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Wesley So vs Anish Giri
Gashimov Memorial (2015), Shamkir AZE, rd 1, Apr-17
English Opening: Adorjan Defense (A10)  ·  1-0



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Apr-18-15  MagnusVerMagnus: Giri walked into nothing but his own moves...and they sucked!
Apr-18-15  Ulhumbrus: After 6 Kf1 White has lost the right to castle but he has more space and Black has not found safety yet either. One question is which player will manage to complete his development first.
Apr-18-15  shintaro go: 21...Nxh5?? 22. Rxh5!
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  devere: It does appear that after
21. ... Nxh5 22. Rxh5 gxh5 23. Qh6 f5 24. Bxf5 Qxd1+ 25. Nxd1 Rxf5 26. Ne3 Ra1+ 27. Ne1 Rf7 28. Qxh5 Bd7 29. c6!! and then Bxc6 30. Qe5 Rb1 31. Ng4 Nf4 32. Nh6+ Kf8 33. Nxf7 Nxg2 34. Qh8+ Ke7 35. f3 or bxc6 30. Qe5 Ra2 31. Nf5 Rxf2+ 32. Kxf2 Ng7 33. Qxc7 Bxf5 34. Qe5 Be6+ 35. Kg1 Bd5 36. Nd3 White will have enough advantage to win. great credit to Wesley So if he saw 29.c6!! and the sequel.
Apr-19-15  Wavy: Are we going to expect more GMs now playing the Kf1 move? Maybe only the brave ones will dare that move.
Apr-19-15  Pulo y Gata: You mean something like this: W So vs Jobava, 2014?
Apr-19-15  Wavy: That's still Wesley doing the Kf1. They should make a new name for that. English Opening: So Attack.
Apr-19-15  Pulo y Gata: Morozevich comes to mind. It's not just making Kf1, of course. Everybody can play Kf1 for the sake of it, but you have to consider the demands of the position.
Apr-19-15  Wavy: Not everyone is brave enough to make Kf1 just for the sake of it. I will not do it just for the sake of it.
Apr-19-15  Pulo y Gata: Okay.
Apr-20-15  Wavy: On the contrary, anyone can actually make the move Kf1 if they like or just for the sake of it but it will still be called So Attack/Variation because he popularized it.
Apr-20-15  cimatar: @devere 21 c5 is a good move as after Nh5?? which is not a simple move but a Blunder, a piece will fall no need to give the bishop away! in your line 23..f5 24 Bxf5 Qxd1 etc... the simple 24.Bc4 threats the knight and Queen (Queen moves)followed by Ng5 is easy win and easy to figure out!
Jul-18-15  tappingfoot: At the end, Anish Giri made a comical desperado attack before waving the white flag.
Oct-24-15  Ferro: Kramnik: 31...Rxg2
Oct-24-15  Ferro: Carlsen: me río a carcajadas!!!
Oct-24-15  Ferro: Kramnik: bobo
Oct-24-15  Ferro: Administrador: Te ha denunciado.
Oct-24-15  Ferro: Carlsen se toca los huevos (va sin pantalones y está echado hacia delante) mientras dice: me toco las bolas
Oct-24-15  Ferro: Administrador -se toca la barbilla-: me estoy dando cuenta de que Ud. es un lobo
Oct-24-15  Ferro: Carlsen: te van a detener (mientras me agarra los dos brazos por detrás. No llevo camiseta y me parezco a Josef Fritzl)
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  chancho: From Anish Giri's website:

<Shamkir tournament started badly as well, I lost to Wesley So.

The game was in fact incredibly interesting and Wesley's play was exemplary.>

<<<<The 'bullying' by local 'chess experts' and 'commentators'>>> didn't contribute to my overall mood and the rest of the tournament followed in the same fashion.

My attempt to come-back into the tournament by profiting from the bad shape of the British legend Michael Adams was punished with a swift attack.

Final score was minus two, which can never be satisfactory. >

Jan-16-16  MCDreamz: Who has the upper hand or the momentum between these two rival young gentlemen? I'm thinking So. I'm expecting a gem of a game like this one.
Jan-16-16  bien pensant: Psychologically Giri has the upperhand. Because when he said tongue-in-cheek once that So is stronger than him the latter believed it is true and began to sport himself like he really is.

When the goat thinks the laundry is grass and eats it, it dies of indigestion.

Jan-16-16  MCDreamz: Attorney, Anish can be a little cheeky sometimes but it's obvious he's serious when he said:

"I think Wesley is better than me in fast chess." - Anish Giri, Bilbao Masters 2015

"He's still stronger than me." - Anish Giri, Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016 Press conference

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  perfidious: <Tiggler: <Mating Net>: <The last few moves by Giri were sheer desperation, nothing more.>

Thought he was playing bughouse and his partner needed a knight.>


Bad day at the office for Amish Girl.

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