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Wesley So vs Anish Giri
"So Sorry" (game of the day Feb-14-2010)
Corus Group B (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-29
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation (C42)  ·  0-1
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Jan-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Madjesoomalops: To be honest, I saw it coming. But then, I knew it: Marshall vs Burn, 1900
Jul-18-15  Notagm: Surely White would have won with 35. Rxd1.
Jul-18-15  Notagm: This was a complete swindle by Giri.
Aug-21-15  epistle: <Feb-14-10 Sularus: Another candidate title aside from "So sorry" is "Sowindled"

Feb-14-10 mysql: How about "So commits Hara-Giri"? :o)>

Nice exchange between So and a now banned fan

Nov-01-15  epistle: <when I asked him what had prompted his theatrical mini-outburst in his win over Wesley So. (So had made a major blunder, essentially handing Giri a mate in two in a lost position.) "I wanted to warn him about the move I was about to make," Giri explains, "so he wouldn't be too shocked".>

http://anishgiri.nl/html/eng/media_...

Nov-01-15  Captain Murica: Changing handle so quickly? What happened to your <Pulo> sockpuppet? Your comment is 5 years late.
Nov-01-15  Pulo y Gata: <A Businessman and a god>

vs.

<A Teenager and a Gentleman>

Nov-01-15  epistle: I disagree.

<A young husband>

vs.

<A boy toy>

Nov-01-15  Pulo y Gata: Ok, that's even bettah.
Nov-01-15  epistle: Never mind! Monday morning. Off to work! Trolling later!
Nov-01-15
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Epistle.

I thought trolling was your day job.

:)

Nov-02-15  epistle: Oh, hello Sally Simpson! How are you pal? Hope you're doing fine. Nice of you to comment on my post.

No, trolling is not a job for me at all. I have a nice job, something that makes me more expensive as I grow older. Unlike sportsmen whose careers have very short shelf lives. You thought wrongly but it's ok amigo. I'm used to it already.

Nov-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Epistle,

Glad to see your sense of humour has not deserted you.

Now I am intrigued...

"...something that makes me more expensive as I grow older."

Are you a painting by Vincent van Gogh?

Are you a collection of the Star Wars figures from the 1970's?

Are you an autographed copy of 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Bobby Fischer?

Wait a minute....I have it....

"...something that makes me more expensive as I grow older."

You are my wife!

Nov-02-15  Pulo y Gata: Is this a match made in heaving?
Nov-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: No, it's a match made in a match factory by a match factory girl ... Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö.

A film by Aki Kaurismaki.

Nov-03-15  epistle: <"...something that makes me more expensive as I grow older."

You are my wife!>

I said "expensive" not "expansive."

Nov-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: :)

She is still as slim as day I married her (38 years ago) I think she has worms.

If you are not my wife Epistle then you are definitely one of my wife's credit cards.

This game.

I wonder if Giri would have gone for the draw if Wes has played 12.Qb3 Na5 13.Qc2 Nc6. etc..

Eventually this game spun out a nice instructive swindle and reminds us that what goes around comes around.

Even if it does take 5 years.

2015 Bilbao Masters tie break. Wes So - Anish Giri


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Giri played 42....Nf4? 46.Rf5+ 1-0

Nov-03-15  Pulo y Gata: <Eventually this game spun out a nice instructive swindle and reminds us that what goes around comes around.>

Five years ago, they were using classical time controls, they're not playing speed chess. And it's not so much a <swindle> in that fast game you provided a diagram for, unless you can demonstrate that Giri was <clearly winning> prior to Nf4.

Nov-03-15
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Pulo.

Both were blunders made with Knights moves.

What comes around goes around.

Nov-03-15  Pulo y Gata: I was about to invoke the same time factor, but I think you are right. Should we expect WBS to be called a worthless father, sued and shamed by one of his offspring in, say, 20 years?

But that's taking things quite far, right?

Nov-04-15  epistle: not really. life is short
Jan-31-16  SimplicityRichard: <Domdaniel: A film by Aki Kaurismaki.>

Thank you for that hint. A great discovery!!#

Aug-05-16  Whitehat1963: What's best play after 37...Kxf1 38. Ne3+ Qxe3 39. Qxe3? It's not exactly what I'd call an easy win for either side at that point.
Aug-05-16
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  perfidious: < Whitehat1963: What's best play after 37...Kxf1 38. Ne3+ Qxe3 39. Qxe3? It's not exactly what I'd call an easy win for either side at that point.>

But it is: 37.Kxf1 is answered by 37....Qf2 mate.

Aug-05-16  Whitehat1963: Oops!!
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