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Gata Kamsky vs Etienne Bacrot
4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009), Nakchik RUS, rd 2, Apr-16
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-16-09  laskersteinitz: Hard to believe White couldn't win this.
Apr-16-09  Udit Narayan: After 52. g4, I was certain that Kamsky had a won game. I am sure that if I was playing white after that move against somebody on Yahoo Chess, I would have managed to convert. I suppose it goes to show that professional and recreational chess are completely different animals.
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  ketchuplover: Bacrot's bishop was on steroids :)
Apr-16-09  Jim Bartle: A little payback after his miracle draw against Leko?
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  tamar: The equalizing injustice of chess poster game.
Apr-16-09  WhiteRook48: Bacrot's bishop was drinking excess coffee
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  Mateo: According to Rybka Aquarium, on Chessok, White wins after 75.a4. I disagree. 75...Kc8 76.a5 Kb7 is a draw. Black waits with his King on the corner a8. If White brings his King to support g6, Black sacrifices the Bishop. Then draw.
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  Eyal: <Bacrot held an opposite-colored bishop ending despite being down two passed pawns. That such things are drawn seems to be a crime, but at least they give us one of our few remaining chances to laugh at computers. They will call this +2.65 or similar forever and never get any closer to a win.> (
Apr-22-09  hms123: This position (White to make his 71st move)

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is a tablebase draw.

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