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Gata Kamsky vs Levon Aronian
World Team Championship (2011), Ningbo CHN, rd 2, Jul-18
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0



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Jul-18-11  sevenseaman: Gata is class.
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  perfidious: Kamsky displays his tremendous technical skills in this queen ending.

At move 44, going the other way with Black's king may have been a better chance, but his pawns are scattered and weak, and in the nature of things, something will eventually have to give way.

Jul-18-11  Everett: Apparently at move 38 the safer move for white was Kg1, preventing the resource 38..Be5+

I find Kamsky's chess to be more and more positional, and even Petrosian-like. Even his Sicilian's have a methodical, square-by-square feel.

Jul-18-11  fisayo123: Kamsky when his head is clear is a top ten player, top five arguably. Here he outplays Aronian twice. Once before and after his blunder on move 38.
Jul-18-11  Akavall: It is also impressive that Kamsky was able to keep his cool after a blunder like that.
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  HeMateMe: white must have a forced win if black takes the pawn with 53...Qxb2. White probably Queens a pawn with check.
Jul-18-11  Akavall: What is the idea of 24. Rg2?
Jul-18-11  Jafar219: Fantastic play by Kamsky!
Jul-18-11  messachess: Yes, this was a stellar game from Kamsky. He was out of chess for about 10 years from he was near the pinnacle of success. maybe it's taken this long to get it back.
Jul-18-11  DrMAL: Excellent very complicated game, I felt the need to keep checking with Houdini to see if an unnoticed mistake may have occurred. Kamsky got increasing advantage after 24...f5 and 31...b3 and particularly 33...cxd3. White's advantage after 37...Re1 was maybe decisive but 38.Rxf3 blundered it away. After this, tiny errors built it back up slowly. On move 58 it seemed a nearly impossible endgame to win, but 58...Qb5 was the one mistake that finally allowed it. Kamsky's play was nearly flawless!

<Akavall: What is the idea of 24. Rg2?> It looked obtuse to me as well but there are so many possibilities in this position. It seemed a preparation for g4 and opening a spot for the king on g1 but I suppose its a better question for Kamsky LOL, cheers.

Jul-18-11  superparrot: Kamsky's games in my opinion are the funnest and the coolest to watch. They are always so different.
Jul-19-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: QUIESCENT ERRORS

Kamsky vs Aronian, 2011 Kamsky missed 38 ... Bg7-e5+!, interposing e-file for .. e4xRf3

Jul-19-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: ARONIAN: Tactical Genius

Kamsky vs Aronian, 2011 Kamsky missed 38 ... Bg7-e5+!, interposing e-file for .. e4xRf3

Jul-19-11  James Bowman: Gata is on the move with a 2800 scalp. Nice game Kamsky is inching up to the top ten again after nearly a decade long hiatus.

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