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Sergey Karjakin vs Wesley So
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Sep-02
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1-0

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Sep-02-11  Sacsacmate: Soon f7 will be put under watch after Ng5...a7 is about to drop...things look bleak for So...
Sep-02-11
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  brulla: So is going to feel the time pressure. Karjakin will give him moves to think about.
Sep-02-11
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  brulla: Well, that's #90 of the world against #5...
Sep-02-11  Strongest Force: I sometimes wonder if young players know the meaning of the word "pressure"... Tal would sack whole pieces to get positional pressure
Sep-02-11
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  whiteshark: So resigned... congrats to Sergei!
Sep-02-11  Jammer: so losses next time again
Sep-02-11  Ulhumbrus: White has an extra passed pawn on a6, a Rook on the seventh rank and a N placed well, on f5. This suggests that Black is lost.
Sep-02-11
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  tpstar: 38. Rf7+! is very cute.

Karjakin played well to convert that ending. RN vs RN is quite tricky.

Sep-02-11  Ulhumbrus: After 38...Kxf7 39 Nd6+ Ke6 40 Nxc8 the a6 pawn will advance to a7 and Black will have to give his N up for it.
Sep-02-11  ChessEscudero: Too bad for So. He's not really that good in rapid. But if he can hold this round to go into blitz tiebreak, he has a chance. He's pretty good in that department. Congrats to Sergei for winning the first game.
Sep-02-11  Pyke: <ChessEscudero: Too bad for So. He's not really that good in rapid. But if he can hold this round to go into blitz tiebreak, he has a chance. He's pretty good in that department. Congrats to Sergei for winning the first game.>

Sorry, this is the second one. (First one drawn) Karjakin is through to the next round.

Sep-02-11
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  whiteshark: Karjakin vs Polgar in the next round
Sep-02-11  Beholder: <ChessEscudero: Too bad for So. He's not really that good in rapid. But if he can hold this round to go into blitz tiebreak, he has a chance. He's pretty good in that department. Congrats to Sergei for winning the first game.>

Buddy, very sorry to tell you, but So doesn't get to show his blitz skills, he's already out.

Sep-02-11  Ryan Razo: An outside passed pawn is always dangerous, I wish Wes would strengthen his endgame skills. Still, his two draws in classical play against Karjakin is a big achievement.

Good luck to Karjakin in the third round!

Sep-02-11
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  whiteshark: As Wesley statetd in the press conference afterwards he followed the standard time game of the 1 round, Motylev vs Y Drozdovskij, 2011 but wasn't aware of their follow-up rapid game Motylev vs Y Drozdovskij, 2011. Furthermore Yuri Drozdovskij is Karjakin's second, and Sergey surely has analysed these games with his second quite deeply. So, with the wisdom of hindsight it looks that it wasn't the wisest decision to go for this Caro-Kann line.
Sep-02-11  wordfunph: no words to say..

congrats Sergey!

Sep-02-11  wordfunph: ...and thanks to <CG> for the live games!
Sep-02-11  hatsis: <whiteshark: As Wesley statetd in the press conference afterwards he followed the standard time game of the 1 round, Motylev vs Y Drozdovskij, 2011 but wasn't aware of their follow-up rapid game Motylev vs Y Drozdovskij, 2011. Furthermore Yuri Drozdovskij is Karjakin's second, and Sergey surely has analysed these games with his second quite deeply. So, with the wisdom of hindsight it looks that it wasn't the wisest decision to go for this Caro-Kann line.>

Correct, exacto!!! If So had a coach, it would have been a different story. The coach should have recommended he plays his pet food French fries and go for the blitz. Just making excuses. :o)

Sep-02-11  hatsis: Good luck to Karjakin. Word of caution, "Beware of beautiful women....."
Sep-02-11  WiseWizard: <whiteshark> Excellent post, thanks.
Sep-02-11  nolanryan: she clearly cheated
Sep-03-11  Don Cossacks: Impressive game by Karjakin.I'm surprised that his pawn on e5 didn't immediately fall.
Sep-29-11  wordfunph: "How Wesley Lost" by Bobby Ang..

http://www.bworldonline.com/content...

Oct-02-11  LIFE Master AJ: So got splattered ...
Apr-18-12  Whitehat1963: Excellent Monday puzzle after 37...Kf8 to end the game.
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