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Gata Kamsky vs Baris Esen
Baku Open (2010), Baku AZE, rd 7, Aug-29
Benoni Defense: Franco-Sicilian Hybrid (A43)  ·  1-0



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Aug-29-10  okba1: what a tactics by both players-indeed nice to watch!!
Aug-30-10  percyblakeney: Esen played well up until his 40th...
Aug-31-10  notyetagm: Kamsky vs B Esen, 2010

Kamsky teaches you how to exploit the <WEAK BACK RANK> in this game: 37 ♖b7-e7!!, 41 ♖d5-e5!.

37 ?

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37 ♖b7-e7!!

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41 ?

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41 ♖d5-e5!

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Aug-31-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: !! --: A square only appears multiply defended

Kamsky vs B Esen, 2010 37 Rb7-e7!! Black e8-rook protects c8-sq, Black f6-queen interposes g7-sq

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Aug-31-10  goldenbear: Both players should be proud of this one.
Sep-01-10  notyetagm: Gata is THE MAN!
Sep-03-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: EMPTY SQUARES MUST BE DEFENDED! (ESMBD)

Kamsky vs B Esen, 2010 37 Rb7-e7!! Black f6-queen must interpose the g7-mating square

Sep-04-10  Brandon plays: Haha, that is the kind of game that makes you smile because it is so clever.
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  sbevan: Beautifully exact play by Kamsky
Sep-14-10  Lubicz01: Well, what happens after 37. ... Bg3+? The only possible line I can see is 38.Qxg3 Qxe7 39. Rxd6 Rc8! and pawn c2 looks safe and very strong ...
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  Phony Benoni: <Lubicz01>: After <37...Bg3+ 38.Qxg3 Qxe7 39.Rxd6 Rc8>

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How about <40.Rc6>?

Sep-15-10  Lubicz01: <Phony Benoni> you are right, next rook "sacrifice" finishes this line too:)
Oct-25-10  ReikiMaster: 19..Nd4 20.Qd1 Rc8 looks better. 31.Rd1 is the safer play. 40..Bb6 looks good for black. 54..Bg7+ was possible. 58..Kf6 had the same idea of cornering the Rook if it takes the Bishop. This time refusing the sac left black pieces out of sync.

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