USCF Home arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2010 arrow December arrow Atlantic City International Features Top-Notch Field
Atlantic City International Features Top-Notch Field Print E-mail
December 18, 2010
Gata380.jpg
Daniel Parmet and World Championship candidate Gata Kamsky, Photo Betsy Dynako

The Atlantic City International (December 17-19) kicked off on Thursday night with a simultaneous exhibition by US Champion and World Championship candidate Gata Kamksy. The Open section also features GMs Alexander Shabalov, Loek Van Wely, US Senior Champ Alexander Ivanov, Aleksandr Lenderman and US Women's Champ IM Irina Krush. After three rounds, Kamsky, Van Wely and Lenderman lead with perfect 3/3 scores.

See the official site for pairings and look for US Chess Scoop videos from the scene early next week.

Betsy Dynako, who is providing photos from the site, described the simul as challenging but fun, "The guys from the bookstore were stuck in a snow storm (as well as some of the participants) and didn't arrive with the sets in time. So Kamsky played on a variety of sets, including a demo-board!" Additionally, Gata gave a post-exhibition lecture on one of his games and allowed his opponents to choose their color- an unusual move in a simul. About eight players participated, including Daniel Parmet who drew the following game, which impressed Gata. Daniel Parmet sent the game in with some light annotations.
 


1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.Bc4 10...Nc6 11.Rc1 Bg4 12.dxc5?!N
12dc.jpg
12.d5!?
12...Bxf3 13.gxf3 Rfd8 14.Qc2 14...e6?!
14...Nd4!?
15.0-0 Bf8 16.Rb1 Rd7 17.f4 a6 18.Rfd1 Rad8 19.Rxd7 Rxd7 20.f5! exf5 21.exf5 Kg7 21...Ne5!? 22.fxg6 (22.Qe4 Nxc4 23.Qxc4 Qd8 24.fxg6 hxg6 25.Rb6 Rd5) 22...Nxc4 (22...hxg6 23.Qe4 Nxc4 24.Qxc4 Bg7) 23.gxh7+ Kh8 24.Qf5 Qd8 25.Qg4 (25.Bd4+ Rxd4 26.cxd4 Qxd4 27.Rxb7)
22.Qc1
22Qc1.jpg
22.Qe4!? Qxc3; 22.fxg6!? hxg6 23.Rd1 Rxd1+ 24.Qxd1 Qxc3 25.Qd5 Qf6 26.h4
22...Bxc5 23.Bh6+ Kg8 24.fxg6 hxg6 25.Qg5 Kh7 26.Qh4 Be7 27.Qh3
After the game, Kamsky graciously analzyed this move with me for a little while. The following lines were our thoughts from the post mortem. 27.Bg5+ Kg8 28.Bxf7+ Kxf7 29.Qh7+ Ke8 (29...Ke6? 30.Qxg6+ (30.Re1+? Kd6 (30...Kd5 31.Rd1+ (31.Qf7+? Kc5 32.Bxe7+ Rxe7 33.Rxe7 Nxe7 34.Qxe7+ Kc6 35.Qe6+ Kc7 36.Qxg6 Qxa2 (36...Qxc3 37.Qg3++-) 37.h4) 31...Kc5 32.Be3++-) 31.Bf4+ Kc5=) 30...Kd5 31.Rd1++-) 30.Qg8+ Bf8 31.Re1+ Ne7 32.Qxg6+ Kd8
27...Qf5 28.Qxf5 gxf5 29.Bf4 Bf6 30.Re1 Bxc3 31.Re3 Bd2 32.Rh3+ Kg6?!
32Kg6.jpg
Allows me a trick. 32...Kg7! forces me to part with the bishop pair.
33.Rh6+
33.Bxf7+!? Kxf7 (33...Kf6 34.Bxd2 Rxd2 35.Bb3; 33...Rxf7 34.Rg3+ Kf6 35.Bxd2) 34.Rh7+
33...Kg7 34.Rd6 Bxf4?+-
34...Rxd6  forced 35.Bxd6 b5 36.Bd5
35.Rxd7 Ne5 36.Rxb7 a5
Kamsky said after the game that he had missed 36...Nxc4 37.Rb4!
37.Bb3 Bd2 38.Kf1 f4 39.Ke2 Bc3 40.Ra7 f3+ 41.Ke3 Kg6
41...Bd4+ 42.Kxd4 Nc6+ 43.Kc5 Nxa7 44.Bd1 Nc8 45.Bxf3
42.Kf4 Kf6 43.h4 Kg6 44.Bd5 Kh5 45.Bxf7+ Kxh4 46.Re7 Nc6 47.Re6 Bd2+
42Bd2 copy.jpg
48.Kxf3??=
After 48.Ke4 Nd8 49.Rf6 White is winning.
48...Nd4+ 49.Ke4 Nxe6 50.Bxe6 Kg5
Gata offered a draw, ½-½

Follow the Atlantic City International on chessweekend.com and look for CLO updates next week.
 
Advertisement

December - Chess Life Online 2010

Lenderman Wins Eastern OpenUniversity of Texas at Dallas Wins Pan-Ams! Daniel Naroditsky Earns Second IM NormKacheishvili and Stocek Top Vegas Pan-Ams in Full Swing! Friedel in Clear Lead at North American Open The Chess Stars Come out in Las VegasDreev Dominates UTD InvitationalEastern Open Begins in DC Holiday Tournaments Kick Off The Atlantic City Chess Scoop: Part II A Christmas Mate in Two Hou Yifan Women's World Champion! The Staunton Code: Part I Ruan and Hou Off to Tiebreaks at World Women's Champs The US Chess Scoop on Atlantic City: Part I Kamsky and Van Wely Top Atlantic City InternationalAtlantic City International Features Top-Notch FieldUniversity of Texas at Dallas Invitational BeginsRuan Lufei Advances to World Women's Final All-Chinese Final at the Women's World Championships Pan-Ams Head to Milwaukee, December 27-30Melekhina and Mandizha Share Top Honors in Philly A Disney Chess Weekend: Matan on the K-12 Nationals Carlsen Wins in London; Nakamura Finishes in Middle Samuel Sevian Youngest US Master Ever! Melinda on Nationals: A Successful AdventureFinal Four Almost Set for World Women's Championships Three Roads to the 2011 Arizona State Championship: Part IIIChess Expert Jonathan Corbblah to Appear on JEOPARDY! Grade Nationals Results are in! Drama Heightens at the K-12 National Scholastics Nakamura Loses to Carlsen in LondonZatonskih Eliminated in Women's World Champs Nakamura Celebrates Birthday with Win Over KramnikNational K-12 Champs Kick Off This WeekendZatonskih Advances in World Women Champs to Face Koneru Nakamura - Carlsen, Private Blitz Match [Video]London Chess Classic Underway Zatonskih Wins First Game Against Sebag Three Roads to the 2011 Arizona State Championship: Part II Ruth Haring on Volunteering and her Chess ComebackKasparov Visits Saint Louis, Short Puts on Lecture and SimulThe December Check is in the Mail Wrapping up the American Open Zatonskih Advances, Baginskaite Goes to TiebreakExtreme Blitz Match Featuring IMs Hungaski and Shahade Women's World Championship Begins in Turkey Three Roads to the Arizona State Championship: Part I Dates Set for 2011 US Chess Championships