Not all the games this round have finished, but right now Gata Kamsky has sole lead in the FIDE Grand Prix in Greece. Today he defeated Rustam Kasimdzhanov by playing the Dutch. Gata’s use of club favorites like the London and Dutch have to be inspiring for us patzers. Meanwhile Nakamura is not doing as well, but some of that at least can be contributed to being tired from the Norway tournament (where, let us not forget, he tied for 2nd place against an even stronger field).
Here is Gata’s game today:
1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. b3 a5 9. Bb2 Na6 10. d5 Bd7 11. Nd4 cxd5 12. Nxd5 Nc5 13. Rb1 Nfe4 14. e3 Rc8 15. h4 Rf7 16. Ba1 h6 17. a4 g5 18. hxg5 hxg5 19. g4 e6 20. Nc3 Nxc3 21. Bxc3 f4 22. Re1 b6 23. Rc1 Qf8 24. Nf3 Bxc3 25. Rxc3 Qg7 26. Rc1 Bc6 27. exf4 gxf4 28. g5 e5 29. Qxd6 e4 30. Ne5 Qxg5 31. Nxf7 Kxf7 0-1