Kamsky one draw away from World Cup title

Updated: 17 December 2007 12:17 IST

Gata Kamsky is now just one draw away from winning the chess World Cup after drawing his third game against Latvian-born Alexei Shirov in the final.

Moscow:

Gata Kamsky is now just one draw away from winning the chess World Cup after drawing his third game against Latvian-born Alexei Shirov in the final on Saturday.

Playing with black, Kamsky had no problems getting the draw. Shirov avoided Kamsky's Breyer with 9.d4 and an old line came onto the board, in which White clearly got an advantage.

But right from that moment, Kamsky started to show excellent defence, and although white won a pawn, it was never clear if he could win somewhere.

At a time when Shirov seemed to have achieved something, Kamsky started to defend very well again, and Shirov could not really get anywhere. Kamsky has been very impressive so far in Khanty-Manskiysk.


Topics : Chess
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