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Date: 18 May 2007 05:37:16
From: EG
Subject: kamsky vs super gms
why is he struggling so much?

in the 90s, it was easy for him





 
Date: 19 May 2007 11:15:16
From: Ian Burton
Subject: Re: kamsky vs super gms

"EG" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> why is he struggling so much?
>
> in the 90s, it was easy for him.

One reason, given by Kamsky himself, is that as a kid in the '90s all his
time was devoted to studying chess. These days he has other
responsibilities.
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Ian Burton
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Date: 20 May 2007 04:38:04
From: Ray Gordon, creator of the \pivot\
Subject: Re: kamsky vs super gms
>> in the 90s, it was easy for him.
>
> One reason, given by Kamsky himself, is that as a kid in the '90s all his
> time was devoted to studying chess. These days he has other
> responsibilities.

Then he shouldn't mind losing.


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Date: 18 May 2007 22:42:38
From: EZoto
Subject: Re: kamsky vs super gms
EG wrote:
> why is he struggling so much?
>
> in the 90s, it was easy for him
>
Did you play his video interview in Chessvibes? That would explain a lot.

EZoto


 
Date: 18 May 2007 13:52:46
From: Larry Tapper
Subject: Re: kamsky vs super gms
On May 18, 4:00 pm, EJAY <[email protected] > wrote:
> On May 18, 8:37?am, EG <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > why is he struggling so much?
>
> > in the 90s, it was easy for him
>
> Kamsky just won his second game in a row.He is currently in 2nd Place
> in the M-Tel Masters tourney which is not bad.Last year he also
> finished 2nd and beat Anand. -E-JAY

Yes, here's his latest victory:

[Event "MTel"]
[Site "Sofia BUL"]
[Date "2007.05.18"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Sasikiran,K"]
[Black "Kamsky,G"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2690"]
[BlackElo "2705"]
[EventDate "2007.05.10"]
[ECO "D15"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. c5 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8.
h3
Bf5 9. Bxf5 gxf5 10. Qc2 Qc8 11. Ne5 Ne4 12. Nd3 Nd7 13. Ne2 Bf6 14.
Bd2
Rg8 15. g3 e6 16. O-O-O h5 17. Rdg1 Qc7 18. Nef4 Nxd2 19. Qxd2 h4 20.
g4 e5
21. Ne2 e4 22. Ndf4 fxg4 23. hxg4 Bg5 24. Nh3 f6 25. Nef4 Nf8 26. f3
exf3
27. Rf1 O-O-O 28. Rxf3 Re8 29. a4 Bh6 30. Nf2 Nh7 31. Ng2 Re6 32. Rxh4
Bg5
33. Rhh3 Rge8 34. Kb1 Nf8 35. Nf4 Bxf4 36. Rxf4 Nh7 37. axb5 axb5 38.
Rf5
Ng5 39. Rh1 Rxe3 40. Rxf6 Nf3 41. Rxf3 Rxf3 42. Nd3 Ref8 43. Qe2 Qf7
44.
Rh6 Rf1+ 45. Kc2 Rf6 46. Rxf6 Qxf6 47. g5 Qg6 48. Kc3 Qe4 49. Qxe4
dxe4 50.
Ne5 Kc7 51. Kd2 Rf2+ 52. Ke3 Rxb2 53. Kxe4 Rg2 54. d5 cxd5+ 55. Kxd5
Rxg5
56. Kd4 Rh5 57. Nd3 Rh4+ 58. Kc3 Kc6 59. Kb3 Kd5 60. Kc2 Kc4 0-1

Also, I wouldn't say that in earlier days Kamsky gave the impression
of _effortlessness_. His style was always more like grinding down his
opponents in long, dour struggles. Not that I think there's anything
at all wrong with that.

LT



  
Date: 19 May 2007 11:18:27
From: Ian Burton
Subject: Re: kamsky vs super gms

"Larry Tapper" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On May 18, 4:00 pm, EJAY <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On May 18, 8:37?am, EG <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> > why is he struggling so much?
>>
>> > in the 90s, it was easy for him
>>
>> Kamsky just won his second game in a row.He is currently in 2nd Place
>> in the M-Tel Masters tourney which is not bad.

[Clip]

His play has been sloppy; his openings awful.

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Date: 18 May 2007 13:00:20
From: EJAY
Subject: Re: kamsky vs super gms
On May 18, 8:37?am, EG <[email protected] > wrote:
> why is he struggling so much?
>
> in the 90s, it was easy for him

Kamsky just won his second game in a row.He is currently in 2nd Place
in the M-Tel Masters tourney which is not bad.Last year he also
finished 2nd and beat Anand. -E-JAY