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Ding Liren vs Wesley So
World Cup (2017), Tbilisi GEO, rd 6, Sep-20
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Sep-20-17  behrooznazari1: oops! no sacrifice, no creativity, no grace.
Sep-20-17
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Actually, a pretty good example of how long and how well Black has to defend against a typical example of White's small but enduring edge in the Catalan. Super-GMs like this opening for a reason. After 20.Kxg2 only Ding Liren had winning chances, and he "massaged" the position for a long, long time. So played a good game today. Of course, this is only a preliminary judgment pending final word from the silicon monsters.
Sep-20-17  AzingaBonzer: 37.Rh8! would have allowed White to continue pressing for much longer than he did in the game.
Sep-20-17  tea4twonty: 37.Rh8 Rc7 38.Rdd8 Rxc5 39.e5 f5 40.Rb8 Rc8 41.Rbxc8 Nxc8 42.Rxc8 a4 43.b4 Rd7 44.Rh8 h5 45.Rb8 ±
Sep-20-17  CountryGirl: Reminds me of Andersson or Karpov. Except they usually won these as white.
Sep-20-17
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  Richard Taylor: Are these going to join the most boring World Champions Ever Club? I mean assuming either or both become world champions...

Actually it was well defended. I have to say the few times I have faced the Catalan I lost as I found it too difficult to know what White was doing.

Once I played or tried to (as I knew myb opponent had been up all night preparing for my usual 1 e4 -- I joke not he was that type of player-person ---). After the game I realised that what I thought was a Catalan was a Grunfeld...Perhaps in this case knowing almost nothing about either opening was an advantage!

Perhaps these GMs should play "Open Book" games where they are allowed to consult computers as long as they make one "novelty" per game. Also say up to 20 moves only with random openings selected by a computer and some random moves thrown in to make it more fun. Even random rule changes during the game?

Chess is dying as we watch it...

Sep-20-17  Toribio3: Both players are strategical thinkers. They are playing on solid grounds. Unlike Carlsen and Anand, who were booted out early in the tournament.
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