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Topic - Gata Kamsky
As the chess world gets used to a new champion, the everyday machinery of tournaments and matches is clanking back to life. New Norwegian world titleholder Magnus Carlsen is promising to be an active and visible champion, but is understandably taking a little personal "me time" after his decisive win last month dethroning India's Viswanathan Anand in Chennai, India.
Making an impressive statement in his last major tournament before November's world championship match, Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen used a tough last-round win over Armenia's Levon Aronian to capture sole first place in the Sinquefield Cup tournament in St. Louis, one of the strongest events held on American soil in decades.
The women's world champion and the man who could be the next men's champ are both in action this week as the summer season of open tournaments gives way to a string of elite events.
It may be the best result by a Cuban star since the great world champion Jose Raoul Capablanca departed the scene: Cuban GM Lenier Dominguez Perez, a solid but not spectacular player on the elite scene, took sole first earlier this month at the FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Thessaloniki, Greece.
It's an embarrassment of riches for a chess journalist these days, with not one but two major tournaments in progress across the pond and the U.S. championships gearing up to start in St. Louis later this week.
The inaugural Washington International produced a worthy winner as former U.S. national champion Gata Kamsky triumphed over a strong field in the ambitious nine-round open event sponsored by the Maryland Chess Federation. Kamsky, a onetime candidate in the world championship cycle, was undefeated at 7-2 and won $5,000 for his efforts.
He's is generally considered to be just outside the circle of the game's very elite, but Israeli GM Boris Gelfand has always been what they call in baseball a "tough out."
(a key defensive move that Kamsky later acknowledged he had missed; the Black pawn on g2 will in time become White's most valuable defensive piece, acting as a shield against Black checks) gxh3?!