US Chess Championship 2012: Can You Spot Kamsky’s Move?

Gata Kamsky-Yasser Seirawan, 2012 US Chess Championship Round 9

Here is a nice position that came up on the board in the US Chess Championships 2012 between defending champion Gata Kamsky and Yasser Seirawan. You have to figure out what Kamsky played after Seirawan’s 21. … Bxc5. For the solution, just run the entire game in our Chess King game player that works great on the iPad as well. Get your own copy of the Chess King if you want to post this game applet on your blog!






Kamsky, Gata (2741) – Seirawan, Yasser (2643)

Result: 1-0
Site: Saint Louis USA
Date: 2012.05.17

[…] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.¤c3 dxe4 4.¤xe4 ¥f5 5.¤g3 ¥g6 6.h4 h6 7.¤f3 ¤d7 8.h5 ¥h7 9.¥d3 ¥xd3 10.£xd3 e6 11.¥d2 ¤gf6 12.O-O-O ¥e7 13.¤e4 ¤xe4 14.£xe4 ¤f6 15.£d3 O-O 16.¢b1 c5 17.g4 ¤xg4 18.£e2 ¢h8 19.¦hg1 ¤f6 20.dxc5 £c7 21.¤e5 ¥xc5 22.¥xh6 gxh6 23.¦d7 £xd7 24.¤xd7 ¤xd7 25.£d2 ¢h7 26.b4 ¦ad8 27.bxc5 ¤f6 28.£f4 ¤e8 29.£e4+ ¢h8 30.£xb7 ¤g7 31.£xa7 ¦c8 32.¦d1 ¤f5 33.¦d7 ¢g7 34.a4 ¢f6 35.a5

2 Responses to “US Chess Championship 2012: Can You Spot Kamsky’s Move?”

  • Neo Trinity, In the Matrix says:

    I think this is a little easy but the whole point is you could play it on the internet or in the club but you have to have courage to play like this in a tournament against a gm.

  • chris, ny says:

    the sac is intuitive the rest of it is not

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