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Viswanathan Anand vs Wesley So
Sinquefield Cup (2016), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 5, Aug-09
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Aug-09-16
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: <Absentee>, So has never played 6...d5 before, so I feel inclined to agree with you at this time, esp. as Anand has used a lot of time for his 15th.. We won't know the truth for certain until the post mortem.
Aug-09-16  ajile: Black needs to do everything in his power to prevent White from playing d4 and securing a solid pawn chain and connected passer.

I saw 15.Be3 but then Black still might have 15..Bxe3 16.fxe3 f6 kicking the protecting knight.

Aug-09-16  BOSTER: Two bishop and better development vs spoiled pawn stuicture on the queen's side.
Aug-09-16
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  offramp: Did you know that Wesley So has both a mother and a father?
Aug-09-16  sachman19: he should have made g4 move rather
Aug-09-16
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  PawnSac: < offramp: Did you know that Wesley So has both a mother and a father? >

really?!! whew!! I was So afraid he was a product of asexual reproduction

Aug-09-16  sachman19: I think c4 should cross b4
Aug-09-16
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  Absentee: <offramp: Did you know that Wesley So has both a mother and a father?>

Didn't he use to have two moms? What happened to the other one?

Aug-09-16  truepacifism: Anand Anand we go.
Aug-09-16
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: I had been looking at the second pawn sacrifice 16...b4, but only in conjunction with 17...Qd6 because of the latent threat against h2.
Aug-09-16  sachman19: I think Nac4
Aug-09-16
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  WorstPlayerEver: This reminds me of Albin vs Winawer Nürnberg 1896. Although SF7 agrees with all Black moves there ;)
Aug-09-16
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  WorstPlayerEver: PS of course Eric Schiller would rate Winawer at about 850 ELO points. Well.. wots in a name? =/
Aug-09-16
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Let's see. Black has superior development, two Bishops, and lots of weak pawns to target. The trouble is that White has lots of weak pawns--two extra, to be exact. Don't know whom to prefer here. Looking at 18...Nc6; 19.b5,Nd4 and 18...Ng6 with the idea 19...Nh4. Trouble with both ideas is that White might have a satisfactory reply in 19.Ne3. Perhaps 17...Qd5 was not best?
Aug-09-16  sachman19: I think Ncb6
Aug-09-16
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  PawnSac: looks like this will peter out to a draw after Rxe7 Bxc4 Qxd5 Bxd5 etc
Aug-09-16
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  PawnSac: ya gotta just love Maurice Ashley commentary. He sounds like an announcer at a boxing match. lol
Aug-09-16  sachman19: knight and bishop are stronger than 2 bishops
Aug-09-16
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  WorstPlayerEver: The Black Bishops make shure the White King can't go to the queen side. So it's a draw ;)
Aug-09-16
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  whiteshark: Excellent prep by Wesley So, always enough compensation for the pawn
Aug-09-16
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Black springs a TN in a very little known line, sacrifices two pawns, and secures a quick draw vs. the former World Champion. Does So feel pleased with the easy half-point with the Black pieces, or disappointed that he did not achieve more?
Aug-09-16
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  TheFocus: So should feel very pleased that his TN worked. Anand is a tough customer.

Good for Wesley!!

Aug-09-16
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  PawnSac: CG lets switch to the Svidler-Nakamura game
Aug-09-16
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  whiteshark: <chessgames.com> chess24 has the draw only after <28.Kf2 Be7 29.Ke2 Lxa3 30.Bxa3 Bxb5+>
Aug-10-16  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 8 a4, 8 Nxe5 Nxe5 9 d4 Bxd4 10 Qxd4 gains the bishop pair
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