chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Wesley So vs Vladimir Malakhov
World Cup (2009) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 4, Dec-02
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 4 more So/V Malakhov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-02-09  computer chess guy: 56. Kd3? loses - White should have just played Kf3, inviting a repetition draw with .. Nf2+.
Dec-02-09  JonathanJ: i think white needed to win here.
Dec-02-09  Billy Vaughan: This is the second time in a row Malakhov won in the rapid phase with three games in a row.
Dec-02-09  pride0fpunta: For GM Wesley So,from your 1st rapid game Instead of 13.e6(?) why dont you move 13.Bc4 ?Please kibitz.
Dec-02-09  danitz: pride0fpunta: For GM Wesley So,from your 1st rapid game Instead of 13.e6(?) why dont you move 13.Bc4 ?Please kibitz.

Shouldn't it be better if you posted this on the game you are referring to?

Dec-02-09  ashalpha: Wesley tried too hard to win in a drawn position, a product of our win at all costs culture in the Philippines which though admirable in some cases also leads to losses in drawn positions. This is I believe the second rapid game, a draw here was not a disaster. The blunder 56. Kd3? was.
Dec-02-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <ashalpha: Wesley tried too hard to win in a drawn position, a product of our win at all costs culture in the Philippines>

I'd never heard about this, in print or on TV. Sounds interesting. Can you give specific examples? Is what your describing a sort of reaction against being near economic and military giants like Japan and China? I'm just guessing. Those of us in North America, for the most part, have been lucky in having never been invaded (except for the War of 1812) and have to work harder to gain the perspectives of those in the third world.

Dec-03-09  mod777: it is an easy draw for white but he needed to win here
Dec-03-09  bakit: i like 49.g5+ middle pawns exchange with white king closer to a pawns. but still may end in draw
Dec-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: i guess patience if pretty important in these situations. So can draw, but then he's down, what, 2 losses, with one draw? Frustration must have got the best of him.
Dec-03-09  shintaro go: Wesley would have easily drawn this game but he didn't take the repetition as he needed to win. As noted by many, the talent is there. It is only a matter of honing and polishing the other technical aspects of his game before he can really make an impact against world class players. But he'll get there. He's only 16. The future looks very bright.
Dec-06-09  ashalpha: At this game, he was only down 1-0 HehateMe. After he lost this game, he was in bad shape down 2-0 needing to win with Black just to stay in the World Cup. It is more of a cultural mindset as a result of the corruption in the Marcos Regime and the reason why corruption is still so rampant. Chess-wise, Fisher made a big impression with his win-at-all costs attitude.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: RAPID. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Match So!
by docjan
[+++Tournament]
from D15 Slav: Chameleon [Black] by chess.master
So you mad
from So's failures by Nina Myers
Round 4 Tie Break 2
from World Cup 2009 by GM Wesley So by LaFreak III
wesley so and other gm s well games
by DIONPOGIME
Match So!
by amadeus

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC