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Gata Kamsky vs Varuzhan Akobian
US Championship (2009), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 2, May-09
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0

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May-10-09  computer chess guy: Black clearly missed 20. ♖xd6!. But on move 22, while ♕xe6 gives Kamsky a comfortable endgame, ♖xe6 was better (White is a piece ahead and threatens a discovered check, winning even more material - one line is 22. .. ♗d5 23. ♖xd6 ♗xb3 24. ♖xf6+ gxf6 25. ♗xc7).
May-10-09  shr0pshire: Kamsky hasn't had good results with the French in the past year, if memory serves correctly, maybe he is taking out his aggression on the French opening?
May-11-09  adhitthana: 'Scuse my ignorance but why can't black play 16...bxc4 ?
May-11-09  blacksburg: it's actually pretty cool...here's some possible variations.

16...bxc4 17.dxc5 hits the bishop.

17...Bxc5 18.Ng6+ and 19.Bxc7 demonstrates a discovery on the queen that pops up in many variations.

17...Qxc5 18.Rxd6! Qxd6 Ng6+ is that nasty little discovery again.

17...Be7 and you guessed it, 18.Ng6+.

17...Bxe5 18.Bxe5 skewers the Queen and Rook. for instance, 18...Qb7 19.Bxb8 Qxb8 20.Re8+ Nd8 21.Qc6.

really cool tactics.

May-11-09  ajile: Cool time lapse video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIpd...

Anyone know what the music is?

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