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Wesley So vs Susanto Megaranto
Japfa Match (2008), Jakarta INA, rd 5, Apr-19
Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Variation (B00)  ·  0-1


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  luzhin: Quite an achievement for White to lose this game. Simply 24.Nxf6+ Bxf6 25.Bxb8 Rxb8 26.Qe2 (for example) and Black is just a whole rook down.
Apr-24-08  shintaro go: <luzhin> I agree. Who knows what Wesley was looking for there..
Apr-24-08  Libispusher: Wesley had the match wrapped up 3.5 - 0.5 before the start of this game. We can only speculate that he either had a lapse and underestimated Black's knight of f6, <or> he had to go easy on his gracious host, knowing very well that white had an attacking setup similar to his last game with Adly in Dubai, <or> maybe he was already thinking about his next tournament (which was set back a few days until his arrival) and was itching to plane home.
Oct-09-11  indoknight: after 24.Nxf6+ Bxf6 25.Bxb8 Rxb8 and there is no move to preventing 26...Bxb2!! and black wins by 27...Qa3! . or 24.Nxf6+ Bxf6 25.Bxb8 Rxb8 26.Kc1 Bxb2+!!27.Kd2 b3!!+ and28...bxa2 with advantage position for black! amazing but infamous game...
Nov-16-12  shakman: <indoknight> e.g. If we go by line given by <luzhin> 24.Nxf6+ Bxf6 25.Bxb8 Rxb8 26.Qe2 Bxb2 27. Kxb2 Qa3 28. Ka1 ... I think white will survive here ...

25...Nc3 was a nice move....white should have played Qxe4

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