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Wesley So vs Frank Holzke
Corus Group C (2009), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8, Jan-25
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  0-1



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Jan-25-09  waustad: thanks!
Jan-25-09  Billy Vaughan: Hey, any evals here? What's better, the pawns or the bishop?
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  crafty: 42. ♔f4 ♔e6 43. gxf5+ ♔f6 44. a4 ♗xb3   (eval -3.55; depth 20 ply; 250M nodes)
Jan-25-09  SCUBA diver: f5 was a good move.
Jan-25-09  Woody Wood Pusher: Man I am on a roll today!


Jan-25-09  Marmot PFL: I would have said draw with Kf4 before looking at the crafty line
Jan-25-09  Wild Bill: Thank you, CG.

Ladies and gentlemen, the new kid on the block . . .

(and don't anybody say, "So, what?")

Jan-25-09  JG27Pyth: hey what was the ivanchuk karja result?
Jan-25-09  Marmot PFL: that white loses is not so unusual with his passed pawns not far advanced
Jan-25-09  waustad: This was a rather strange Ruy Lopez.
Jan-25-09  chessic eric: <JG27Pyth: hey what was the ivanchuk karja result?> 1-0!
Premium Chessgames Member For those who missed it, Ivanchuk won: Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009.
Jan-25-09  JG27Pyth: Cool! I gotta go check out the game.
Jan-25-09  SCUBA diver: Black plays K-e6, then K-f6.
Jan-25-09  chessic eric: black spending a long time on ...Ke6 having already played ...f5
Jan-25-09  hedgeh0g: No way Van Wely can hold this...
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  whiteshark: <34.Nxc4> looks like blundering the ♘ away.

Maybe an endgame miscalculation similar to Fischer's famous <29...Bxh2> Spassky vs Fischer, 1972

Jan-25-09  siamesedream: One blunder and won game became lost game. Pity!
Jan-25-09  timhortons: its really bad.

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my fritz 6 from still favors white and advise 34.a4!

when he take pawn at c4 all of a sudden fritz favor black position.

Jan-25-09  Strongest Force: I hope So is a better person than me because i have a history of not recovering when i make such a's not just the blunder but what could have been...
Jan-25-09  timhortons: SO sad.
Jan-26-09  Bradah: Move 25 Qb6 is a bad move. It should have been c4xb5 which gives the white a clear advantage, he can force QXQ and 1 pawn up, with the knight controlling the center, game over. Oh well, it must have been the cold weather. LOL.
Jan-26-09  Ladolcevita: a blunder like mine==
Jan-26-09  notyetagm: 34 ?

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34 ♘e3xc4?? <LPDO - loose pieces drop off>

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Wow, did Wesley *really* play 34 ♘e3xc4?? ?.

34 ... ♕a5-c7+! <queen fork>

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Jan-27-09  notyetagm:

<27.Rc6 Rxc6 28.Qxc6 Be6 29.Qxa6 Qb4 30.Qa8+ Kh7 31.Qe4+ Kg8 32.Qc2 <<<Holzke has less than 2 minutes on the clock. Will he find the maneuver?>>>

32... Qe1+ 33.Kh2 Qa5 <<<34.Nxc4 ??

34... Qc7 How dramatic! Wesly So had just blundered a piece in his opponent’s time-trouble.>>>>

Now I see what happened: Holzke was in time trouble and So blitzed out 34 ♘e3xc4??, dropping a piece and the game.

Dropping points by blitzing out moves in his opponent's time trouble, just like his idol Magnus.

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