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Anish Giri vs Wesley So
Tata Steel (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-15
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Original Defense (D78)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-16-17  pajaste: A second high ranked player fails to do anything against Giri.
Jan-16-17  gopi11: Lol! When it comes to drawing games, Giri is an indestructible force, he will always finds ways to equality, go ask Magnus, our current champion.
Jan-16-17  SimplicityRichard: <pajaste: A second high ranked player fails to do anything against Giri.>

Well ... actually, the above statement though meant to flatter Giri does quite the opposite in my view.

1. The player with the White pieces is not usually the one pleased with a draw. There is not much pride in drawing with White unless you're an amateur or Master rated below 2500 and facing any of the Super Grandmasters: Carlsen, Giri, Nakamura, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Karjakin etc etc.

2. Giri's drawing results are becoming a habit and do nothing to endear him to the wider chess community. We watch chess in the hope of experiencing excitement in witnessing adventure on the 64 squares. And therefore draws though welcome do nothing to stir up what we seek in chess.#

Jan-17-17  John Abraham: There is artistic merit in Giri's games regarding how he can make these draws look so effortlessly easy. He is developing his legacy into becoming the modern-day Petrosian.
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