Shirov and Kamsky Head to Final
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 11, 2007
Alexei Shirov. Photo Misha Savinov.

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!