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Daniele Vocaturo vs Gata Kamsky
Reggio Emilia (2009), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 1, Dec-28
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
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  beenthere240: I don't see a mate here, but
51. Kg1 Qe1+
52. Qf1 Qxf1
53. Kxf1 Kxb7
looks good enuf.
Dec-30-09  ounos: Qe1+ Qf1 Qe3+ Kh1 Qh6+ Kg1 Qh2#, no?
Dec-30-09  yoyosd: He can sack the queen to extend his life for a turn or so, but yeah, that's mate.
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  HeMateMe: Kamsky in good form, he'll need that for a brutal Candidates cycle coming up.

Sometimes its hard to remember he's representing the USA, having moved here at age 14.

Dec-31-09  kurtrichards: Been a long time since Kamsky employed his pet Sicilian Kan against 1.e4.
Jan-06-10  SuperPatzer77: <ounos>: Your analysis is better than mine! Of course, you're 100% right.

<beenthere240>: <ounos> found a checkmate so, just see this mating line below:

White resigns in lieu of 51. Kg1 Qe1+, 52. Qf1 Qe3+! (<ounos>'s idea), 53. Kh1 Qh6+, 54. Qh3 (only move) Qxh3+, 55. Kg1 Qh2+, 56. Kf1 Qf2# 0-1

<ounos>: You're right about 52...Qe3+! (much stronger than 52...Qg3+??). I thought to myself "Duh, Duh!! I actually didn't see this move - 52...Qe3+!". Kudos to you, <ounos>!!


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