Grandmaster Gata Kamsky vs. GM Magnus Carlsen – 2005 FIDE World Cup


Gata Kamsky Vs Magnus Carlsen: 2005 FIDE World Cup — Kamsky opens with e4 and then up and coming prodigy Carlsen answers with c5, proceeding to take the opening into the dangerous Chelyabinsk Variation of the Sveshnikov Sicilian with 10. …Bxf6. Kamsky plays the opening with great energy and begins to achieve a significant advantage with 16. Bb5! — leading to excellent control over black’s queenside. Carlsen played too defensively and without enough activity by 20. …Bd8?! — allowing white to really dictate the course of the game. 20. …Kh8 and 21. …f5 would have given black better chances. After an accurate series of pressing moves beginning with 24. Qa3! — Kamsky was able to achieve a deserved win with 31. b6!



[Event “WCC Places 9-10”]
[Site “Khanty Mansyisk RUS”]
[Date “2005.12.16”]
[EventDate “2005.11.27”]
[Round “7.2”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Gata Kamsky”]
[Black “Magnus Carlsen”]
[ECO “B33”]
[WhiteElo “2690”]
[BlackElo “2570”]
[PlyCount “61”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5
d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Bg5
12. Nc2 Ne7 13. Ncb4 O-O 14. a4 bxa4 15. Qxa4 a5 16. Bb5 Nxd5
17. Nxd5 Be6 18. Bc6 Rb8 19. Ra2 Qc8 20. O-O Bd8 21. b4 Kh8
22. Rd2 Qa6 23. b5 Qa7 24. Qa3 Bxd5 25. Qxd6 Be7 26. Qxd5 Rfd8
27. Qa2 Rxd2 28. Qxd2 a4 29. Qa2 a3 30. Qxf7 Rf8 31. b6 1-0



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