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Conrad Holt vs Wesley So
US Championship (2015), St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Apr-09
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Byrne (Simagin) Variation (D97)  ·  1-0


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Apr-09-15  SirRuthless: No excuses for Wes to forget the theory in this Gruenfeld. 20...b5 was insane.
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  chancho: Another game that <Nina Myers> will be collecting.
Apr-09-15  Shams: <SirRuthless> Holt took the game out of theory on move 9. What are you talking about?
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  Penguincw: Entering this game, both players only had 1 draw each.
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  perfidious: <chancho> Different people groove on different things.

As for me, there seems no reason whatever to revel in this mild downswing taking place for, by all accounts, a fine young man.

Apr-10-15  Stockfish: Engine analysis says that it is 0.0 drawn at move 16, black has enough compensatin for the piece because whites king will never find complete safety on the king side and the queen side is unthinkable for the king.
Apr-10-15  Nina Myers: #62, and counting ...
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  wordfunph: <U.S. Championship rd 8: Holt-So : Draw [discard ticket] 200 LOSE 9:4 3.21 -- Apr-09-15>


Apr-10-15  QueentakesKing: This game of Wesley is sickening.
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  PawnSac: < Shams: <SirRuthless> Holt took the game out of theory on move 9. What are you talking about? >

yes this game seems to be first entry for 9.d5 in the CG database. Not sure it has not been played previously tho. FSR may be able to do a postal games search. But hey...

It seems So was caught in a prepared trap. 9.Bxf3 was necessary

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  FSR: The engines prefer 9...Bxf3 10. gxf3 Ne5, as was played in the only other game with 9.d5: Hinz-Seyb, e-mail 2009.
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