chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Gata Kamsky vs Diego Rafael Di Berardino
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Aug-28
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Delayed Keres Attack (B81)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Kamsky/D Di Berardino games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-28-11  russep: And black didn't play on because??
Aug-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: The fact that he's 2 pawns down without any compensation against a player rated 260 ELO above him might have had something to do with it. Or maybe he lost on time.

Or maybe you were being sarcastic (just like I was) and I just missed it. :-)

Aug-28-11  Gryz: Because:
1) Black is 2 pawns down with zero compensation.
2) Kamsky is one of the best players in the world in the late-midgame/early-endgame. 3) Black had no time left (only the increments per move), and White still had a bunch of time.

The situation was hopeless. There was no surprise when Black resigned.

Aug-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: His trainer walked by his table with a noose around his neck, which was code for Houdini thought it resignable.
Aug-28-11  notyetagm: <tamar: His trainer walked by his table with a noose around his neck, which was code for Houdini thought it resignable.>

ROFLMAO

Aug-29-11  fetonzio: i used to play with Diego in Rio! of course he is outmatched in the world cup, but also pretty awesome to see him play Kamsky! Good luck with your career, kid.
Aug-29-11  policarpo: Game2:Kamsky was slow to recognize that the game was lost.
Aug-29-11  DrMAL: Kamsky starts out Najdorf with (presently main line) English Attack 6.Be6 and, after Scheveningen (6...e6) turns it into a sharper delayed Keres (aka Hungarian aka Perenyi attack) with 7.g4 where 7...e5 is a good (I think, better) alternative to 7...h6 and 8.Bg2 instead of 8.f4 here is often chosen. 9.Qf3 is unusual with promising results.

10...e5 was played instead in Topalov vs A Kolev, 1995 I think this was better than 10...Qc7?! here, where maybe 11.g5 or 11.Rg1 was a better way to take advantage of black's lag in development. 16...Qc7 (instead of 16...O-O or 16...b4 followed by 17...O-O) seemed to waste a tempo giving white strong initiative.

With 23.Rxd7! threatened 22...b4?! was now weak, 22...Re7 would better protect the critical g7 square (23.Rxd7 Rxd7 24.Nxf6+ Rxf6 25.Bxf6 Rf7 ). After 29.b3 solidifying it was just a matter of time before Kamsky took advantage of his winning position, but moves like 29...Rc8?! helped (30.f5!).

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
+1 -1 =0 [+1 -0 =1] vs. Di Berardino (World Cup, Rd.1)
from Match Kamsky! by amadeus
+1 -1 =0 [+1 -0 =1] vs. Di Berardino (World Cup, Rd.1)
from Match Kamsky! by xajik


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us


Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC