Gata Kamsky Wins World Cup 2007 Print
Monday, 17 December 2007 00:00
The fourth and concluding game of the World Cup final match between Gata Kamsky and Alexei Shirov ended in a draw. Gata Kamsky, who had White, was content with a draw, and he achieved it by sacrificing the exchange at the critical moment, and forcing the perpetual check a few moves later. Therefore, the American became a winner of the World Cup 2007. . All results can be found on the official website at http://cup2007.fide.com/results.asp. Visit official web site and watch Games live. Download Pairings Tree. December 16

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The fourth and concluding game of the World Cup final match between Gata Kamsky and Alexei Shirov ended in a draw. Gata Kamsky, who had White, was content with a draw, and he achieved it by sacrificing the exchange at the critical moment, and forcing the perpetual check a few moves later. Therefore, the American became a winner of the World Cup 2007.



All results can be found on the official website at http://cup2007.fide.com/results.asp. Visit official web site and watch Games live. Download Pairings Tree.

Gata Kamsky was born in Novokuznetsk (USSR) in 1974. In 1989 he moved to the USA. In 1996 Kamsky qualified for the World Championship final match, which he lost to Anatoly Karpov. After this match, Gata retired from chess. A brief comeback occurred in 1999, when he took part in the World Championship in Las Vegas, but was eliminated by the future champion, Alexander Khalifman. In 2004 he finally returned to chess. Having started with minor American events, Kamsky fairly quickly gained strength and joined the ranks of the world`s top players. The match he lost against Boris Gelfand prevented him from qualifying for the final tournament of the World Championship, which took place in Mexico this year. The World Cup triumph gives Gata a new chance to compete for the title of the World Champion.



The tournament generated great interest all over the world. More than a half million visitors from 178 countries visited the official website of the World Cup. The event was attended by Alexander Zhukov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government and President of the Russian Chess Federation, Alexander Filipenko, governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Orkug-Ugra, and other high-ranking officials. Both the officials and the participants noted the excellent level of the organization of the competition.

In the coming years Khanty-Mansiysk hosts other major chess events, the World Cup 2009 and Chess Olympiad 2010.
 
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