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Samuel Shankland vs Wesley So
US Championship (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 2, Mar-30
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-30-17
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  vonKrolock: Kf1 ok... "Where's my shoephone, Agent 99?"
Mar-30-17
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Must brew more coffee; suffering from the hallucination that So has caught Shankland in a trap and won material. Have no idea what is wrong with my head today.
Mar-30-17
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  WannaBe: Fireworks on f5 started?!!?
Mar-30-17
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  benveniste: I predict a flurry of exchanges ending up with opposite bishops and So having a slightly better pawn structure. Absent a blunder, a draw before move 40.
Mar-30-17
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  Domdaniel: It's drawish, yes, but Black is just starting to probe for winning chances. There's play here still.
Mar-30-17
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  vonKrolock: Qe2 Bg4 f3 Be6 with idea of g5 trapping the prelate
Mar-30-17  theodor: the biger's the ELO, the boriest is the game!
Mar-30-17
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: 26...g5!?; 27.Rxe8,Qxe8; 28.Qxe8+,Kxe8; 29.Bg7 preserves the Bishop. 26...Rg8!? is bolder; Black hasn't given up hope of trapping and winning the Bh6.
Mar-30-17
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  Domdaniel: <theodor> You're right, but the idea is better expressed like this: the higher the ELO rating, the more boring the game.
Mar-30-17
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  vonKrolock: Or Rg8 with the same idea
Mar-30-17
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  Domdaniel: It also works in the other direction: the lower the ratings, the duller the game.
Mar-30-17
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  Domdaniel: Black now has some winning chances, though there is a very long way to go.
Mar-30-17
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  vonKrolock: Ba2 Qc2 Tg6 b3 Bb3 with a won endgame
Mar-30-17  SirRuthless: I am seeing many forced reps now.
Mar-30-17
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  vonKrolock: The alternative is Qh1
Mar-30-17  theodor: <<Domdaniel>: <theodor> You're right, but...> you're right - my english is poor, because I learned it by myself, mostly commenting on CHESSGAMES (for that I'm grateful to CG).
Mar-30-17  SirRuthless: Qh1-Qh5 is the path and then a nice little B sac on g5 and the rep with Qh7+ Rg7 Qh5+ Rg6 Qh7+... Good game.
Mar-30-17
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Very well, so So did catch Shankland in a trap and he did win material. But I had hallucinated that Black would win the Bh6, not that pawn on a2, so no credit to me. Even if the threat of 32...f6-f5 and 33.Rxh6 is unstoppable.
Mar-30-17
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  vonKrolock: But then black will have active Queen and Bishop - and white a Rook
Mar-30-17  SirRuthless: perp forthcoming.
Mar-30-17
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  perfidious: Will Black blow through the rest of his time before acquiescing in the perpetual?
Mar-30-17
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  vonKrolock: Sam had enough resources - Chapeau!!
Mar-30-17  jarm: How about 33-Qh5?
Mar-30-17  theodor: SO LONG, GUYS
Mar-30-17  Pinkerton: Sam game by Shankland!
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