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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Wesley So
World Cup (2015), Baku AZE, rd 4, Sep-20
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-20-15  Junbalansag: As per the website, Wesley So won against M Lagrave. I hope admin would check this error. Thanks.
Sep-20-15  Pulo y Gata: chessdom should check their error, not chessgems.
Sep-20-15  epistle: The fboyz have infiltrated chessdom on the belief that it is owned by sugardom.
Sep-20-15  fgh: Correct, this game ended in a draw.
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  Sally Simpson: The original mix up was possibly due to how they place the Kings on these DGT electronic boards at the end of a game to stop recording and register the result.

Kings on d4 & e5 (dark squares) = Black win.

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Kings on d5 & e4 (light squares) = White wins

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Kings side by side = draw.

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White's last move was 41.Kd4 at the end of the game the Arbiter rushes in to place the Kings as this automatically stops the machine from recording.

Here the arbiter possibly picked up the Black King first and placed it on e5. The e-board stopped the game and registered a 0-1 (Kings on d4 and e5) before the arbiter had a chance to move the White King to d5.

This placing of the kings is done right away in case the players start analysing on a live board, then the fun really begins.

There are few soiled games out there where the arbiter has been too slow in stopping recording. If you have completely lost the will to live you may search your GM databases for final positions where a King is on d4,d5,e4 or e5 and see if you can find some.


Either that or someone at chessdom bet mega bucks on a Black win and was trying to fool the chessgames bookie into paying up.

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