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Joshua Daniel Ruiz Castillo vs Wesley So
World Cup (2017), Tbilisi GEO, rd 1, Sep-03
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  0-1
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Sep-03-17  Junbalansag: Not nice. I would have preferred a more theoritical line. Pure brute force.
Sep-03-17  Toribio3: Impressive. If Wesley will play like Karpov as in this game, he can reach greater heights; like the attitude of waiting your opponent to commit mistake from then onwards-demolish him like pinikpikan na Manok sa Baguio!
Sep-04-17
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  whiteshark: So's post game interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfG...
Sep-04-17  wordfunph: Big deal. I can also play like Karpov, even like Carlsen, against much weaker opponents (like Hugo).
Sep-05-17
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  keypusher: I'm always amazed/impressed when a GM can make something out of nothing like So did here. Reminded me of a few Rubinstein games. Viz. Nimzovitch's comments here:

Rubinstein vs K Treybal, 1929

Good advice for Caro-Kann players in the video.

Sep-06-17  wordfunph: When you play against a much weaker opponent (like when I play Hugo), something always comes out of nothing without much effort.
Sep-11-17  Saniyat24: Not a very big fan of Wesley So's style of play, but I liked this game...Joshua Daniel must have played one of his best games on the board, but his opponent was too highly ranked...
Sep-11-17
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  ChessHigherCat: A boring game. So seemed willing to trade everything down in the beginning and his much lower-rated opponent thought: Great, if we trade everything down maybe I can get a draw against So, that will give me 50 rating points! Then So, with his superior technique manages to finagle a K fork (without a single brilliancy I might add). After that, it's all downhill and So manages to trap the knight.

That's Karpov? I don't remember having been bored by any of Karpov's games.

Conclusion: So what?

Sep-11-17  epistle: Some people get an erection whenever he wins. And when he loses, an erectile dysfunction lasting several weeks.
Sep-11-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <epistle: Some people get an erection whenever he wins.>

Why So hard-on his fans?

Sep-13-17  Saniyat24: <epistle> <ChessHigherCat> ha ha...erectile dysfunction can be so sad...but here So soaps Joshua...so everything is 'so sweet'...! :P
Sep-13-17  wordfunph: Not for long.

Soon the sweetness will disappear and, with their heads bowed, they will just shuffle around aimlessly, looking down at their hopeless flaccidity.

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