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Fabiano Caruana vs Gata Kamsky
Reggio Emilia (2009), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 4, Dec-31
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  tamar: Kamsky desperately constructs a rat's nest with 35...Nh4+ to protect his only asset, the h3 pawn.

Only Steinitz in his heydey was better at getting out of messes. Who else would think of entombing his own bishop with the idea of getting the rook and knight to share the tomb later?

If 36 Kg4 Bxg3! 37 Bxg3 h2

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Dec-31-09  ajile: 5..Qc7 seems better and more logical for Black.
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  tamar: A strange game throughout, as the two generations come at chess differently.

Caruana's 15 Qd3 voluntarily accepts an isolated pawn, but the open c file lets him be first to pressure Black's c pawn.

Jan-02-10  Whitehat1963: Interesting to compare with this one:

Yifan Hou vs E Danielian, 2009

Jan-04-10  molinov: 37.Rc4 is much stronger than Nb4. After 37... Nf5 38.Rb4 White should win with relative ease.
Jan-08-10  kingsindian2006: very interesting game, kamsky put himself in funky positions but sure did a nice job to get out of them as well.. entertaining to say the least!!

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