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Fabiano Caruana vs Gata Kamsky
US Championship (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 6, Apr-04
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Novosibirsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0



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Apr-04-17  Marmot PFL: 16...Qb7 and Be6 avoids what happened here, or else 16...0-0 and Qg5 (which I guess was the idea of 15...h6).
Apr-04-17  RookFile: I guess Kamsky went "all in" on the kingside attack, and didn't mind shedding material. The only problem is, it has to work.
Apr-04-17  CoachJeremy: Dang! This is what I call a whooping.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Rookfile,

The all in kitchen sink attack.

I know from experience when they work they look great. When they fail they look awful. There is never an between.

When you set off on one you are either going look like a champ or a chump.

This style of play is pretty selfish, I played like that for 40+ years, it puts the other lad in a no win situation.

If they win, then all they did was take the material I had left hanging. Anybody can do that.

If they lose then they get called greedy.

If I lose, then I've not been out-played. I went for a sacrificial attack, no harm in that. If I win then I'm a hero.

The important thing is you avoid all endings. I've saved myself years of boring study by avoiding endings. Until recently I thought the Lucena position was something to do with yoga.

Apr-05-17  Gilmoy: KID-side racing, yup. And when the storm loses, it's because some lone a-pawn walked north until its hat got taller.

*shudder* Ah, the memories :)

Scary thought: perhaps Caruana <baited> Kamsky into launching this foray with <11..Ne7 12.Nxe7> -- playing against his known tendencies? White gives up the Sveshnikov Nd5 for next-to-nothing, and never replaces it for most of the middlegame.

It's not so much that Caruana took hanging pieces; it's more that he <hung the squares> to lure those pieces in.

Apr-05-17  protonchess: IMO the idea of 15. .. h6 was simply to defuse Qh7 or Bh7 checkmate situations after castling. For example, it is thanks to Pawn on h6 that White cannot play 19. exf5? Bf7 20. f6??

If Black really wanted to play Qg5, why castle first? The Rook would be well posted on h8 in case of 16. .. Qg5 17. Qxg5 hxg5.

But of course Kamsky didn't blunder with 16. .. Be6, he must have forseen Nxa6 plus a few moves beyond.

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