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Baskaran Adhiban vs Wesley So
Tata Steel (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-20
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bledow Countergambit (C33)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-21-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: The KG is quite complicated. In fact both players didn't really know what they were doing.
Jan-21-17
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  gopi11: ... and you knew this because you're the KG expert I presume?
Jan-21-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: <gopi11>

It doesn't take an expert to notice that both players did not know what to do. Just S8 😊

Jan-21-17  Conrad93: This gambit has been refuted. 3. Bc4 Nc6! 4. d4 (4. Nf3 g5 5. 0-0 (5. d4 h6) d6 6. d4 h6) Nf6


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Now white has three good options: 5. e5, 5. d5 or 5. Nc3

If 5. Nc3!? Bb4 6. Nge2 f3! 7. gxf3 d5


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8. exd5 Nxd5 9 0-0 (to stop ...Qh4+) Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bd6 11. Ng3 0-0

Black has a very strong and pulling advantage due to white's weakened kingside and fractured pawn structure.

If 5. e5, 5...d5! 6. Bb5 Ne4!


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Black is already threatening ...Qh4+.

7. Nf3 a6 8. Bxc6+ (8. Ba5? b5 9. Bb3 g5!) bxc6 10. Bxf4 c5!


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In this position Black is clearly more active. The b2 pawn is weak and White's kingside looks a bit airy.

5. d5 is the last option, but here Black has 5...Ne5 6. Bb3 Ng6 and White has no serious counterplay.


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Jan-21-17  Conrad93: 3...d5 gives White what he wants.
Jan-21-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: <conrad93>

Diagram 2:

'Black has a very strong and pulling advantage due to white's weakened kingside and fractured pawn structure.'

I won't call that a refutation though. Because you forgot to mention White has a strong centre. Also White has the advantage of the half-open g-file (Bd3, Kh1, Rg1, Qg2). I'd say the position is quite equal.

Jan-21-17  Conrad93: <I won't call that a refutation though. Because you forgot to mention White has a strong centre. Also White has the advantage of the half-open g-file (Bd3, Kh1, Rg1, Qg2). I'd say the position is quite equal.>

What advantage does White have? All of Black's pieces are aiming towards the kingside, his pawn structure is compromised, and whatever space he has will be soon destroyed.

You see an open g-file. I see a weak king that has to be defended. All those moves you mentioned can;t be made at once, and Black is already attacking the king.

Jan-21-17  Conrad93: If White plays 12. Kh1, Black has Qh4 followed by f5. You can't attack when you should be defending.
Jan-21-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: I said the position was equal. S8 plays 12. Ne4 Be7 13. Bf4 Na5 14. Bd3 f5 15. Nd2 Bd6 16. Bd6 cd6 17. Re1=
Jan-22-17
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  Amulet: *

<WorstPlayerEver: The KG is quite complicated. In fact both players didn't really know what they were doing.>

You know the KG better than the two of them?
That's why they're playing while you are kibitzing?

Jan-22-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: @Amulet

No need to get frustrated.

Jan-22-17  Conrad93: <I said the position was equal. S8 plays 12. Ne4 Be7 13. Bf4 Na5 14. Bd3 f5 15. Nd2 Bd6 16. Bd6 cd6 17. Re1=>

Equal just because the eval is below 1.00?

The position clearly favors black if you play it out.

Jan-22-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: Don't be silly, give the refutation.
Jan-22-17  N0B0DY: It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Conrat to post anything sensible.
Jan-22-17  Conrad93: <It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Conrat to post anything sensible.>

Yeah, posting detailed analysis just a few posts ago isn't sensible at all. You are an idiot.

Jan-22-17  Conrad93: < Don't be silly, give the refutation.>

Really? Post a refutation? You must have some pansy chess software. Stockfish gives black a clear advantage.

Jan-22-17  Conrad93: 12...Be7 isn't even a good move. 12. Bf5! 13. Bd3 Qd7 and White's king is too exposed. How are you seriously arguing for an advantage when all your pawns are either isolated or doubled, and when your king has a giant hole?
Jan-23-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: 13. Qd2 Qd7 14. Rb1 b6 15. Qg2=

I already have my Qg2, by the way. How is the White King exposed?

I said equal, you said refutation. How long is it gonna take you? *sighs*

Jan-23-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: PS stop putting words in my mouth or I will no longer answer you. You have failed anyway, as anyone can see. Why even bother?
Jan-23-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: However, I concur.. this is not what you want to play as White..Nice find!
Jan-24-17  Conrad93: < However, I concur.. this is not what you want to play as White..Nice find!>

If you have to ask how the White king isn't exposed after 15...Bg6, I seriously question your chess judgment.

Black has no weaknesses, and your pawn structure is absolute junk.

Jan-24-17  Conrad93: No need to try and defend a bad position just because the engine says it's slightly equal.
Jan-25-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: 🌋

Well, I analyzed the position again and I think White has a dangerous attack. However, I decided to add it to my prep. Can't tell too much.

Any way, thanks for all the effort you put in there!

🌌

Jan-25-17  Conrad93: Well, this line is much better than the 3...d5 which leads to pretty much dead equality. Black shouldn't be so eager to equalize against the KG.
Feb-08-17  posoo: It is SO ez to make Cunrude MAD.

My favirit kind of person to ANNUY!

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