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Wesley So vs Wei Yi
"So me the Wei" (game of the day Jan-29-2017)
Reykjavik Open (2013), Reykjavik ISL, rd 5, Feb-22
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Dragon Variation (B60)  ·  1-0

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Jul-05-15  toyosaki: Nice question. So was lucky he played Wei when he was younger. Yi will be the next champion. Yi plays chess more effective and given better results even against Carlsen at same age. The results make up the players ratings. At the end of the night, the purpose of a game of chess is to win it - and Wei Yi has been winning it, sending electrical impulses activating shivers to Carlsen and So spine. There will be no rich uncle to come to their rescue when they lock horns. Wei Yi by a mile.

Go Yi!!!!!

Jul-05-15  mysql: In a round-robin maybe. But I doubt he can beat So in a match.
Jul-05-15  epistle: Doubt is the anti-thesis of faith. So don't doubt. Believe.
Jan-23-16  epistle: <Jul-05-15 mysql: When will they play again?

Jul-05-15 toyosaki: Nice question. So was lucky he played Wei when he was younger. Yi will be the next champion. Yi plays chess more effective and given better results even against Carlsen at same age. The results make up the players ratings. At the end of the night, the purpose of a game of chess is to win it - and Wei Yi has been winning it, sending electrical impulses activating shivers to Carlsen and So spine. There will be no rich uncle to come to their rescue when they lock horns. Wei Yi by a mile. Go Yi!!!!!

Jul-05-15 mysql: In a round-robin maybe. But I doubt he can beat So in a match.

Jul-05-15 epistle: Doubt is the anti-thesis of faith. So don't doubt. Believe.>

Hirap na hirap kay Wei Yi three years ago. I believe revenge is coming

Jan-26-17  Conrad93: <Nice question. So was lucky he played Wei when he was younger. Yi will be the next champion. Yi plays chess more effective and given better results even against Carlsen at same age. The results make up the players ratings. At the end of the night, the purpose of a game of chess is to win it - and Wei Yi has been winning it, sending electrical impulses activating shivers to Carlsen and So spine. There will be no rich uncle to come to their rescue when they lock horns. Wei Yi by a mile.>

Wei Yi doesn't have the same talent as Carlsen. He will get strong, but not Carlsen-level strong.

Jan-26-17  fisayo123: <Conrad93> I disagree he doesn't have the same talent as Carlsen. Not too long ago, Wei Yi at 15 had a higher rating and played better chess than Carlsen at the same age. He accomplished (or surpassed) many of Carlsen's feats.

Last year, he didn't make much progress but see the difference is that Carlsen at 16 was already getting invited everywhere. Wei Yi was essentially ignored by many super-tournament organisers despite his amazing 2015. Only TATA steel and Bilbao invited him. It's not surprising his rating suffered since he was playing mostly with lower rated, underrated players in the Chinese circuit and in Opens.

If he was given the same opportunity as the "Mozart of Chess" at the same age, his rating will easily be above 2750+ by now.

Jan-26-17  fisayo123: Just for comparison at 16 Carlsen got invited to Dortmund, Wijk, Tal Memorial, Linares and Bilbao.

Wei Yi got invited to Bilbao and Wijk.

Jan-29-17  scholes: <fisayo123> ASFAIK Carlsen came second in only his second super tornament that led to more invites. Hope this tournament opens more door for Wei Yi
Jan-29-17  JimmyRockHound: Top quality pun!
Jan-29-17  Robyn Hode: Active King.
Jan-29-17  The Kings Domain: Two Chinamen battling it out in an epic match towards a fine endgame.

The pun's a goodie. :-)

Jan-29-17  Abdel Irada: ∞

You are pleased to jest, meseemeth. Wesley So is Filipino, not Chinese.

Jan-29-17  Ratt Boy: <The Kings Domain: Two Chinamen battling it out...>

Chinamen? Is this 2017, or 1917?

Jan-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: It's 1974 ^^

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting
Those jerks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit fright'ning
But they fought with expert timing

https://genius.com/Bus-stop-kung-fu...

Jan-29-17  morfishine: <JimmyRockHound: Top quality pun!> LMAO ROFL

Lol

*****

Jan-29-17  ChessHigherCat: As Yi So, So shall Yi reap
Jan-29-17
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  AylerKupp: There seems to be a misconception by several kibitzers on this pages of what a computer's evaluation of [0.00] (or, for that matter, an evaluation < [0.50]) means. It doesn't mean that the game will end in a draw (although that might be the most likely final result), it means that the chances for both sides of winning are about the same. And that's what computer evaluations really mean, how likely is that side of winning. And, of course, the higher the evaluation, the more likely it is that side will win. But, regardless of how high the evaluation is, there is no guarantee that side will win unless the computer finds a forced mate through normal search and evaluations or by using tablebases.
Jan-29-17  RandomVisitor: Maybe black still has drawing chances after 47...Ke8


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0.00/38 48.Rb6 <Rf1> 49.Rxb7 Rxf3 50.h4 Rh3 51.Rxh7 f4 52.c6 Kd8 53.Kb5 Rxc3 54.Rd7+ Kc8 55.Rf7 f3 56.Kb6 Rb3+ 57.Kc5 Rc3+ 58.Kd6 Rd3+ 59.Ke5 Rc3 60.Kd6

Jan-29-17  RandomVisitor: <AylerKupp>So what does the computer's evaluation really mean?

An evaluation of +0.30 is practically meaningless if the computer spent .01 second in effort, but it might be a winning advantage if the machine spent 300 hours or more in a correspondence game.

In my writings, I refer to the score as a diagnostic test of the adaptive capacity to mobilize coercion. It is really nothing more than that, and used to "intelligently" select one move over another in an environment made uncertain by the "horizon effect".

Jan-29-17  drpoundsign: Sharp Endgame.
Jan-30-17
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  eternaloptimist: Wei Yi is a Super GM but he's not that super in the endgame. This is yet another example of a drawn endgame that he managed to misplay & lose. Here is a ridiculous example of him losing a drawn endgame vs Kobalia. 🤔: Wei Yi vs M Kobalia, 2016
Jan-31-17  Saniyat24: Great fight shown by Wei Yi and he equalized after the 37th move...lost too many pawns in the end-game...So and Yi are the chess giants of the immediate future...!
Jan-31-17  Saniyat24: I did not get the pun at first, now I get it---Show me the way...great pun...!
Jan-31-17  The Kings Domain: ChessHigherCat: Good one. 😊
Feb-03-17  Conrad93: People were saying the same thing about Karjakin as they are saying about Wei Yi. It's just more evidence that there is more to being WC than breaking GM or IM records. That's not to say Wei Yi won't enter the top ten, and there is nothing wrong with a strong player not being World Champion. Look at Keres or Kortchnoi.
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