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Wesley So vs Sergey Karjakin
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Sep-02
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-02-11  pulsar: <laurio> No, the PCF no longer exists...
Sep-02-11  laurio: @pulsar,oh,sorry,POC?
Sep-02-11  WinKing: Hey do we have any Wesley So fans around here?
Sep-02-11  whiteshark: Well let's see... Yesterday Karjakin had outprepared So, which costs him alot of time at the beginning of the middlegame. Such time isn't available today...
Sep-02-11  wordfunph: <whiteshark> forget about yesterday's game, today is a new ballgame..
Sep-02-11  rusticbull: fire on board!!
Sep-02-11  iking: Wesley is on the defensive side again ....
Sep-02-11  giwgiw: GM Wesley So, For The Win!!
Sep-02-11  rusticbull: i can't understand the 15.Nxe5, somebody please explain?
Sep-02-11  iking: Wesley will open the d file ....
Sep-02-11  LaFreak IV: 18.Ra3 is good
Sep-02-11  Bryan14: Sergey is better now .. much more better miner pieaces.
Sep-02-11  iking: the B at a5 is strongly posted .... thst pawn at c7 will get stuck up
Sep-02-11  LaFreak IV: 19.Qf5 is possible?
Sep-02-11  iking: SJ's position is more rigid than Wesley's ....
Sep-02-11  whiteshark: After 19 moves both have 15 mins left.
Sep-02-11  Strongest Force: I like So's more active play
Sep-02-11  WinKing: Wesley needs to find a good home for his knight.
Sep-02-11  Atking: <Strongest Force: I like So's more active play.> I like too All depends if Ba5 is the strongest force :( Indeed to close his own Bishop by b4 was both courageous and deep.
Sep-02-11  whiteshark: Wesley looks quite relaxed sitting cross-legged on a chair
Sep-02-11  whiteshark: Draw agreed...
Sep-02-11  wordfunph: <WinKing: Wesley needs to find a good home for his knight.>

good point!

Sep-02-11  Strongest Force: Wes must do something about black's powerful queen position
Sep-02-11  Strongest Force: Don't know why they called it a draw...Fischer or Tal woudn't have
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  HeMateMe: Kjarkin will have a strong passed pawn on the b file. W. So was probably happy to get the half point.

Was this game 2, and now they go to rapids, tomorrow?

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