SANDS: Dogged Gelfand wins shot at title in 2012

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 h6 4. Nc3 d6 5. d4 g5 6. g3 Bg7 7. gxf4 g4 8. Rg1 Kf8 9. Be3 Nc6 10. d5 Nb4 11. a3 gxf3 12. axb4 Qh4+ 13. Rg3 Nf6 14. Qxf3 Nh5 15. Be2 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Qd8 17. Kd2 Bd7 18. e5 dxe5 19. f5 b6 20. d6 Be8 21. f6 Bxf6 22. Rf1 Bg5 23. Bc4 Qxd6+ 24. Ke2 Bxe3 25. Qxa8 Qd2+ 26. Kf3 f5 27. Qc8 Kg7 28. Qxc7+ Kf8 29. Qxe5 Bh5+ 30. g4 Bxg4+ 31. Kg3 Qd4 32. Qb8+ Kg7 33. Qc7+ Kg6 34. Qf7+ Kg5 35. Qe7+ 1-0.

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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...

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