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Friday, April 29, 2011

Gata Kamsky is US Chess Champion 2011 - videos plus games

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Gata Kamsky - American conquest

Hello everyone,

Here is a roundup of the finals of the Men's Section of the US Chess Championships 2011. Going into the finals, GM Gata Kamsky kept his cool and won an interesting endgame against GM Yuri Shulman with White. In the second game the next day, he held on for a draw with Black and the title. In fact, GM Gata Kamsky was only one of the few to have won the event twice. He was the defending champion this year - a title he had won last year also against Shulman. 

“He should have done what he did last year against me in the rapid game – played slowly to build up pressure,” Kamsky said. “After he played e4, I realized it was almost done.” Shulman agreed that his seventh move was imprecise. “I should have shown some fight,” Shulman said.

Here are the games and the videos with GM Gata Kamsky. Enjoy.

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