Kamsky Wins; Moves to Finals!
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 10, 2007
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Gata gets interviewed, along with GM Emil Sutovsky after his win over Magnus Carlsen. Photo Misha Savinov.


In the second game of the World Cup semifinals, Gata Kamsky defeated the teenaged Norweigan, Magnus Carlsen. On Thursday, Gata faces off in the final against the winner of Karjakin-Shirov.

His game against Carlsen was a Petrov in which Gata quickly mounted pressure against Magnus' kingside. In the following position, Gata  found a particularly strong move:

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Position after 19...a5



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Here is the full game:



 Karjakin and Shirov drew again so tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec.11, they go to tiebreak to see who will play Kamsky in the final.



Wednesday, Dec.12 is a free day and then the four game match (Dec 13-16) begins on Thursday, followed by a day for tiebreak and closing ceremony (Dec.17.) Whatever Gata has been doing has worked so far- Good luck in the final!