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Anish Giri vs Wesley So
GCT Bucharest Rapid & Blitz (2019) (rapid), Bucharest ROU, rd 1, Nov-06
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  1-0

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Nov-08-19
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  wordfunph: amateurish 38...h6??

1-0

Nov-08-19
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  wordfunph: amateurish 38...h6??

1-0

Nov-08-19  epistle: ang batil ng pota...
Nov-11-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Apparently the game up to the Bishop and Knight ending was prep by Giri.

"After crushing Carlsen, <[13½ - 2½ in the Fischer Random Chess World Final]> So travelled to Bucharest for his next event, the Superbet Grand Tour rapid and blitz, and fell straight into a well-planned trap. His first round opponent, Anish Giri, had spotted two games in the database where So had halved as Black.

Giri’s home preparation went deep into the bishop v knight ending, and his improvements at moves 26 and 30 (!) led to Black becoming almost movebound, so that White was winning even before his final elegant touch."

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...

Nice 'elegant touch' by Giri.

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Nov-11-19  torrefan: A historical game. First time that a "world champion" kuno fell into a trap on the very first game he played after winning the crown then nagkalat ng nagkalat in his succeeding games.
Nov-14-19
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  iking: a prepared line up to 30th move .. what a hardworking man Giri is! Wesley's unbelieving former friends were in extended ecstasy because he lost.
Nov-14-19  WorstPlayerEver: 31... Nxg4 32. Bxb6+ Kb7 33. h3=


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Nov-15-19
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  wordfunph: <iking: a prepared line up to 30th move .>

For BOTH players. Girl just outprepared the inadequately prepared

Nov-15-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Basically Zugschwang at the end, not that that's so unusual in endgames.
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