Thursday, September 30, 2010

USA 2½ - Bulgaria 1½

Big win for Kamsky over Cheparinov!  Nakamura drew Topalov with Black, which is something of an accomplishment in its own right.

 Onischuk watches Kamsky: Photo Tony Rich

Story at Chess Life Online, as usual!  If you're wondering what was going on at the end of the Kamsky-Cheparinov game, my working theory is that Gata was afraid of a blockade position in which rook plus three healthy pawns might well draw against queen and two isolated pawns.  So Kamksy sacked the queen back,  preferring the rook ending as cleaner.

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