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Wesley So vs Timur Gareyev
Millionaire Chess (2014), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 7, Oct-12
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  1-0



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Oct-12-14  ajbaba: Absolute brilliant ending from wesley so. Very instructive. He used the passed pawn to tie black down while improving his own position .
Oct-12-14  5hrsolver: 43.Bg6 to follow.
Oct-12-14  Garech: Great game from Wesley, for sure - he has now passed Kramnik on the live ratings and entered the top ten for the first time with a rating of 2762!


Oct-12-14  Capacorn: Real pleasure to play over this game. I know Timur casually, so I normally wouldn't take pleasure in watching him lose; but So played beautifully. Bravo. I love games featuring material imbalances, especially Queen versus a collection of lesser pieces.
Oct-12-14  SugarDom: Gareev was adventurous here and he paid the price, getting the worse of the exchange. Kudos to Wesley for the precise play.
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  Pulo y Gata: White was improving his position bit by bit and it's hard to foresee all the implications of Nf4, but Wesley definitely saw deeper in the position.
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  Jambow: This kid is going to make So So a good thing... The more I see the more impressed I become. Most players start out playing dynamic chess Wesley seems to be becoming more dynamic as time passes. I like his style.
Oct-13-14  Manuel G. Vergara: At 21 years old, this Super Grandmaster will make every other Top Ten Super GM run for their money. hehe
Oct-13-14  john barleycorn: Wow, what a game played by Wesley So.
Time to bring his briefcase for the money collection today. Best of luck...
Oct-14-14  joey1947: Wesley So is definitely a very promising grandmster and strong contender for future world champion! congrats Wesley! also, thanks to S Polgar for her guidance.
Nov-02-14  freeman8201: The queen/rook exchange reminds me of some of fisher games where he traded a queen for a rook, or sac., or a queen and bishop for a queen and rook. And it wasn't for a mating attack it was to exchange and transition into a favorable endgame!!!
Nov-02-14  Rookiepawn:

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Here I thought this could be a good puzzle, so I considered taking the BN in f4 and the Q sac... Damn I was scared of an imaginary BQ check in g5 (not possible because the pawn in f4) so I discarded it and decided 25. Re3 was better.

Nov-03-14  lloydp57: Wesley so will be soon a world chess champion becuase he is now in top ten of the whole world. It is in due time he will knock off carlsen and caruana.
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  perfidious: <lloydp57: Wesley so will be soon a world chess champion becuase he is now in top ten of the whole world. It is in due time he will knock off carlsen and caruana.>

If being a borderline top ten player guaranteed the title, Gelfand, Kamsky, Leko and a host of other players would also have made it--but none of them got there in the end.

Nov-03-14  PhilFeeley: <Rookiepawn> The puzzle position will be for a Saturday or Sunday puzzle at move 26. Qxg6!! Nicely played.
Nov-18-14  kamagong24: great Q sac!!!

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