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Gata Kamsky vs Veselin Topalov
Tata Steel Group A (2012), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-29
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  1-0



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  HeMateMe: A fine endgame from Kamsky. Nice way for him to end the Tata tournament, on a high note.
Jan-29-12  Jim Bartle: I'll bet Kamsky really, really enjoyed beating Topalov here.
Jan-29-12  superstoned: Woohoo! Go Gata. Really awesome to see him end this tough tournament at +1 by defeating his old rival.
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  tamar: The point of 59 f5! is the Rook and Knight mating net.

So if 59...exf5 60 e6 fxe6 61 Nf6+ Kh8 62 Rh7#

Topalov gets the Rooks off, but the Knight v Bishop ending is hopeless.

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  Penguincw: Nice effort to deflect away from promotion.
Jan-30-12  DocOcc: After 37...Qe1, with the rook and queen invasion, I thought that black had very good attacking chances, but Gata masterfully harassed the black bishop which Topalov never could activate especially with the teribble blocking black pawn on c5 and white pawn on e5. Once Gata traded off queens he showed masterful endgame technique. Bravo, Gata, Bravo!
Jan-30-12  SuperPatzer77: What a nice Knight vs Bishop ending by Gata Kamsky! I love this game!

Like <FSR> said, "A knight on the edge will hammer you like a sledge"

Very true!!


Apr-09-12  SuperPatzer77: White to play and win - see diagram below:

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70. c5+! ♔c6 ▢ (Black cannot capture the White c-pawn because of the passing White e-pawn) 71. ♘d5! and Black resigns in lieu of 71...♗g5 (best), 72. b4 f4 (trying to clear the d8-h4 diagonal but too late to stop the White e-pawn) 73. b5+! and the White e-pawn goes queening. 1-0

Superb knight vs bishop ending by Gata Kamsky!!


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  whiteshark: Quite impressive!
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  Gilmoy: <SuperPatzer77>'s line produces a picturesque lesson in being <in the box> (of Pe6):

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All 3 White bits hang, but they're outside the box. That's too many interlocking quills.

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