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Gata Kamsky vs Boris Gelfand
World Championship Candidates (2011) (rapid), Kazan RUS, rd 2, May-16
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  0-1

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May-16-11  BwanaVa: How many games and what Time control for the Gelfand-Kamsky playoff tiebreaks?
May-16-11  BobCrisp: 28.Bg1 was the fatal error. 51.Ke3 f5 would tax even <Gata>'s defensive skills.
May-16-11  AVRO38: <28.Bg1 was the fatal error>

The biggest blunder of the game was 1.e4. This reminds me of Topalov in Game 12 of the 2010 title match getting into a Lasker Defense!!

Don't these guys understand the situation? Topa needed to play 1.e4 then and Kamsky needed to play for a draw with white i.e. 1.Nf3.

May-16-11  arnaud1959: <The biggest blunder of the game was 1.e4> 1.e4 was still ok. 3.d4 was worse.
May-16-11  hungry hippo: 25 Bxf7+ and kamsky is through to the next round. wish he would have seen it.
May-16-11
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  wordfunph: <hungry> good point..

<25.Bxf7+!> should have been the ticket to the finals.

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessne...

May-18-11
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExSr...

May-27-11  onlinechesslessons: I also made a video analyzing this game - please check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dp8...

Thanks!

Jun-20-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: ENEMY KING MAKES A GREAT SECOND TARGET

Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2011 25 Bc4xf7+! exposes g8-king, 2ND target with undef c5-knight

Aug-27-11  tonsillolith: Pun suggestion for this game: <Gelfand's Theory of Commutative Banach Algebras>
Dec-31-11  notyetagm: http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessne...

<Robert Hess on ICC was amazed that Kamsky didn't see <<<25. Bxf7+!>>> Kxf7 26. Qc4+ Kf8 (26... Bd5 27. exd5 Ne4 28. d6+ Kf8 29. Qd5) 27. Qxc5+ Kg8 28. Qc4+ with positions that would have surely ensured his qualification.>

Jan-03-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: JOSEKI: ENEMY KING MAKES A GREAT SECOND TARGET
Jan-03-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: JOSEKI: ENEMY KING MAKES A GREAT SECOND TARGET


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