Here is where I get confused. I would almost automatically play BxN followed by Nf5 where it appears to be the classic case of Good Knight versus bad bishop. I am curious what my fellow gameknotters think of the position(especially those above 2000). Oh by the way Kamsky goes on to win a same colored biship ending. Here is the chessbase link. www.chessbase.com
31 ( +1 | -1 ) back to the postition, I think that 26. Bxd4 is a better move but blacks pawns look dangerous in the centre. After 26. Bxd4 cxd4 27. Nf5 black has 27...Be7, 27...Qe6 or 27...Qg6 which all seem to give an small advantage to white. It's only a small advantage, not a "winning advantage" yet
60 ( +1 | -1 ) This should be a Promoters dream, an American playing a Communist, Kamsky versus Topalov and Danailov versus Rustam Kamsky, both match-ups are hard to predict.
Kamsky seems to have finally brushed the cobwebs off his opening preparation and Topalov seems to have gone off the boil since Danailov came under scrutiny from the Arbiters.
Danailov may appear mad at times but my money is on Rustam being even madder when the chips are down.....Mind you, if I was Gata I'd leave "Dad" firm instructions to remain at home as he would be an unsettling influence....
Bring it on !!!
61 ( +1 | -1 ) I was ...checking things out on chesslabDOTcom and was surprised to see the record favoring Topalov rather heavily. There they show Top has 4 draw and 4 wins ... 2 with each color. Of those games three were in mid 1990's with a win for Top and 2 draws. The games 2006 and later favor him by 3 wins and 2 draws. So perhaps I must think Topalov to come out on top, which I guess seems to fit. Tho I was originally thinking and hoping it to be close with a real chance for Kamsky. On the other match-up, I take Rustam by TKO in round one .... }8-))
8 ( +1 | -1 ) Doesanyone have a good link to Kamsky-Topalov match info?
13 ( +1 | -1 ) The only thing I heard was that the Kamsky-Topalov match will occur after the Anand-Kramnik match.
24 ( +1 | -1 ) Kamsky in BulgariaGata has had a hard time against Topolov in the double-round M-Tel event on Topo's home court (Bulgaria). Both times Gata played there, Topolov won the events (and Gata lost) primarily due to their matchups.