Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kamsky Beats Topalov

Well, with the win of Kamsky's I posted earlier and three draws, Kamsky has beat Topalov in the first round of the World Championship Candidates match. That is pretty awesome.
Here is a link from a write up Ben Finegold did of the candidates matches.

St. Louis Ben Finegold Candidates Matches

Kamsky's win overhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif Topalov is sort of a surprise, but Kamsky is the kind of player that can beat Topalov. It is actually a pretty good match up for Kamsky. I think he is going to have a much tougher time with his next opponent, who is Boris Gelfand. Gelfand is extremely solid, and if Kamsky makes some minor mistakes here and there, which he does sometimes, Gelfand might be able to take advantage of it. It will also be very difficult to beat Gelfand, as Gelfand doesnt lose that many games.

I dont know who good Kamsky is at blitz. If Kamsky wins, he will face the winner of Kramnik and Grischuk. Both of those players are good as well. I think Kamsky matches up better against Kramnik. It seems likes just a little while ago Kramnik was still defending his title.

For all of the games and such, you can go to Chessgames.com

Also, I totally missed the U.S. Championships, which is too bad. Kamsky won that as well. It would be really great if he became the World Champion!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kamsky Wins Round 1, Game 2!

Big Congratulations to Gata Kamsky for beating Veselin Topalov in round 1, game 2 of the 2011 World Championship Candidates. Topalov is one of the best players in the world, and Kamsky now leads him 1.5 to .5 in the match. Here is the game:

Good luck to Kamsky in his remaining games!