SANDS: Kamsky tops Ramirez in playoff for U.S. chess title

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O Rb8 7. Nc3 a6 8. e4 Be7 9. Qe2 b5 10. Rd1 Nb4 11. b3 cxb3 12. d5 exd5 13. e5 O-O 14. a3 Nc6 15. exf6 Bxf6 16. Bb2 Re8 17. Qd2 d4 18. Ne2 Bg4 19. Qd3 Ne5 20. Nxe5 Rxe5 21. Be4 Bxe2 22. Qxe2 c5 23. a4 Qb6 24. axb5 axb5 25. Qd3 c4 26. Bxh7+ Kh8 27. Qb1 Re2 28. Qf5 Rxb2 29. Qh5 Bg5 30. Be4+ Bh6 31. Qf5 g6 32. Qxf7 Bg7 33. Qf4 Rd8 34. Qh4+ Kg8 35. Bxg6 Qf6 36. Qh7+ Kf8 37. Rf1 d3 38. Ra7 d2 39. Rf7+ Qxf7 40. Bxf7 Kxf7 41. Qh5+ Kg8 42. Qg4 Ra2 43. Qe6+ Kf8 44. Qf5+ Ke7 45. Qc5+ Rd6 46. Qc7+ Rd7 47. Qc5+ Ke6 48. Qc6+ Rd6 49. Qe4+ Kf7 50. Qb7+ Ke6 51. Qe4+ Be5 52. Rd1 c3 53. f4 Rd5 54. Qg6+ Bf6 55. Qg8+ Kd6 56. Qf8+ Kc7 57. Qf7+ Rd7 58. Qxf6 c2 59. Qe5+ Rd6 60. Qe7+ Kc6 61. Qe8+ Kc5 62. Qe5+ Kc4 63. Qe4+ Rd4 64. Qe6+ Kc5 65. Qe5+ Rd5 66. Qe7+ Kb6 White resigns.

Anand-Topalov, Norway Supreme Masters, Sandnes, Norway, May 2013

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3 Be7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g4 b5 12. Rg1 Nb6 13. Na5 Rc8 14. g5 Nh5 15. Kb1 Nf4 16. a3 g6 17. h4 Qc7 18. Bxf4 exf4 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20. exd5 Nxd5 21. Qxd5 Qxa5 22. Rg4 Rc5 23. Qb3 d5 24. Rxf4 Qc7 25. Rfd4 Qh2 26. c3 Rd8 27. Qc2 Qg3 28. f4 Bd6 29. Bg2 Bxf4 30. Bxd5 Kg7 31. Qe4 Qe3 32. Qh1 Rd7 33. R1d3 Qe5 34. Qf3 Bh2 35. Be6 Re7 36. Re4 Rxe6 37. Rxe5 Rcxe5 38. Rd8 Re4 39. Ka2 Bf4 40. Rd7 Kg8 41. Ra7 Black resigns.

David R. Sands can be reached at 202/636-3178 or by email at dsands@washingtontimes.com.

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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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