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Gata Kamsky vs Peter Leko
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2012), Tashkent UZB, rd 8, Nov-30
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  0-1



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Nov-30-12  vinidivici: wow, i like the rooks position at the end.

So nice to look.

Nov-30-12  Gilmoy: It's <mutual mutual threat threat> or something ...

Kamsky really struggled to generate any pressure. <18.Na7 21.Nc6> was worth a blink, but Leko promptly trades away the tension.

Leko's play is fantastically patient. <7..dxc4> wins the outpost <22..Nxd5 27..Nd5> snuffing counterplay on b6, while <6..c5 9..cxd4> eventually inflicts the IQP for <25..Rxd4>. Keeping that in mind, look at <11..Bc5 12.Rc1 b6>:

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White is congested, and either accepts the IQP or retreats an N. Scary how deep these guys chisel to create tiny flaws to nurse.

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  perfidious: This game features an unusual sight: both players have a pair of blind pigs rampaging against the enemy king. Leko's swine were, of course, the more effective.
Nov-30-12  kdogphs: Kamsky tried the rook deflection... it failed...
Dec-01-12  wordfunph: "It's pretty weird. In spite of superior development I could not find an advantage. It took me almost an hour to realize that Black is just better. Amazing, but this is chess!"

- Gata Kamsky (after 13.b4)

Dec-01-12  Marmot PFL: Kamsky can't really expect to get an advantage with passive moves like 9 Bd2, can he?

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