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Gata Kamsky vs Veselin Topalov
Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2009) (blindfold), Nice FRA, rd 10, Mar-25
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  0-1



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  al wazir: Oops.
Mar-26-09  KERESOV: GM Kamsky was totally outplayed in this game by GM Topalov ... is this supposed to be a grudge match ? Gata's 12. Rf2 to Rd2 idea is interesting but too slow ... Veselin's masterful handling of this defence is remarkable and showcased his deep understanding of the intricacies of the Sicilian ... and it's blindfold baby !
Mar-26-09  zealouspawn: if he has such deep understanding of the intricacies of the sicilian why did he lose to kamsky right afterwards in the same sicilian system?
May-04-09  champsylove: I would hazard a guess that it is because he is human and not Fischer. :)
Jul-07-10  Jahdragon: 26. Qg1?! lol. Either Kamsky was having trouble remembering the position or he was trying to confuse Topolav. 32. Bxa6 must mean Kamsky was fried. It was round ten and blindfold is no cakewalk.
Sep-03-11  alekhinist: I think saying <totally outplayed> is a bit of an exaggeration. It's a simple blunder. I would say Topalov was outplayed in their rapid game, although I can't say Topalov was totally outplayed.

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