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jstack 58 ( +1 | -1 )
Kamskys win 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Bxc6 6...dxc6 7.d3 Qd6 8.b3 Be6 9.Bb2 Nd7 10.Nbd2 c5 11.a4 a5 12.Re1 0-0 13.Nf1 f6 14.Ne3 g6 15.Nd2 Nb8 16.Qf3 Nc6 17.Qg3 Nd4 18.h4 Kh8 19.Ndc4 Qd7 20.Rac1 b6 21.f3 Rae8 22.Qh2 Bd8 23.Rcd1 Bxc4 24.dxc4 Qf7 25.h5 gxh5
26. c3!?

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.
ketchuplover 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Kamsky faces Carlsen. Shirov will face either Karjakin or Alekseev.
ketchuplover 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Carlsen/Kamsky and Shirov/Karjakin were both draws today.
ketchuplover 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Kamsky's in the final. Shirov and Karjakin playoff tomorrow
ketchuplover 5 ( +1 | -1 )
kamsky wins game 2 :) leads Shirov 1.5-0.5
sf115 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

what happened later in the game?
ketchuplover 3 ( +1 | -1 )
I'm too tired to look it up. Try
ketchuplover 6 ( +1 | -1 )
This just in...Kamsky wins the world cup! Film at 11
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calmrolfe 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 !!!
ccmcacollister 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-))
ccmcacollister 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Does anyone have a good link to Kamsky-Topalov match info?
ketchuplover 13 ( +1 | -1 )
The only thing I heard was that the Kamsky-Topalov match will occur after the Anand-Kramnik match.
fmgaijin 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Kamsky in Bulgaria Gata 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.