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Wesley So vs Sergey Karjakin
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Sep-01
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-01-11  kappertjes: I know it is already past, but that Rg1 would have run into Bf3 threatening mate.
Sep-01-11  Thanh Phan: Nice, all the pressure is gone ~ the pawn, Bishop and Queen
Sep-01-11  Kurenai: Karjakin taking his time.... ^_~
Sep-01-11  kappertjes: So now Kd7 Ke7 and then black needs to find a place for the knight. Maybe f5, planning an e5 as well?
Sep-01-11  Ulhumbrus: I will hazard a guess that of the two moves 19...Bb7 and 21...Bxg2 at least one is a mistake that lets Black's advantage slip and which passes it to White.
Sep-01-11  evlozare: black's advantage? there never was one.
Sep-01-11  Ulhumbrus: Wesley So has a lead in development
Sep-01-11  kappertjes: Well, it is established, I am a seer :-). Anyway, what are the plans here? White will of course try to make something of the QS pawns and black will probably be busy with that, but at some point surely he has to push the KS and his king forward. Anyone has some insights here?
Sep-01-11  Naja: a and b files look promising.
Sep-01-11  Ulhumbrus: <evlozare: black's advantage? there never was one.> Instead of 19...Bb7, 19...Bxf1 deprives White of the right to castle. Instead of 21...Bxg2, 21....Bc6 keeps White under pressure
Sep-01-11  kappertjes: Well I thought e5, so I guess my vision of the future has been disproved. Is Karjaking trying to prevent Nc4?
Sep-01-11  Ulhumbrus: Three moves to make progress: 27 Rc7 occupies the seventh rank, 27 Rhc1 takes control of the c file and 27 b4 starts to move White's Queen side pawn majority.
Sep-01-11  whiteshark: Black has fully equalised. White won't have enough time to create a passed pawn
Sep-01-11  Ulhumbrus: One justification for 27 b4 is that 27...a5 can be answered by 28 b5 as in the game Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971
Sep-01-11  wordfunph: i'm late huhh! tiebreakers tomorrow..

again, thanks to <ceegee> for the live games of So-Karjakin.

Sep-01-11  etnadnaimad: wesley isa GM, among the top 100.. that is all i can say
Sep-01-11  wordfunph: <damiandante> :-0
Sep-01-11  etnadnaimad: 75% of voters predocted sergey will win, until now 2 games draw.. pahiya kayong lahat hahaha
Sep-01-11  lost in space: <<ahmadov>:<lost in space: Who is So?> So is a GM from Philippines...


Sep-01-11  putot: Wesley So is a Filipino chess prodigy who is among the youngest Grandmasters in the world and the 7th youngest GM in history. Wesley So achieved the title at age 14 years, 1 month and 28 days during the 3rd Pichay Cup International Open in ParaƱaque City, Philippines in December 2007.
Sep-01-11  bigatin: Evidently, <almanov> has been in hibernation the past decade. <lost in space> has been floating in a vacuum ..thanks for a time warp he found his way to Wesley's world!

Please refer to kodoyenso's page:

to know more of the chess player par excellence...

the best pound per pound ever...

Sep-01-11  bigatin: Please permit me ladies to post a poster for posterity:

Sep-01-11  bigatin: <lost in space: <<ahmadov>:<lost in space: Who is So?> So is a GM from Philippines... SoSo>

Incidentally, <Soso> is tagalog for mammary glands...the kind you get addicted into as a baby and even more so as an adult!

Just like the games of Wesley So...It's nurturing, mind buggling...holds you captive in its warm embrace!!

Sep-01-11  bigatin: Talking about unbiased reporting, witness how these journalists down play Fischer's speed favor their own...a denial of the truth in pursuit of a lost cause!!!

Sep-01-11  dunkenchess: If GM Wesley So goes for the world juniors he could have easily nailed it but he prefers the big thing. Look what he previously did to Ivanchuk and Kamsky. Now 2 big draws in regular games to the world nr 4.

On to the rapids we'll see.

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