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Gata Kamsky vs Boris Gelfand
Bazna Tournament (2009), Bazna ROM, rd 10, Jun-25
Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-26-09  percyblakeney: I wonder how this would have ended if they had played on. Rogozenko calls it <completely unclear> also if Kamsky had found the best line, and he had less than a minute (unclear how much less) for eight moves. Gelfand didn't have too much time left either so maybe it would have been a draw anyway.
Jun-26-09  acirce: Even in bad time trouble, I don't see Kamsky losing if they had played on. He's better if anything and there are too many natural moves that don't lose. He doesn't have to follow Rogozenko's sample line, (for instance why not 36.Rxg7 Kxg7 37.Ng4 simplifying things) but even if he does he shouldn't lose.
Jun-26-09  percyblakeney: <He's better if anything>

Indeed, playing out Rogo's preferred line with Shredder it even ends up with what may be a winning endgame for Kamsky.

Jun-26-09  ajile: Anyone know what the trap is after 22.Nhf5+?
Jun-26-09  asianmonkey147: After 22...Kg6 White plays 23.f4! exf3 24.Qf2! and the bishop comes to c2, with an attack for White.; 22...Bxf5 23.Qxg5+ fxg5 24.Nxf5+ Kg6 25.g4 is obviously in White's favour. - GM Dorian Rogozenco but gelfand played 22..Kh8!
Jun-26-09  ajile: thanks

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