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Wesley So vs Matthias Bluebaum
World Cup (2017), Tbilisi GEO, rd 2, Sep-08
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0


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  ambongtumbong: napaka loose Kuya Eddie.. sobra luwang
Sep-08-17  SugarDom: He can't beat the much lower rated player in the classics and rapid.

It has to be a blitz tiebreak.
The older kid is not in the best of form.

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  ambongtumbong: same for Caruana, Aronian and Giri - they have to beat lower rated opponents via blitz tie break before they can advance.
Sep-08-17  ChessApplet: The bitterness is real
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  FSR: Who knew the Exchange French was so deadly? (OK, Morphy, but that was 160 years ago.)
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  wordfunph: Winning matches on blitz and via blunders. Very impressive
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  yiotta: <FSR: Who knew the Exchange French was so deadly?> I knew, especially the way I play it. Anyone for the Sicilian?
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  iking: the desire to equalize is too much for Bluebaum to handle ...
Sep-13-17  Junbalansag: I don't understand why Bluebaum resigned. There must be some tricks in the position which favor Wesley.
Sep-13-17  Martha Stewart: The only place for his queen to go is to h6, and then he is down a knight on the subsequent exchange.
Sep-13-17  Nonnus: ....Qf4...
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