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Wesley So vs Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
Leon Masters (2018) (rapid), Leon ESP, rd 1, Jul-06
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  0-1


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Jul-09-18  popnstart: Congrats to the young Indian GM!
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  jith1207: His first win against an elite GM?
Jul-11-18  abuzic: Black to play

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  thegoodanarchist: Looks to my as if So took the wrong approach. He tried to blow his opponent off the board with a violent tactical assault.

He should have tried to outmaneuver his opponent positionally.

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  thegoodanarchist: GOTD Pun Suggestion:

"Haa Haa!"

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  thegoodanarchist: "Praggnan Pause"

"Sweet Babu"

"So Sorry"

Jul-12-18  Jamboree: So had an automatic easy draw up to move 62. The game-losing blunder was 62. Kc6???, allowing black to queen the pawn.

Instead, simply 62. RxP leads to a quick draw after 62. ... KxR and now black can't coordinate his pieces quickly enough to stop both pawns, and must sac a piece, leading to a "no mating material" situation:

62. RxP KxR
63. e6 Kf3
64. e7 Nc7+
65. Kc6 Ne8
66. Kd7 draw

63. ... Nc7+
64. Kd6 Nxa6
65. e7 Bc5+
66. Kd7 draw

There are various other lines, but in all of them, the pieces can't stop both pawns.

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  ajile: Isn't this opening known as the Barry Attack? The q-Knight goes to c3 in front of the c pawn and early q-bishop to f4.

Similar to the Veresov Attack except in that line the q-bishop goes to g5 instead of f4.The obvious downside is that the Nc3 is blocking the White c pawn.

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  maxi: Go got an excellent position out of the opening and it seemed that the game was going to be a slaughter, but RP defended bravely and kept finding good moves. At the end it seems that Go was exhausted, he played so loosely.
Jul-20-18  abuzic: after 52.Rh8 black missed a winning position: 52...?
Jul-21-18  Whitemouse: Promoting h pawn to Q with Bf4-Bh6?
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  wordfunph: Rameshbabu "El Rapido" Praggnanandhaa, yodaman!
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