World Chess Cup 2013 Fire on the Board: Gata Kamsky – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 1-0

The World Chess Cup 2013 being played in Tromso, Norway is down to Round 4 and 16 players. The most exciting game so far seems to be Gata Kamsky versus Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Can you count how many sacrifices Kamsky had up his sleeve in this game? Black’s extra piece could not be compensated by White’s three pawns. Mamedyarov stumbled with 23…Kg7 allowing Kamsky to go for the kill.


Kamsky, Gata – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

Result: 1-0
Site: Tromso NOR
Date: 2013.08.20

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.♘xd4 ♘c6 5.♘c3 ♕c7 6.f4 d6 7.♗e3 ♘f6 8.♕f3 a6 9.♗d3 ♗e7 10.O-O O-O 11.♔h1 ♗d7 12.♖ae1 b5 13.a3 ♖ab8 14.♘xc6 ♗xc6 15.♕h3 ♖fd8 16.♗d2 d5 17.e5 ♘e4 18.f5 ♘xd2 19.fxe6 ♘e4 20.exf7+ ♔h8 21.♘xd5 ♗xd5 22.♖xe4 g6 23.♖ef4 ♔g7 24.e6 ♖f8 25.♕e3 ♗c5 26.♕e1 ♗d6 27.♖h4 ♗e7 28.♕e3 h5 29.♕d4+ ♔h6 30.♖xh5+

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