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Aleksandr Shimanov vs Wesley So
Millionaire Chess (Blitz Tiebreaks A) (2015) (blitz), Las Vegas USA, rd 5, Oct-11
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bishop Attack Classical Defense (E48)  ·  0-1

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Oct-14-15
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  Sally Simpson: A bright and breezy game.

(that's naff for a first post, let's do a Reinfeld introduction.)

'He who fears an Isolated Queen's Pawn should give up chess' blasted Tarrasch to all who would listen.

The old masters listened and found the best way to deal with an IQP was to exchange pieces and with every exchange the IQP became weaker and weaker and pieces are diverted from active duty to defend it.

Then up steps Wesley So who as the owner of the IQP defiantly trades off 3 pairs of minor pieces in the space of four moves (Moves 19-22) and then puts his last minor piece to the sword in a combination where the IQP has a big say in matters.

Black to play his 19th move.


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27...Ng3!

Alert and sound. The threat is Ne2+ and Qh5+ the Knight has to be taken.

Oct-14-15
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  iking: such a beauty of understanding the position very well ... exchanging pieces as if they have of little value. I can still remember that game against Mamedov in Gashimov memorial lat April, 2015. From move 19 to 26, 12 pieces rambled, and 4 pieces remained + the two kings ... moving toward a favorable position, and a winnable one.

So, Wesley (USA) - Mamedov, Rauf (AZE)

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Gashimov Memorial Shamkir Chess 2015 round 04

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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 d6 7. f3 Bg7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Be2 Nh5 10. g3 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Be6 12. f4 Nf6 13. O-O Rc8 14. b3 Qa5 15. f5 Bd7 16. a3 e6 17. b4 Qd8 18. fxg6 fxg6 19. e5


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dxe5 20. Bxe5 Bc6 21. b5 Ne4 22. Qxd8 Rcxd8 23. Rxf8+ Rxf8 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Rc1 Nxc3 26. Rxc3


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Bd7 27. c5 Rc8 28. a4 Kf6 29. Kf2 Ke5 30. Ke3 Be8 31. Bf3 Rc7 32. Kd3 g5 33. Kc4 h5 34. a5 g4 35. b6 axb6 36. axb6 Rd7 37. Re3+ Kf6 38. c6 bxc6 39. Bxc6 Rd8 40. Bxe8 Rxe8 41. b7 1-0.


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over.

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Oct-14-15
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  iking: thanks <Sally Simpson> .. nice observation
Jan-21-16
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  patzer2: While a beautifully played positional game by Wesley So, the winning combination 27...Nxg3! finishes it off with a neat clearance tactic.

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