Kamsky Draws Shirov with Black
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 13, 2007
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Gata Kamsky responding to Alexei's 1.e4. Photo Misha Savinov

In the first game of the World Cup final (December 13-17, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia), Kamsky drew against Alexei Shirov with Black. Although Shirov did have an edge against Kamsky's Ruy Lopez Breyer variation, Kamsky's solid play did not allow him many dreams of victory.



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