Home Page Chess Life Online Shirov and Kamsky Head to Final
|Shirov and Kamsky Head to Final|
|By Jennifer Shahade|
|December 11, 2007|
Alexei Shirov defeated Sergey Karjakin in the World Cup semifinals tiebreaker, so Shirov advances to meet Gata Kamsky in the four-game final, which begins on Thursday at 5 AM EST.
Here is Shirov's win against Karjakin with White in the second rapid game:
If Gata wins against Shirov in the finals, he will win the 1st prize of 120,000$ and play Topalov in a match in 2008. In 2009, the winner of that match will play the winner of a match between Anand and Kramnik. Good luck to Gata!