to correct you) but I like to try to understand the game as a whole and try to talk about the game instead of just adding reams of analysis. The game here was so complicated that I added more analysis than I usually do.

It's nothing unique to me. Anybody with a computer and a little time can do the same thing.

I'm glad you enjoyed the game and it's a good feeling to have your post appreciated. Makes the effort well worth while. Many thanks <jhoro > <Boomie:> <ivan999:>

Aug-03-08  Boomie: <Ezzy: <Boomie: but it would be nice if <Ezzy> confirmed the source. From his bio I don't get the sense that he is strong enough to produce analysis of this quality> Hi <Boomie> Absolutely never would I copy words or analysis without giving a name of the writer>

Great! Thanks, Ezzy. Keep up the good work.

Nov-06-08  Udit Narayan: Kamsky received a pummeling at the hands of Topalov's second. This couldn't possibly be heartwarming news for the American camp.
Oct-02-10  morphy2010: the only thing i'm not sure is if Kamsky Qc7 is ?? under the circumstances. his only good move was 39...Bg6 and this was only good for a draw. he must have felt that the game belonged to him and did not want to get into a defending position with his Q pinned. the position complexity and his time trouble did not help either. when i watched the game live i felt that Cheparinov should throw the towel around move 30. he didn't and it payed off for him

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