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Wesley So vs Garry Kasparov
"The Immortal Blitz Game" (game of the day Oct-12-2022)
Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (blitz), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 10, Apr-29
Modern Defense: Rossolimo Variation (A41)  ·  1-0

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Nov-27-19  WorstPlayerEver: mate-in-12
24. Bc5 Bf6 25. Qxf6 Rh7 26. Nxe5 Rc8 27. Nxg6 Nxg6 28. Qxg6+ Qf7 29. Bxc6+ Rxc6 30. Qxc6+ Qd7 31. Qa8+ Kf7 32. Rxd7+ Kf6 33. Rxh7 a6 34. Qf8+ Ke5 35. Qf5#
Jul-19-20  kaimann: "after Kasparov and So shook hands ... Kasparov went away from the scene .... felt aghast."
Jul-19-20
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  AylerKupp: <<Fiona Macleod> This is the game which elevated chess blitz victories as the highest form of intellectual achievement before they became garbage as they are now.>

How did blitz games go from the highest form of intellectual achievement (2016) to garbage (2017) in one short year?

Jul-19-20
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  AylerKupp: <<thegoodanarchist> So "nothing more" is not really accurate.>

It still doesn't alter the fact that it was only a blitz game vs. a retired chess player in his 50's

Jul-19-20
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  HeMateMe: hey, Wesley finally beat a world champion!
Jul-20-20
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  AylerKupp: <HeMateMe> Given that he beat Carlsen in W So vs Carlsen, 2018, I would say that So is quite capable of beating a world champion at Classic game controls. And he's beaten him at least 6 times at faster time controls.
Jul-20-20
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  HeMateMe: that would bring him up to 6-25 against MC?
Jul-23-20
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  diceman: <iking:

.. he lost fair and square...>

He lost on the e7 square.

Jan-17-21  Jambow: <diceman: <iking: .. he lost fair and square...>

He lost on the e7 square.>

He he he I'm late but thanks.

Jan-17-21  tonsillolith: This is the pinnacle of chess, and one of the greatest games ever played.

It just proves that even though Carlsen has the title and a large plus score against So, Wesley will always be the better player.

Jan-17-21
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  HeMateMe: by beating a guy 15 years past his prime, in a blitz game?
Mar-28-21  Gaito: A massacre!
Jul-10-21
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  FSR: <Sally Simpson: . . . I only have four left to get and I've done every one in the book: '100 Opening Chess Traps to Play Before You Die.'>

Uh oh. I'm surprised you're still will us almost five years later. Better hold off on getting at least one of them.

Jul-10-21
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  FSR: Over five years later, and what Kavalek called the "Immortal Chess Blitz Game," https://www.huffpost.com/entry/immo... still hasn't been GOTD. But at least we've gotten <A Pin, But Not a Safety Pin> a million times.
Oct-12-22  nalinw: Hope you are happy FSR ..... Kasparov poked the bear and got what he deserved ... great game
Oct-12-22
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The Rossolimo Variation (4...Bg4) doesn't seem to fare too badly in the database--oddly, the super-quiet 5.Be2 constitutes the only reply that causes serious trouble.
Oct-12-22  Amarande: I must be missing something.

I'm only seeing 25 ... Qxe7 26 Qxc8+ Kf7 27 Qxc6, and while that's definitely resignable for Black (seeing that he is a piece down, on top of which Rd7 is threatened and it doesn't seem avoidable without having to exchange queens, e.g. 27 ... Kg8 28 Qe8+), I'm getting the feeling like there's supposed to be something more flashy here to be called an "Immortal."

Or is that really all there is?

Oct-12-22
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  FSR: About time this was made GOTD. All kinds of dross was made GOTD before this was.
Oct-12-22  Brenin: <Amaranda>: I don't think you're missing anything. After 25 ... Qxe7 26 Qxc8+ Kf7 27 Qxc6, all more or less forced, Black has to play 27 ... Rd8 to prievet the lethal 28 Rd7, and then 28 Rxd8 Qxd8 gives White the choice o forcing an exchange Qs with 29 Qd5+ or piking up the b-pawn with 29 Qc4+. Either way Black has no compensation for the oiece, and can resign.
Oct-12-22  Chessius the Messius: ]25.... Qxe7 26. Qxc8+ Kf7 27. Bb3+ Qe6 28. Qxe6+ Kf8 29. Qf7#
Oct-12-22  offramp: Hey, <Gambit86>! Didn't you get the memo?

There is a total embargo on clichéd use of "immortal".

Oct-12-22  sfm: <There is a total embargo on clichéd use of "immortal".> Long added to the list.
Like puns in the family of "So fine" or "Miles to go" which literally can sink me into depression, before paying a fortune to a shrink get me out of suicidal thoughts.

However, hopeful rewrites - like e.g. "Immorphytal" - could possibly be allowed, if used with care.

But pun writers seem to prefer the well-established basics, and do not read embargo lists. So, if I am one day no longer posting you will know why...

Oct-12-22  Shamot: <sfm>: <There is a total embargo on clichéd use of "immortal".> <Long added to the list. Like puns in the family of "So fine" or "Miles to go" which literally can sink me into depression, before paying a fortune to a shrink get me out of suicidal thoughts. However, hopeful rewrites - like e.g. "Immorphytal" - could possibly be allowed, if used with care. But pun writers seem to prefer the well-established basics, and do not read embargo lists. So, if I am one day no longer posting you will know why...>

Hahahahah!
Talk about killer puns!

Oct-13-22  dheilke: <Brenin>: <Amaranda>:

25.... Qxe7 26. Qxc8+ Kf7 27. Bb3+‼
27. .... Qe6 28. Qxe6+ Kf8 29. Qf7#

Call the ambulance...

Oct-31-22  Amarande: Ahhhh. The good old "when you find a good move, make sure you didn't miss a better one" adage once again, then :)
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