Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
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



explore this opening
find similar games 3 more A Shimanov/W So games
sac: 27...Nxg3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

click for larger view

and onto...

click for larger view


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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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)


Gashimov Memorial Shamkir Chess 2015 round 04

Embed PGN

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

click for larger view

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

click for larger view

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.

click for larger view



Premium Chessgames Member
  iking: thanks <Sally Simpson> .. nice observation
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: While a beautifully played positional game by Wesley So, the winning combination 27...Nxg3! finishes it off with a neat clearance tactic.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: BLITZ. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Some S-upermen of the 21st Century
by fredthebear
from Clearance by patzer2
motel swim pool Entertained Fredthebear
by fredthebear

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC