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Veselin Topalov vs Wesley So
Chess Olympiad (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 8, Sep-29
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Marmot PFL: Many more experienced players would have lost this ending to the great Topalov but young Wesley So drew it easily.
Sep-29-10  Blaise99a: Good for So ! It looks like Topa was hungry and playing for a win but couldn't pull it through.....
Sep-29-10  Winter: Nerve of steel!
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  Jim Bartle: Nice job by So here.
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  wordfunph: the first game of Wesley against a 2800+ player --- 1/2 with black..

congrats Wesley!

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  SugarDom: Who's next after No.2?

You know who...


Sep-29-10  Manuel G. Vergara: Its another major-major Milestone for GM Wesley!!!
Jun-28-13  csmath: This is a game that is analized to about move 29 (believe or not) with a nice plus for white. Either So does not know that or he was hoping to survive.

Topalov makes a big mistake with

30. Kg3?

true to his style but ridiculous nevertheless.

Had he played normal

30. Kg1

So would had a lot harder time to draw.

30. ...Bc6
31. Qc5! (bishop is now frozen to defend Rd7)

and black will have big problems with the passer pawn.

Silly opening choice by Wesley So and not much of a play by Topalov.

Jun-28-13  Fiona Macleod: How can 30.Kg3 be described as a BIG mistake when the suggested alternative to that can only give the other player a much harder chance to draw? Meaning, even with the alternative move, it is also not certain that Topalov would have won.
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