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Gadir Guseinov vs Wesley So
World Cup (2009), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-22
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  1-0



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Nov-22-09  ashalpha: 40...Qc8 looks to hold the draw with equal chances. :-(...a bad game for Wesley fans.
Nov-22-09  zanshin: It looks like Wesley made two mistakes here. The first was <40...Qd2?> at the first time control allowing the Knight fork with 41.Nd3:

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After the time control, it seems <41...Rd4?> was even worse.

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At low ply, Rybka suggests <41...Rb6> or <41...g5> (+2.3). The evaluation went to about +7.0 after 41...Rd4.

Nov-22-09  GalileoPiccolino: A Mighty Steed that White Knight has turned into!
Tough luck on GM So, it seems the nerves are getting the better of him, costing him those deadly mistakes.
The game is headed to a draw and out of the blue the Springer comes to life!!! What a game indeed.
Nov-22-09  zanshin: Analysis for Black move 40:

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[+0.52] d=17 40...Rf5 41.Qxg7 Ka6 42.Qg3 Rb6 43.a4 (0:37.50) 135290kN

Nov-23-09  rjsolcruz: bad game.

yes, this indeed was a bad game. and after the r1 fog has cleared, this match reminds me of the classic western movie that starred clint eastwood. it was titled "the good, the bad, and the ugly", g1 was good, g2 was bad, and g3-6 was really ugly; 3-0.

i bet gm wesley is saying one of eastwood's line, "i got lucky in the order."

Dec-24-09  Chlipchlop: A bad game for one, a good game for the other one. :)
Dec-24-09  mysql: 21. ... f5 was the bad move.
Jul-26-10  elohah: I wondered about 21...f5. He must be worried about losing the g-pawn. But after 21...f5, Black was still clearly better thru-out. White did not have more than opportunistic compensation, i.e., Black has to blunder his advantage for White to win.
Jul-26-10  Gilmoy: 22.Ne5 <Δ 23.Bc6+> and:

22..Qe7 23.Bc6+ Kd8 24.Rd1+ Nd5 and White keeps his B.

22..Rxf2+ 23.Kg1! <not 23.Kxf2 Qd2+ 24.Kf1 <other moves get the Q skewered or drop the B> Qe2+ 25.Kg1 Qxe4 escaping> Ne2+ 24.Kh1!!

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