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Veselin Topalov vs Gata Kamsky
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2009) (rapid), Nice FRA, rd 10, Mar-25
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  0-1



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Mar-25-09  OneArmedScissor: Damn... Kamsky brought the heat for this game.
Mar-25-09  brucejavier: wow! topalov really got knocked off his chair in this game
Mar-25-09  crapsman: How about Rxe1, instead of Qe2
Mar-25-09  aragorn69: 29.Rxe1 Qh4+ 30.Nh3 Qxe1+ 31.Ng1 Qg3 wins easily.
Mar-25-09  Eisenheim: funny game to contrast with the blindfold game they played today. nice tactics here. in the bf game kamsky blundered
Mar-25-09  Udit Narayan: Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Mar-25-09  jhoro: Too little too late for Kamsky. They should have lied to him about the timecontrol in the match with Topalov.

Otherwise very nicely done by him in the rapid game today. He played Nf3 twice and both times seemed unexpected to me and in retrospect to Topalov as well.

Mar-25-09  jmboutiere: I think 17...Qe5, 19...Qd4 and 20...Ne5 made the difference.
Mar-25-09  Landman: According to the round report ( ), Topalov tried to play 31.Kg2, not seeing at first that the Ne1 guarded that square. Reminds me of Kramnik's blind spot in Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006
Mar-25-09  outplayer: In their blindfold game Topalov has won by placing a knight on f3. In this game Kamsky has found a weakness on f3 as well. A brilliant combination by Gata Kamsky.
Mar-26-09  percyblakeney: <“I wanted to show that I can also play Sicilians, instead of some Spanish torturing manoeuvring @#$%*&!#.”>

Mar-26-09  euripides: There's a nice symmetry here. In their blindfold game, played on the same day, Topalov plays the Paulsen, puts his light-squared bishop on the long diagonal, and hits Kamsky with a trick on f3.

Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009

Mar-26-09  KERESOV: Kamsky brought down Topalov to complete submission in this game ... I guess the Bulgarian superstar receive a dose of his own medicine when he beat Gata with the Paulsen/Kan in their blindfold match. This time the American Super GM bested him with a series of scintillating attacks that knocked him off his chair ... Bravo to you Gata !!!
Mar-26-09  dehanne: <Damn... Kamsky brought the heat for this game.> Maybe Topalov called Gata a patzer after the blindfold game like he did with Van Wely few years back... which lead to a similar result in the rapid game.
Mar-26-09  ajile: lol


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