Kamsky Strikes Back In Game 4

Kamsky Strikes Back In Game 4

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 21, 2009, 12:29 PM |
43 | Chess Event Coverage

Gata Kamsky broke his duck against Veselin Topalov today in the 4th game of their 8-game match to level the scores at 2-2.  It was not only Kamsky's first victory of the match, but the first time he has ever beaten Topalov!

In a closed Ruy Lopez, Kamsky avoided currently topical variations by playing 12. Ng5 and later pushed his h-pawn to h5 to menace Topalov's pawn on g6.  The pawn sacrifice 26.b3 had to be accepted and Kamsky piled on the pressure until Topalov's pawn at d6 fell, taking Topalov's hopes of saving the game with it.

Kamsky's victory puts him right back in the match and he has the white pieces again for game 5 on Monday.

The official site for the match can be found here.

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