(1) Kamsky,G (2733) - Akobian,V (2611) [C11]
ch-USA GpA Saint Louis USA (2), 16.04.2011



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.Bb5 Qa5 11.0-0 c4 12.f5 Nb6 13.Qe1 exf5 14.a4 Be6 15.Bd2 Bb4


16.Rxb4! Qxb4 17.Ne4 Qb2 18.Nd6+ Kf8 19.Bc3 Qxc2 20.Nxb7 Nxa4 21.Bb4+ Kg8 22.Bxc6 Rc8 23.Rf2 Qb3 24.Na5 Rxc6


25.Nxc6?
Here adrenaline got the better of Gata as he might have let his opponent make it much tougher for him to win. [25.Nxb3! was better after which a few moves would secure the win.]

25...h6 26.Ne7+ Kh7 27.Ng5+ hxg5 28.Rf3 g6 29.Rxb3 cxb3 30.Ba3 Rb8 31.Qg3


31...g4?
[31...b2 32.Bxb2 Rxb2 33.h3 (33.Qxg5? Rb1+ 34.Kf2 Nc3! is a draw.) 33...Rb6 would have made it much harder to convert.]

32.Qh4+ Kg7 33.Qf6+ Kh7 34.Bc1 1-0