Category Archives: Kamsky

Corus 2006, Round 7

Topalov is in the lead, with Anand and Karjakin half a point behind. Karjakin wins a smooth game against Mamedyarov. Kamsky succumbs to the Spanish torture, allowing Leko a pleasant sacrifice. Topalov wins after Sokolov’s attack fails to pay dividends. … Continue reading

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Kamsky’s rocky road at Wijk aan Zee

Kamsky shows a strong hint of his real playing strength returning with a demolition of Viswanathan Anand today at Corus. Certainly Anand contributed to his own defeat, but Kamsky still had to find strong moves to convert his advantage to … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 6

Risky Anand stumbles and is beaten by Kamsky. Ivanchuk declines a draw, errs and loses to Adams. Anand and Topalov lead with 4 out of 6, followed by Gelfand, Karjakin, Ivanchuk and Adams all half a point behind. Kamsky – … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 5

Anand takes the sole lead thanks to a drifting Leko. Karjakin surprises with a knight sacrifice to win against Bacrot. Topalov fights back to an advantage but errs into a drawn position. Ivanchuk’s pressure slowly eats away at Kamsky’s position. … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 4

Topalov and Anand lead Corus at the first rest day. Topalov disposes of van Wely in a typically aggressive affair. Gelfand presses Bacrot and reaps a full point. Kamsky walks into a mating trap after defending tenaciously. Kamsky blunders after … Continue reading

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Karjakin – Kamsky, Corus 2006

White: Sergey Karjakin (2660) Black: Gata Kamsky (2686) Opening Sicilian Kan Tournament Corus 2006, Wijk aan Zee, Round 3 Date 15/01/2006 ECO Code B42 Result 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 3

Anand leads after catching Ivanchuk off balance. Karjakin beats Kamsky in a neat game. Gelfand powers past Adams, and Topalov cleans up a pawn endgame after a Bacrot blunder. Ivanchuk – Anand From a symmetrical position out of an English … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 2

Ivanchuk takes the lead after winning a long game against Sokolov. Topalov crashes to a loss against Michael Adams. Bacrot outplays Tiviakov, and Kamsky bounces back with a smooth win over Gelfand. Aronian holds Anand to a draw. Adams – … Continue reading

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Topalov – Kamsky, Corus 2006

White: Veselin Topalov (2801) Black: Gata Kamsky (2686) Opening Scandanavian / Centre Counter Tournament Corus 2006, Wijk aan Zee, Round 1 Date 14/01/2006 ECO Code B01 Result 1-0 1. e4 d5 Kamsky pulls off the first surprise – the Scandanavian. … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 1

Anand wins in fine sacrificial style (and wins my vote as the game of the round). Topalov misses an immediate win, but still finishes Kamsky off in style. Aronian plays too ambitiously and loses to a steady Ivanchuk. Loek van … Continue reading

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