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Wesley So vs Ahmed Adly
World Junior Championship (2007), Yerevan ARM, rd 7, Oct-09
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  0-1


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Oct-11-07  nuwanda: Very interesting R+B against R ending...

Wesley made the decisive error with 74.Ka5 walking right into opposition to the black king and one move away from his flight track a3,b2.

With 74.c4 he could have reached a theoretical drawn position with king an a4 and rook on the third row. In that case he is protected against mate either by Ra3 and (on Bc6) Kb3, or, if black swings to the backrank (Rh8), with Ka3,b2.

Unfortunately theres no way back. Ka4 or c4 is no longer possible due to Ra2 mate and after the black rook taking the third row, Ka4 is not possible because of Bc6. After the black rook swings to his backrow, he one move short of reaching a3 with his king.

Very intructive!

Oct-12-07  scholes: very nice position , after 74 ba5 ,black bishop is monster after that position.It does so many things at once.It stops the white king from going to either a4 or a6.It is also threatening to block 3rd row for white rook.Besides that it is also protecting black king from possible rook check .

On the other hand black rook is threatening to give mate from either a2 or a7 .If the hapless white rook goes to a3 , white gets mated from a7 , if it doesn't do any thing then a3 is blocked for it

Oct-13-07  Ryan Razo: I believe 51. ♖f2 is much better, as So would capture the Black bishop.
Oct-22-07  Pi Guy: <Ryan Razo: I believe 51. f2 is much better, as So would capture the Black bishop.>

After 51. f2, capturing the bishop would allow the a-pawn to queen.

Mar-07-08  zanshin: <RR> 51.Rf2 will not work for So because of 51...a5.

1: Wesley So - Ahmed Adly, World Junior Championship 2007

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Analysis by Rybka 2.3 mp 32-bit (24-ply):

1. (-2.07): 51...a5 52.c4 Kg5 53.c5 a4 54.Rf1 Re6+ 55.Kd4 Bc6 56.c4 Re4+ 57.Kc3 Re3+ 58.Kd4

2. (0.31): 51...Kg5 52.Rxf3 Rxf3+

3. (0.31): 51...Kg6 52.Rxf3 Rxf3+

Jul-24-10  elohah: We've seen 10 a3 as well. Not sure of it's value other than the trick of 10...Qxd4?? 11 Be3. If 10...Nxg4 11 Nxe6.

I don't like 23 Qg2?! He lets Black off the hook by not keeping the queens on.

Nov-23-10  SHANNON245: Yes - slightly bewildered but printing out to add to my growing portfolio of 3,000 + & still counting chessite memorandi, Personally, in my long involvement, have exceeded 40,000 tussles. Even caught Tas Open Champ (Q) napping when I trapped it. Most games have been annotated and some will appear in Wyvenhoe Chess Academy's blog asap. John of: WCA 2000 23.11.10 Tasmanian AEST.
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  iking: Wesley So vs Ahmed Adly - 2007

Position after 78. Rf6

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Black move to win .... nice little endgame lesson.

Wesley So vs Ahmed Adly - 2008


payback time - W So vs A Adly, 2008

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