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Pavel Eljanov vs Wesley So
Reykjavik Open (2013), Reykjavik ISL, rd 10, Feb-27
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-23-14
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  offramp: This so called game is a complete and utter and absolute and utter scandal. It's even worse than Mars Needs Women.
Nov-17-14  956043: Everyone knows the Grunfeld is a technical draw.
Nov-17-14  john barleycorn: User: everyone

knows

User: technical draw

Nov-17-14  Everyone: <956043: Everyone knows the Grunfeld is a technical draw.> There is nothing new in this notion.
Nov-21-14  tranquilsimplicity: And therefore the conclusion seems to be that since Carlsen seems to be playing for draws because he is already ahead, Anand needs to unleash an uncompromising opening that forces the opponent to play rather than consolidate and wait. I suggest; Anand's final game as White should be a King's Gambit, and a Latvian Gambit or King's Indian Defence as Black.#
Nov-21-14  tranquilsimplicity: Sorry: the previous post is at the "wrong" game.#
Dec-09-14  Appaz: <<tranquilsimplicity> Sorry: the previous post is at the wrong "game".>

FTFY.

Apr-24-15  bobthebob: Is this final position a theoretical draw?
Apr-24-15
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  perfidious: <They> evidently thought So, one might say.
Jul-18-15  jith1207: I don't understand the final position. Well, of course, I understand the position but not that it is final.
Jul-18-15  breakbad: Another excellent preparation by So. gg
Jul-18-15
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  perfidious: <breakbad> Sheer genius, don't you know.
Aug-21-15
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  wordfunph: chess is business.
Aug-21-15  john barleycorn: <wordfunph: chess is business.>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwT...

Aug-28-15
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  wordfunph: "I have one hatred, and that is for the master who sits back (in security) and waits for his opponent's mistake, or worse! sits down to play, then does not play at all! the 'grandmaster draw' a friendly conclusion to mutual fear. There are more than a few such great names, but they do not deserve to be masters; they are egotistic-cowards."

- Anthony E. Santasiere (from Essay on Chess)

Aug-28-15  epistle: How exactly can a greeting of a player at the bottom of the tournament table promote chess worldwide among the young generation?

Kung si Magnus pa ang mag-greet, baka sakali. Not one who maltreats his own parents. Idol nyo, tama na yan. Kayo na lang. Wag nyo nang ikalat ang lagim worldwide.

Sep-23-15  MarkFinan: When this game was played the Soettes were making excuses for Wesley So, Sugardom probably nominated it for a brilliancy prize. How times change. Now Sugardom's a bible clutching, sandal wearing, Scripture quoting jealous ex, and Wes So's top 10. Or was!? These Filipinos ain't loyal LOL
Sep-24-15  epistle: <WinKing: With Wes gone I am not sure who to root for.>

Root for the clearly better player--MVL. Level up!

Dec-28-15  epistle: <Jul-18-15 breakbad: Another excellent preparation by So. gg

Jul-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member perfidious: <breakbad> Sheer genius, don't you know.>

So this is Wesley So's immortal Bonsai...

Jan-23-16  R101: The open organizers are very happy to spend their money in this show.
Jan-31-16  Nonnus: Here, both players were never in the danger of losing. So they played perfect chess.
Sep-30-16  breakbad: such inspiration
Jan-21-17  gopi11: <udphudder: Yes, he did secure entry into the "2700 club". This was the reason why he took the draw I believe....apparently after the tournament he posted on his Facebook page about how he made is now 2700+ Elo. BUT this is now even a worse reason than to secure money in a tournament because now he is only offering a draw just to get the label of a 2700 player. Which is silly...especially since he got there via a premature draw in a last round game! Not a true 2700 player in my opinion>

You're 100% correct! Wesley So is not a true 2700 player! lmao!!!

Jun-08-18
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  Pulo y Gata: <Wesley So: Thank you all for your encouragement and support. I am moving into a new area of my chess development working to win the game instead of taking a draw which I can do easily. With that attitude there will be bad days but that is life. Some players think exchanging a piece and then taking a prearranged draw on move 17 is okay but I don't want to be like them. I fought Fabi as hard as I could and I made a simple miscalculation. I am proud of the choice I made to fight. For everyone's benefit let me be clear that I have never taken a prearranged draw,>

This was therefore not a prearranged draw but a draw arranged during the game.

Jan-09-21
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  Messiah: Terrible!
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