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Gata Kamsky vs Alexander Grischuk
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 1, Jul-04
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  0-1



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  suenteus po 147: Did Kamsky flag on time, or was 39.axb4 a blunder?
Jul-04-13  dehanne: Kamsky flagged according to Chessbase.
Jul-04-13  TimothyLucasJaeger: It was a time scramble at the end, it looked like (from the feed at FICS, which seemed accurate) that Grischuk had only about 7 seconds when Kamsky ran out of time.

Grischuk missed Nxg5 (threatening Nf3+) multiple times in time trouble.

Jul-04-13  Shams: Good grief, there was even an increment. Gata, what gives?
Jul-04-13  TimothyLucasJaeger: There was no increment until after the 60th move.
Jul-04-13  Shams: <Timothy> Chessbase must have got it wrong. I think you're probably right.

<In another bizarre Sicilian Kamsky was forced to sacrifice a pawn very early on but obtained fantastic initiative. The players both got into severe time trouble and the game's quality at the end left much to be desired, as the many complications could not be calculated when both sides were playing on increment. Unfortunately for the American he let his flag fall and that sealed the deal.>

Jul-04-13  TimothyLucasJaeger: "Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then each player will be allotted 15 minutes after the second time control and an increment of 30 seconds per move will be allowed from move 61 onwards. "

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Jul-11-13  taobert: It's quite amazing to see so far at move 21. exd6 that somehow black managed to win this position. His knight is on a bad track- and he's very passive.
Jul-11-13  Nicocobas: <folks> If 13... Bxb2, then what?
Jul-12-13  Nerwal: <If 13... Bxb2, then what?>

13... ♗xb2 14. ♗d3

Jul-12-13  Nicocobas: <Nerwal> Got it! Thanks.

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