|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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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.