World Cup Round 2, Game 1: Kamsky Wins, Onischuk Falters
November 24, 2009
In the second round of the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, the four remaining members of our American squad had two decisive results. Gata Kamsky won with Black over Zhou Weiqi of China, who beat Kamsky's trainer last round, GM Emil Sutovsky.


Alexander Onischuk lost a short and brutal game to Arkadij Naiditsch. In the final position he resigned because Nxf5 and Bxf7 are both crushing threats. He'll take a stab tomorrow with the white pieces.


Alexander Shabalov drew against David Navara and Varuzhan Akobian against Ruslan Ponomariov. Although both drew with White, this will give both a chance to catch a breath after last night's marathon tiebreak match.



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