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Wesley So vs Viktor Laznicka
Airports Authority of India (2011), New Delhi IND, rd 7, Jun-29
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0


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  wordfunph: a masterpiece by Wesley!
Jun-29-11  Platinum2900: Bravo Wesley!
Jun-29-11  Megadeth: Black's Queen made only one move compare to White's 3. What a vulgar display of power for Wesley. totally outclass his opponent. Congrats!
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  wordfunph: quote of the game..

“When I looked out of the window during the game it was raining for a while. I love the weather to be cool and it did change my mood. It is always nice to avenge a defeat, but I kept thinking others were avenging their defeats against me."

- GM Wesley So

Jun-29-11  sonny benitez: what a combination!
Jun-29-11  FISCHERboy: 30.Nf4!!
Jun-29-11  Naja: In my book, this will easily be up there in Wesley's top 3 games.
Jun-29-11  Amulet: What a display of power play.
Jun-30-11  Ranier: Nice play with the knights Wesley! Genius!
Jun-30-11  Gshock: So,what knights on duty..
Jul-01-11  KERESOV: Rampaging knights ... all the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put Viktor Laznicka together again ! LOL
Jul-03-11  qqdos: <FISCHERboy> 30.Ng7!! might do the job even more efficiently. 31.Ng6# has to be defended at the cost of one whole rook.
Jul-03-11  BiteByBits: Qh6 and Nxe6!
Jul-05-11  swr: 30. Ng7! looks stronger.
Jul-10-11  JohnBoy: <qqdow, swr> 30.Ng7 Rxf6 looks like it stops the immediate mate threat. So efficient.
Jul-23-11  avidfan:

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If 30...Bxf6 31. Nxf7+ Bxf7 32. Qxf6+ Rg7 33. Nh5 (threatens Qg7#) Bxh5 34.gxh5 Kg8 (avoiding the immediate threat on the R/g7 by 35.h6 ) wins because 35.Qe6+! Kh8

(35...Kf8 36.Rhf1+ Rf7 37.Qxf7#) 36.Qe8+ Rg8 37.Qe5+ Rg7 38.h6 still gets the helpless rook as before. The variation is easy to follow because most moves are forced.

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  iking: Alternative move by White ~

30. Ng7!

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31. Nxe6 (the same position when Laznicka resigned)

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31.... qc7

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32. Nxc7 rxQ

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33. Nf7+ kg7

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34. Nxh6 kxN

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35. Nxb5

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a lonely position for black with no counter-play whatsoever ....


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  iking: <JohnBoy: <qqdow, swr> 30.Ng7 Rxf6 looks like it stops the immediate mate threat. So efficient.>

no it did not ... look at my post. the same result ensued....

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  iking: <qqdos: <FISCHERboy> 30.Ng7!! might do the job even more efficiently. 31.Ng6# has to be defended at the cost of one whole rook>

yes, it did

Aug-08-12  Jim Bartle: Really nice attack.
Oct-05-12  Megadeth: It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans
Oct-05-12  waustad: It is interesting that GM So mentions, "I love the weather to be cool and it did change my mood." I remember some pictures at Corus/Tata a few years ago when he and GM Iturrizaga from Venezuela were all bundled up inside the playing hall. The Norwegians were outside playing football in their shirtsleeves.
Dec-12-15  MyCoachingDreams: Laznicka's bishops got martyred by Wesley "The Knight Rider" So.
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  iking: <wordfunph: a masterpiece by Wesley!> ... a classic win of 2 Ns against 2 Bs .. sharp observation.
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