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So's failures
Compiled by Nina Myers
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Event "College Final Four 2014"
Site "New York USA"
Date "2014.04.05"
Round "2.2"
White "So, Wesley"
Black "Akshayraj, Kore"
Result "0-1"
ECO "D94"
WhiteElo "2738"
BlackElo "2486"
PlyCount "46"
EventDate "2014.04.05"
WhiteTeam "Webster University"
BlackTeam "University of Maryland"

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd2 Be6 7. Qb3 dxc4 8. Qxb7 Nbd7 9. Ng5 Bf5 10. e4 e5 11. exf5 exd4 12. fxg6 dxc3 13. gxf7+ Rxf7 14. bxc3 Rb8 15. Qc6 Qe7+ 16. Be2 Ne5 17. Qe6 h6 18. Qxe7 Rxe7 19. O-O-O hxg5 20. Bxg5 Re6 21. Rd4 Nd3+ 22. Bxd3 cxd3 23. Rxd3 Reb6 0-1

Fidel Corrales - Wesley So (2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open (Round 3)

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Ne2 O-O 7. O-O Bg4 8. f3 Bh5 9. Nf4 Bg6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Ne2 Nbd7 12. g4 Bd6 13. Kg2 Re8 14. h4 c5 15. c3 Qc7 16. Rf2 Nf8 17. Bg5 c4 18. Bc2 Ne6 19. Qd2 Qe7 20. Ba4 Reb8 21. Rh1 b5 22. Bc2 Re8 23. Bxf6 Qxf6 24. f4 Rab8 25. g5 Qe7 26. Kf1 b4 27. h5 gxh5 28. Rxh5 g6 29. Rh6 Kg7 30. Qe3 Nxg5 31. Qxe7 Bxe7 32. fxg5 Bxg5 33. Rh3 bxc3 34. bxc3 Rb2 35. Ba4 Re6 36. Bd7 Ra6 37. Be8 f5 38. Rg2 Bd2 39. a4 Rb1+ 40. Kf2 Be1+ 41. Kf3 Rb3 42. Rgh2 Bxc3 43. Rh7+ Kf8 44. Bb5 Re6 45. Nxc3 Rxc3+ 46. Kf4 Rd3 47. Rh8+ 1-0

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soŻl comme une bourrique
Negi vs W So, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Good things come to those who wait.
D Swiercz vs W So, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 73 moves, 1-0

It fails so good.
W So vs N Galopoulos, 2003
(C00) French Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

So dumbfounded
Ding Liren vs W So, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

So = Failure
S Sjugirov vs W So, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Rien ne sort de rien.
W So vs Li Shilong, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 0-1

So he's chicken wryly!
W So vs Le Quang Liem, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

typically So
P Ponkratov vs W So, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

no match
G Guseinov vs W So, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

C'est en forgeant que l'on devient forgeron
W So vs Yu Shaoteng, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

So is Failippeeno
J L Hammer vs W So, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

It fails so good.
W So vs J C Sadorra, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

blunderdome
W So vs Holzke, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

body-cavity sealing
W So vs E Safarli, 2009 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

lack of education
G Sargissian vs W So, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 61 moves, 1-0

lack of form
A Braun vs W So, 2008 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

lack of imagination
A Gupta vs W So, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

lack of thought
M Gagunashvili vs W So, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 75 moves, 1-0

So lows
W So vs J P Gomez, 2008 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

So much great
W So vs S Megaranto, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

So damp squib
V Malakhov vs W So, 2009 
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

So to speak
V Malakhov vs W So, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

How So?
Wang Hao vs W So, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

fo shizzle
A Rosell vs W So, 2004 
(A80) Dutch, 43 moves, 1-0

Pain don't hurt.
W So vs V Sareen, 2006 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 55 moves, 0-1

Dude what's wrong with So?
W So vs L Vajda, 2006 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 59 moves, 0-1

basically amazing
W So vs A Adly, 2007 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 79 moves, 0-1

So you mad
W So vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

So bad it's good
E Ghaem Maghami vs W So, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 56 moves, 1-0

so desu ka
K S Yap vs W So, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

So F5
G Rohit vs W So, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

So far gone
Zhang Pengxiang vs W So, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

So it goes
W So vs A Gupta, 2007 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 0-1

E P I C F A I L U R E ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
W So vs A Giri, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

I'll be a monkey's uncle.
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs W So, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

It fails so good.
Caruana vs W So, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Biel 2010 failure
A Giri vs W So, 2010 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 44 moves, 1-0

Declining 'stars'
Ljubojevic vs W So, 2010 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Advantage Mohammad
S Mohammad vs W So, 2010 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 1-0

That's a real pleasure.
Onischuk vs W So, 2010 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

This is where the fun starts.
W So vs Ni Hua, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 74 moves, 0-1

So long
W So vs G Meier, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 0-1

so you think you know
Harikrishna vs W So, 2010 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 31 moves, 1-0

So-called style
Sasikiran vs W So, 2010 
(A48) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

So here is a nasty piece of chess work
W So vs A Shomoev, 2011 
(E92) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

a remarkable improvement
W So vs Li Chao, 2011 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

So that is some progress at least.
McShane vs W So, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

abysmal, as was expected
B Adhiban vs W So, 2011 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

She's the limit.
W So vs A Picana, 2011 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

So you got a slap in the face
V Laznicka vs W So, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

So somewhat perplexed
Negi vs W So, 2011 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

return air ticket to Faillipeens
Karjakin vs W So, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

So mated
W So vs N Grandelius, 2011 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

# 54 - lastest gem
Naiditsch vs W So, 2012 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

# 55 - spicy defeat
W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 53 moves, 0-1

# 56 - We must allow for his youth.
Tomashevsky vs W So, 2013 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 51 moves, 1-0

# 57 - A satisfactory start into 2014
Aronian vs W So, 2014 
(A15) English, 36 moves, 1-0

# 58 - So shattering
L Dominguez vs W So, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

# 59 - 2015 - a so promising start
A Giri vs W So, 2015 
(A13) English, 111 moves, 1-0

# 60 - The waiting came to an end
W So vs S Sevian, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

# 61 - You're So funny
Robson vs W So, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

# 62 - So you just can't get holt of him.
C Holt vs W So, 2015 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 35 moves, 1-0

# 63, and counting ...
W So vs Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

# 64 - So the old tiger still bites!
Anand vs W So, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

# 65 - So, who's your daddy?
Caruana vs W So, 2015 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 51 moves, 1-0

# 66 - So sad /sarc
W So vs S Fedorchuk, 2015 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 31 moves, 0-1

# 67 - garnishee order nisi against So
Nisipeanu vs W So, 2015 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

# 68 u iz so funny
W So vs Naiditsch, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

# 69 played like a 5yo
W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

# 70 - soapy
W So vs Aronian, 2015 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

# 71 pampered goldfish hides prep
Carlsen vs W So, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

# 72 don't mess with Naka
W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

# 73 bye bye Baku
W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 68 moves, 0-1

# 74 So worth a million
W So vs V Durarbayli, 2015 
(A15) English, 68 moves, 0-1

# 75 So's cookie-qatar approach
Yu Yangyi vs W So, 2015 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 77 moves, 1-0

# 76 So out-millionaired
Nakamura vs W So, 2015 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 37 moves, 1-0

# 77 So dinged
Ding Liren vs W So, 2016 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

# 78 So pampered goldfish
Carlsen vs W So, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

#79 So u blundered ur queen
W So vs Carlsen, 2017 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

#80 So outplayed
Mamedyarov vs W So, 2017 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 75 moves, 1-0

#81 The So Stopper that ends the streak
W So vs Mamedyarov, 2017 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

The waiting came to an end
W So vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 0-1

Not So gOOd
W So vs Karjakin, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

#84 Soakaway
M Vachier-Lagrave vs W So, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

#85 So played the Scotch like a girl
W So vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

#86 The failure of big names like W.So, Wes.So and idol Wes
Aronian vs W So, 2017 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

#87 (4th in Sinquehole-Cup)
Karjakin vs W So, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 63 moves, 1-0

So's much-anticipated World Cup 2017 k.o.
W So vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 69 moves, 0-1

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