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Gata Kamsky vs Evgeny Alekseev
European Club Cup (2007), Kemer TUR, rd 7, Oct-09
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation (E17)  ·  1-0

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Oct-14-07  Chessmensch: McClain discusses this game in his October 14, 2007 NY Times Chess Column. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/c...
Dec-09-07  cotdt: Kamsky led his team to victory, even though he himself lost several games in the ECC and bunch of rating points.
Feb-22-08  notyetagm: <cotdt: Kamsky led his team to victory, even though he himself lost several games in the ECC and bunch of rating points.>

Sounds more like Kamsky's team -carried- -him- to victory, :-)

Feb-22-08  notyetagm: GM Susan Polgar's "Polgar Pick" for February 2008: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie....
Feb-22-08  notyetagm: Position after 23 ♘f4-e6


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I really like how Kamsky maneuvred a knight to the e6-square via e1-g2-f4 to exploit the <WEAK SQUARE> on e6 created by Black's pawn moves 8 ... f7-f5 and 12 ... d7-d6.

Add in the fact that the light-squared bishops were exchanged on g2 and Black has no good way to <DEFEND> the e6-square.

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