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Wesley So vs Ding Liren
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Aug-28
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-28-11  wordfunph: who says "knight on the rim is dim"?
Aug-28-11  pulsar: "The Knight on the rim is Ding's."

:)

Aug-28-11  wordfunph: nice pun, <pulsaronian>! :)

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"The Knight on the rim is Ding's."

- GM Ding Liren

Aug-29-11  SugarDom: My database last update 2011/3/7 says they went into unexplored territory on Ding's 17th move ...Nxc5.
Aug-29-11  SugarDom:


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Black's 20th move ... Rf3 did not impress Houdini and Liren went behind by almost -0.50.

Aug-29-11  SugarDom: The plan behind this move 20...Rf3 will not work against players in the caliber of Wesley So and Ding was lucky here to escape with the draw. As we will see later on, it's not that hard to defend against the rook incursion. Actually, the rook got gobbled up...
Aug-29-11  SugarDom:


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An interesting position has arisen. All of white's officers are now defending their king.

Wesley's move b3 can hardly be called a mistake, but the subtle r-h3 is slightly better. This simply relieves the white queen the burden of defending 2 pieces...

Aug-29-11  SugarDom:


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38.d6

Again rh3 is slightly better and the last chance to fight for the win...

Aug-29-11  SugarDom: 38. Kd3 will also work too, but the position becomes complicated and dangerous for white.

So in time trouble Wesley made the safer 38.d6.

We can't really say Wesley threw the win here. He didn't have that big advantage and the position was fraught with danger...

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