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Gata Kamsky vs David Pruess
HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), Minneapolis, MN USA, rd 2, May-19
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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May-26-05  mack: Effortless.
May-26-05  delterp: The French defense was one of my early favorites. However, in the advace variation, my fear was and still is a massive kingside attack by white. Black has devoted all of his forces to the queenside expansion, leaving nothing but pawns to protect his king. I prefer leaving the king in the center as opposed to castling.
Jul-01-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Ok, you guys with longer beard ... who does this Kamsky guy reminds you to? He sure isn't some Morozevich or Karjakin-type of a player ...
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  chancho: Two Rooks in his seventh rank and still Kamsky collects another scalp in his evergrowing collection.Anyone making a mistake in a game against Kamsky can say Sayonara.
Nov-20-06  syracrophy: It's just amazing that Kamsky ignored the material disadvantage, the ♖♖ on the 7th rank and the dangers surrounding the White ♔, and he focused on a massive attack to the Black ♔. It's just amazing!

31.♕xg6+! <31...Kh8 32.Rxe6! Qxe6 33.Qxe6 with nasty threats <33...fxg4 34.Qe8+ mating in a couple moves> ; 31...Kf8 32.Rxe6! Qxe6 33.Qxe6 and the threat 34.Rxf5+ is crushing>

Nov-20-06  letekro: After 31...Kh8, 32. Rxf5 also wins quickly.
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  ToTheDeath: Black had a lot of optical counterplay but mate is mate. GM level judgement and attacking prowess here. Or Attacking Pruess!
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  perfidious: One might say that Kamsky ignored the Pruessic acid on his second rank.
Feb-06-16  SpiritedReposte: <30. e6!> Just a little, deadly drop of poison.

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