|Kamsky Rebounds in Moscow|
|August 19, 2008|
loss against Vassily Ivanchuk , scoring a Slav victory over Alexei Shirov today. After achieving a big initiative after 29...f4, Gata played a series of accurate moves up to gxf2+, forcing a winning endgame.
Despite drawing two Blacks in a row in the first two rounds of the Tal
Memorial (Moscow, August 18-29), Gata Kamsky wasted no time in rebounding from his|
It was the only decisive game of the round. Gata now stands in the middle of the pack, just behind leaders Kramnik, Morozevich and Ivanchuk. He faces Boris Gelfand with White tomorrow.
Standings after Round 2
1-3 -GM Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2788, GM Alexander Morozevich RUS 2788 and GM Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2781-
4-8- GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2742, GM Gata Kamsky USA 2723, GM Peter Leko HUN 2741, GM Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2718 and GM Boris Gelfand ISR 2720-1
9-GM Evgeny Alekseev RUS 2708-0.5
10- GM Alexei Shirov ESP 2741-0