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Gata Kamsky vs Varuzhan Akobian
US Championship (play-off) (2014) (rapid), St Louis, MO USA, rd 2, May-20
Queen Pawn Game: Sarratt Attack (D00)  ·  1-0

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May-22-14  GumboGambit: This appears to be the game that clinched the US Championship for Gata, utilizing his own variation of the London System.

Would be nice to see these tiebreaker games included on the tournament page. But I understand, that is easier said than done.

Jan-22-15  pcomanici: Akobian is a beast! Kamsky's London... wow! At first I thought Kamsky played it only against weaker opponents. Nope. He essays it against everyone.
Jul-17-16  chessperson2222222: Killer London System!

I enjoy playing this with white; I've won some pretty nice games with it.

As for the game, Var's 21...c5? made no sense to me, simply hanging a pawn after the trade and then Nd6. Also, a nice tactical shot with 30. Nxg7!.

This is one of my favorite games.

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