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Sandipan Chanda vs Gata Kamsky
Aeroflot Open (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 3, Feb-10
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  0-1



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  HeMateMe: Wow! A very early Queen sac (early to me, anyway...) Does anyone see the winning line if white doesn't play the desperate 36. Rxg5+?
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  technical draw: <HMM> If white moves 36. Qd8 (or e8) then black starts the attack against the white king with 36..Rxf2 threatening mate on the back file. There are all sorts of mating threats for black so I guess that's why Sandipan opted for the "desperate" move.
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  tamar: 25 Rd3 turns out to be weak, but only because of the deep Queen sacrifice that follows for Black.

Kamsky's play after the sacrifice is a revelation. He aims for passed d pawn and keeping the knight on b4 rather than taking the rook on d3.

Both players made some inaccuracies near the time control, but overall this was a fantastic demonstration by Kamsky.

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  HeMateMe: Ah, I was only looking at the left side of the board, where I thought black would try some kind of mate with R + N + P. Nice game by Kamsky.
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  tamar: Keeping the knight was key. It always threatens to check on c2 if ever the d4 pawn is taken.

31...Rac8 was an inaccuracy according to Rybka 3, which would have allowed White to draw if he had found 34 Rf3 instead of the fatal 34 Qxe6

Scary but winning was 31...g5 32 f4 Rfc8! 33 Qd1 ( if 33 fxg5 Rc1+ 34 Kb2 Rac8) Rc3! the hard to fathom key move 34 Rxc3 dxc3 35 Qd7 Rb8

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White has no moves. If 36 Qa7 Nc2+
37 Ka2 Rb2#

Aug-30-11  Xeroxx: well done kamsky

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