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Konstantin Aseev vs Gata Kamsky
"Aseev is Believing" (game of the day Jan-19-2005)
URS-ch otbor Barnaul (1988), Barnaul URS
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  1-0



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Nov-13-04  Rowson: Great attack... Great defence!
Nov-20-04  stenis3: Fantastic:)Great attack!
Jan-19-05  hkannan2000: Should have won brilliancy prize.
Jan-19-05  JohnBoy: How old was Kamsky when this was played?
Jan-19-05  isolatedpawn: Excellent Attack, Defense, Tactical Play and Endgame. All in one.
Jan-19-05  Skylark: That was a great game, not only because of the strong attack, but also because of the defender's ability to find the correct moves to save himself. Kamsky fought back brilliantly.

Mate after 83. ...Kb8 84. a7+ Ka8 (84. ...Kc8 85. a8=Q#) 85. Kd7#. A king move to checkmate. Awesome. :D

Jan-19-05  dbulger: beautiful game from start to finish!! just as the others said, white keeps making amazing moves and black finds that right defense but white keeps the charge going! i was surprised white came out only up a pawn and better position, but it was all he needed to claim victory!
Jan-19-05  aw1988: Splendid!
Jan-19-05  klausewitz: Indeed! Nice game, nice and strong attack, and artistic defense. Good chess!
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  mahmoudkubba: so really Aseev believed after this game Hah.. I just wonder how chess make sometimes their comments HeeHeeHee
Jan-19-05  TheSlid: <mahmoudkubba> The idiom is "seeing is beleiving" and the game title is a reference to this (and is not very good - probably incomprehensible unless fluent in English). The game is an excellent one, however, in keeping with recent trends!
Jan-19-05  kevin86: Here is a rare case where a pawn advantage can win with oposite bishops-here because of the mate threats. A fascinating finish!
Jan-19-05  kevin86: IMHO-a better pun:Peek-a-boo Aseev U! Famous optical college.
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  samvega: Like Gata through Aseev.
Jan-19-05  patzer2: This is indeed a beautifully played game. However, White could have made it a quicker and more decisive finish with 40. Nc7+!, with an attack on the weakened castled position which forces a decisive knight fork.

Play could go 40. Nc7+ Ka7 (40...Kb8 41. Nxa6+ bxa6 42. Rb3+ ) 41. Rb3 Nxd6 (41...b5 42. Ra3 ; 41...b6 42. Ra3 ) 42. Ne6 Rxe6 43. Bxe6 , when White wins the exchange with decisive advantage.

Dec-10-05  Frhddy: The name is not pronounced As- sea -v
but as-ay-ev..
Oct-20-09  whiteshark: <patzer2: This is indeed a beautifully played game. However, White could have made it a quicker and more decisive finish with 40. Nc7+!...>

White could have played <38.Nc7+!>, too. After <38...Ka7 39.Qd3!>

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the threat is 40.Ra3 with the idea of 41.Rxa6+

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