NEW DELHI: In a stunning result, tailender Gata Kamsky brought down leader Viswanathan Anand in 47 moves in the sixth round of the Corus chess championship at Wijk aan Zee, in Holland, on Friday.
Playing white in their Queen's Gambit Accepted game, Kamsky claimed pawns on the 31st and 36th moves before winning an ending involving a bishop each and pawns. Kamsky easily converted his pawn-advantage into a morale-boosting victory that came after he suffered four losses in five rounds.
In GM `B', Koneru Humpy was engaged in a grim battle with Dutch Erwin L'Ami. The results: Sixth round: Gata Kamsky (USA, 2) bt V. Anand (Ind, 4); Ivan Sokolov (Ned, 2.5) drew with Peter Leko (Hun, 2.5); Michael Adams (Eng, 3.5) bt Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr, 3.5); Etienne Bacrot (Fra, 2) drew with Levon Aronian (Arm, 3); Loek van Wely (Ned, 2.5) drew with Sergey Karjakin (Ukr, 3.5); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 3) drew with Boris Gelfand (Isr, 3.5).
Seventh round pairings: Topalov-Sokolov; Gelfand-Tiviakov; Karjakin-Mamedyarov; Aronian-Wely; Ivanchuk-Bacrot; Anand-Adams; Leko-Kamsky.