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Are people sure that his place of birth is Tatarstan? He is certainly a Crimean Tatar, but they were deported en masse to Soviet Central Asia after WW2 for collaboration. However Tatar is a term which has sometimes been used rather loosely. The Crimean Tatars are not all that closely akin to the Kazan or Volga Tatars, the inhabitants of Tatarstan. If nobody responds in a reasonable time I will change. PatGallacher 16:37, 2005 Jun 10 (UTC)
Pat, you are absolutely wrong. Gata Kamsky is certainly not a Crimean Tatar. There are many (in fact, over a million) Kazan or Volga Tatars living in Central Asia. He is a Kazan Tatar. I used to know his father, Rustam. Rustam told me once that he was born in Tatarstan. His real last name is Sabirov, "Kamsky" was originally just a stage pseudonym of Rustam's parents, who worked in a Tatar theater in Orenburg. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:57, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Somebody named Shanes removed the pucture of Kamsky on September 18. That picture was taken by my son, Peter Aravena Sloan, and is from his website. Wikipedia has our permission to re-post it. I do not understand what gave Shanes the right to remove it.
21:31, 18 September 2005 Shanes (rm image deleted due to lack of copyright info and without any source given)
Sam Sloan 16:08, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
When was Kamsky rated third in the world?
So far as I know, his highest ever rank was fourth on the July 1995 FIDE list. The following link has the top ten from then: http://chess.eusa.ed.ac.uk/Chess/Trivia/AlltimeList.html.
Nigel Short claims his life was threatened and there was cheating in their match
- See the Rustam Kamsky page. Peter Ballard 02:26, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
It was Kamsky's father a professsional boxer that threatened Short. I recall his father was no longer allowed in the tournament. Gata did not threatened short. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robertyt1 (talk • contribs) 16:18, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
WikiProject class rating
This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 07:58, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
FIDE copies portion of this article
Look here: http://baku2008.fide.com/video-interview-of-gm-gata-kamsky.html Conscious (talk) 17:51, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
The article says his "real", and his birth surname, is Sabirov. However it appears that the family name was changed from Sabirov to Kamsky by his father or grandfather. That would probably mean that the family name was already Kamsky by the time Gata was born, so his real, and birth name, would indeed be Kamsky. Can anyone confirm what his birth name was? Peter Ballard (talk) 00:09, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
- I've moved "Sabirov" out of the infobox and lead sentence (except for the non-English transliteration). It is still mentioned in the "Early Career" section, though a cite is requested. Peter Ballard (talk) 03:36, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Can someone else verify the "uğlı" or "улы" middle name here? Probably nothing, but my inner schoolboy has to suspect subtle vandalism when "ugly" or some variant is literally your middle name... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Catofgrey (talk • contribs) 22:54, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm disappointed. The article fails to mention his games against Then world champion Garry Kasparov. Those were classics. If you read Mortal Games by Fred Waitzkin , you learn of the matches.
18:45, 7 May 2009 (UTC)