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Gata Kamsky


About Gata Kamsky

Gata Kamsky (born June 2, 1974 in Novokuznetsk, Russia) is a Russian Chess Grandmaster. He won the Soviet under-20 championship twice before 1989, and at age 12, defeated veteran Grandmaster Mark Taimanov in a tournament game. He was possibly the then youngest person to defeat a grandmaster. He also earned his National Master title in that year. In 1989 he moved to the United States with his father Rustam.

Select chess match performance

  • February 17, 09: Draw with Veselin Topalov; Points: 1/2 - 1/2; Match 1 Sofia 2009 World Championship Semi-Final Matches
  • February 18, 09: Lost to Veselin Topalov; Points: 1/2 - 1 1/2; Match 2 Sofia 2009 World Championship Semi-Final Matches
  • February 20, 09: Draw with Veselin Topalov; Points: 1 - 2; Match 3 Sofia 2009 World Championship Semi-Final Matches
  • February 21, 09: Defeated Veselin Topalov; Points: 2 - 2; Match 4 Sofia 2009 World Championship Semi-Final Matches
  • February 23, 09: Lost to Veselin Topalov; Points: 2 - 3; Match 5 Sofia 2009 World Championship Semi-Final Matches
  • February 24, 09: Draw with vs Veselin Topalov; 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 Points: ; Match 6 Sofia 2009 World Championship Semi-Final Matches
  • February 26, 09: Lost to Veselin Topalov; Points: 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 ; Match 7 Sofia 2009 World Championship Semi-Final Matches

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