Kamsky Wins In Mainz
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Gata Kamsky won the Grenke Rapid World Championship at the 2010 Chess Classic Mainz.
After the first day there were 12 players on a perfect 5/5 score, but only Kamsky made it to 8/8, helped by crucial wins against Lev Aronian and Sergey Karjakin.
Kamsky won against Kasmdzhanov to make it 9/9 before taking 2 draws to seal the title with a score of 10/11.
The large chasing pack was headed by Gashimov, Aronian and Bareev, half a point behind.
World Champion Vishy Anand completed his 40-board simultaneous exhibition with 34 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. Congratulations to Henrik Karlzen and Bernd Grill on beating the champion!
Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk did even better in her 20-board Chess960 simul, with 16 wins, 4 draws and no losses! The official site has a report (in German) with pictures here.
The top of the standings in the Grenke Rapid World Championship:
The rate of play was 20 minutes plus a 5 second increment per move. A selection of Kamsky's games are below.