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Gata Kamsky vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 10, Jul-15
Indian Game: London System (A46)  ·  1-0

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Jul-15-13  ChemMac: Just to note that Kamsky and Gelfand are older than most of the other contestants, and may well have been fatigued from long journeys and from the notorious air pollution; therefore not playing well at the start. This game is more like what is to be expected from Kamsky. After White's 27th move I didn't see how he was going to win in just seven more moves. Just where did Ivanchuk go wrong? We'll see.
Jul-15-13  ChemMac: Just to note that Kamsky and Gelfand are older than most of the other contestants, and may well have been fatigued from long journeys and from the notorious air pollution; therefore not playing well at the start. This game is more like what is to be expected from Kamsky. After White's 27th move I didn't see how he was going to win in just seven more moves. Just where did Ivanchuk go wrong? We'll see. 33....h5 doesn't help: 34 h4 Rg6 35 Re8+ Kh7 36 Rcc8 Rh6 37 Bf8 for Rc7 and Ree7.
Jul-15-13  Nerwal: It's probably not the decisive mistake but 30... ♖bxb5 looks absolutely weird. Most players would have played 30... ♖dxb5, although after 31. ♖c7 or 31. ♖ae2 it's still white who's pressing. 21... ♕a5 is also curious and doesn't seem to achieve much. And putting the ♘ to b3 in this structure whereas white plays to open the e file always gives me bad vibes (that famous game, Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938, being the likely explanation for them).
Jul-15-13  notyetagm: Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 2013

<GC: OPEN FILES ARE HIGHWAYS INTO THE ENEMY POSITION FOR THE HEAVY PIECES>

27 Rx1-e1
30 Re1-e7
31 Re7-c7
33 Rx2-e2

34 ... Rg5-g6
35 Re2-e8+
36 Rc7-c8

34 ... Rg5-h5
35 Re2-e8+
36 Re8-e7

Jul-15-13  notyetagm: Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 2013

Game Collection: OPEN FILES ARE HIGHWAYS INTO THE ENEMY POSITION White's rooks poor into the Black position down the open e-file

Jul-16-13
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  LucB: <pour into the position> ... I like that image!

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