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Friday, May 6, 2011

Kamsky defeats Topalov in game 2 of FIDE Candidates matches!


Grandmaster Gata Kamsky of the United States has forged ahead in his match against GM Topalov in the FIDE Candidates matches! Kamsky, playing the black pieces in this game, essayed  the risky Grunfeld Defense and defeated Topalov in  31 moves!  The games in the remaining three matches were all drawn. This means that the following standings exist in these matches after 2 games:


Nat.
Rtg
G1
G2
G3
G4
Rpd1
Rpd2
Rpd3
Rpd4
Tot.
Perf
Levon Aronian
ARM
2808
½
½
1.0
Alexander Grischuk 
RUS
2747
½
½
1.0




Nat.
Rtg
G1
G2
G3
G4
Rpd1
Rpd2
Rpd3
Rpd4
Tot.
Perf
Vladimir Kramnik
RUS
2785
½
½
1.0
Teimour Radjabov 
AZE
2744
½
½
1.0

Nat.
Rtg
G1
G2
G3
G4
Rpd1
Rpd2
Rpd3
Rpd4
Tot.
Perf
Veselin Topalov
BUL
2775
½
0
0.5
Gata Kamsky
USA
2732
½
1
1.5

Nat.
Rtg
G1
G2
G3
G4
Rpd1
Rpd2
Rpd3
Rpd4
Tot.
Perf
Boris Gelfand
ISR
2733
½
½
1.0
Shak. Mamedyarov 
AZE
2772
½
½
1.0

Here are the moves from all of the games played in round 2 today:





Game 3 of all the matches will be played tommorrow. Update: I have analyzed the second game victory by Kamsky and posted this analysis to my blog using the program Chessviewer Deluxe.This analysis is found in the next blog post of my blog, I hope you enjoy playing through this analysis! I allowed the strong chess program Hiarcs 13.2 MP to analyze this game for 90 minutes then I have added my own comments to this analysis. Hiarcs 13.2 has found exactly where Topalov lost this game.

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