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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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  wordfunph: amateurish 38...h6??


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  wordfunph: amateurish 38...h6??


Nov-08-19  epistle: ang batil ng pota...
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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."

Nice 'elegant touch' by Giri.


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.
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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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  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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