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Gata Kamsky vs Joel Benjamin
United States Championship (1991), Los Angeles, CA USA, rd 4, Aug-07
Indian Game: London System (A48)  ·  0-1



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Jun-09-05  woodenbishop: Fierce game where two of America's top grandmasters fight for supremacy. Though Benjamin has lost more games than he has won against Kamsky (according to the C.G. database), he played superbly in this classic, finishing it off with a rook/knight combo.
Mar-29-06  Jim Bartle: Benjamin couldn't keep it up. He lost game three, drew game four, and Kamsky won his only (so far?) US Championship.
Nov-10-10  SvetlanaBabe: Proving a deadly king attack can be made with just a few minor peices on the board. Knights can co-ordinate surprisingly well sometimes! 33.h4 followed up by g3 would have possibly stopped Blacks K-side attack.
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  HeMateMe: One wonders what Kamsky might have accomplished if he continued playing, when he was very young. When Kramnik beat Kasparov, Kamsky might have been No. 3, if he had stayed in chess. Then, a match with VK? We'll never know.
Aug-04-12  wordfunph: "23...Nxc3! gave me my only victory over Gata Kamsky in the particularly contentious 1991 U.S. Championship final. I nearly cracked that c3-pawn in half with that move!"

- GM Joel Benjamin (when asked for his best move)

Aug-21-13  jerseybob: SvetlanaBabe: By move 33 black is two pawns up. It's over.
Mar-18-19  chessperson2222222: 11. Na3 is just wrong. The knight belongs on d2.

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