Wesley So Trounces Wei Yi In Tactical Speed Chess Match

Wesley So Trounces Wei Yi In Tactical Speed Chess Match

On Sunday, Wesley So was the first player from the right half of the bracket to reach the quarterfinals of the 2018 Speed Chess Championship. The American GM dominated a match full of nice tactics, and beat Wei Yi of China 18.5-9.5.

Although it was one of the time slots Wei Yi have provided Chess.com for his availability, it wasn't perhaps the best moment for him play a match against So. It was 8 a.m. in the morning Hainan time, where he's playing a super-strong tournament at the moment. (Luckily, a few hours after the match with So, he got away with a 22-move draw as Black!)

It's hard to say if that was the reason for his big defeat. More likely, it was simply his opponent. So has proven himself to be a formidable speed chess player, for instance by winning this year's Leuven Grand Chess Tour.

It was also the world number seven vs the world number 25 in classical chess according to the FIDE ratings, with an even bigger difference in blitz: the world number 12 vs the world number 72.

[Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "1"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "E53"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "4.e3, main line with ...c5"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Nf3 d5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. O-O Bg4 10. Na4 Ne4 11. a3 Bxc5 12. h3 Bxf3 13. gxf3 Qg5+ 14. Kh1 Qh4 15. fxe4 Qxh3+ 16. Kg1 Ne5 17. f3 Qg3+ 18. Kh1 Qh3+ 19. Kg1 Qg3+ 20. Kh1 Bd6 21. f4 Qh3+ 22. Kg1 Qg3+ 23. Kh1 Qh3+ 24. Kg1 Qg3+ 25. Kh1 1/2-1/2 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "2"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "C07"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Tarrasch, open variation"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 cxd4 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Nb3 Nc6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. Re1 Qc7 12. Qe2 Bc5 13. c3 O-O 14. Bg5 b5 15. Bd3 Nd5 16. Qh5 g6 17. Qh4 Bb7 18. a4 bxa4 19. Rxa4 Rfe8 20. Nf3 a5 21. Ne5 f6 22. Bxf6 Nxf6 23. Qxf6 Rf8 24. Qxe6+ Kg7 25. Ng4 Rae8 26. Qxe8 Rxe8 27. Rxe8 Qd7 28. Rg8+ Kf7 29. Ne5+ 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "3"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's bishop game"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. e3 e6 5. c4 Bxb1 6. Rxb1 Bb4+ 7. Ke2 dxc4 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. Ne5 a5 10. Nxc6 Qd7 11. g3 Nd5 12. Bg2 Ra6 13. a3 Be7 14. Rhc1 Qxc6 15. Qxc4 Nxf4+ 16. gxf4 Qxg2 17. Qxc7 Bd8 18. Qe5 Rc6 19. Rxc6 bxc6 20. Qc5 Qd5 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "4"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "C88"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed, 7...O-O"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. Bd2 Bg4 10. c3 d5 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 d4 13. Bd5 dxc3 14. bxc3 Qd6 15. Bxc6 Qxc6 16. d4 Rfd8 17. dxe5 Nd7 18. Bf4 Nc5 19. Bg3 Rd3 20. Qe2 Rad8 21. f3 h5 22. Bf2 Ne6 23. Qc2 Nf4 24. Bg3 Qc5+ 25. Kh2 Qxe5 26. Qc1 Bd6 27. Kh1 Qg5 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "5"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "A13"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "Neo-Catalan accepted"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ c6 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qc2 Bb7 8. Nc3 a6 9. d4 Nbd7 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. O-O Be7 13. Rd1 O-O 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bf4 c5 16. Nf6+ Bxf6 17. exf6 e5 18. Qf5 Rfd8 19. Rxd7 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "6"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "A33"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical, Geller variation"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. g3 Qb6 7. Nc2 Bc5 8. e3 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. Bg2 O-O 12. O-O Rd8 13. a3 Be7 14. b4 Bf6 15. Rb1 Bf5 16. Bb2 d4 17. e4 Be6 18. Qd2 Ne5 19. Ba1 Rac8 20. Rbc1 Bc4 21. Rfd1 Bb3 22. Re1 Bxc2 23. Rxc2 Rxc2 24. Qxc2 d3 25. Qb3 Ng4 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "7"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "A13"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "Neo-Catalan accepted"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 c5 7. Ne5 Qc8 8. Qd3 Nc6 9. Nxd7 Nxd7 10. Nc3 Be7 11. O-O O-O 12. b3 Rd8 13. Bb2 Nb6 14. Qc2 c4 15. Ne4 f5 16. Nc3 Bf6 17. Rad1 Nd4 18. Qb1 cxb3 19. e3 bxa2 20. Nxa2 Nc6 21. Bxf6 gxf6 22. Nc3 Qd7 23. d4 Ne7 24. e4 Rdc8 25. Rd3 Kh8 26. d5 exd5 27. exd5 Nc4 28. d6 Nc6 29. f4 Re8 30. Nd5 Qxd6 31. Kh1 Rad8 32. Qxb7 Nb6 33. Rfd1 Nxd5 34. Rxd5 Qe6 35. Rxd8 Rxd8 36. Rc1 Ne7 37. Qxa7 Rd7 38. Qa4 Kg7 39. Qa3 Ng6 40. Qf3 Re7 41. Rb1 Qe4 42. Qb3 Qe1+ 43. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 44. Bf1 Rxf1+ 45. Kg2 Re1 46. Qb7+ Ne7 47. Kf2 Re6 48. Qd7 Kf7 49. h3 Re4 50. Kf3 Re6 51. g4 fxg4+ 52. hxg4 f5 53. g5 h6 54. Qd3 hxg5 55. fxg5 Re4 56. Qd6 Re6 57. Qh2 Kg7 58. Qh5 Ng8 59. Qh1 Rg6 60. Qa1+ Kf7 61. Kf4 Ne7 62. Qa2+ Re6 63. Qc4 Ng6+ 64. Kxf5 Ne7+ 65. Kg4 Ng6 66. Kh5 Nf8 67. Qd5 Kg7 68. Qf5 Kg8 69. Qd5 Kg7 70. Kg4 Kg8 71. Kf5 Kg7 72. Qd4+ Kg8 73. Qc4 Kg7 74. Qd5 Kg8 75. Qb7 Rd6 76. Qe7 Rc6 77. Qe5 Rb6 78. Qd5+ Re6 79. g6 Kh8 80. Qd4+ Kg8 81. g7 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "8"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "C88"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed, anti-Marshall 8.a4"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nbd2 Nfd7 12. Nd4 Bb7 13. f4 Ng6 14. N2f3 Bf6 15. Bd5 Qc8 16. Nc6 Nb6 17. Nxb4 a5 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. Nd3 Rfe8 20. e5 dxe5 21. fxe5 Be7 22. e6 fxe6 23. Rxe6 Bf6 24. Qe1 Kf7 25. Rxe8 Rxe8 26. Qxa5 Re2 27. Qc5 Rxg2+ 28. Kxg2 Nh4+ 29. Kg1 Bd4+ 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "9"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "B84"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Scheveningen (Paulsen), classical variation"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. f4 Qc7 8. g4 d5 9. exd5 Bb4 10. dxe6 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Qxc3+ 12. Kf2 O-O 13. Rb1 fxe6 14. Rb3 Qc7 15. Rf1 Nc6 16. Nxc6 Qxc6 17. Bf3 Nd5 18. Qd4 b5 19. Bb2 Rf7 20. Bxd5 Qxd5 21. Qxd5 exd5 22. Kg3 h5 23. h3 hxg4 24. hxg4 Bd7 25. Rd3 Rc8 26. Rf2 Rc4 27. Rxd5 Bc6 28. Rg5 Be4 29. f5 Rxc2 30. Rxc2 Bxc2 31. Rg6 a5 32. Rc6 Be4 33. Rc8+ Rf8 34. Rc7 Rf7 35. Rc8+ Rf8 36. Rc5 Bd3 37. Kh4 Rf7 38. Kg5 Kh7 39. Rc3 Bc4 40. a4 Rd7 41. axb5 Bxb5 42. Rc5 Rb7 43. Be5 Be8 44. Rc8 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 5m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "10"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "E06"] [Opening "Catalan"] [Variation "closed, 5.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qc2 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. dxc5 d4 9. a3 a5 10. Rd1 Bxc5 11. Nc3 e5 12. Nd5 h6 13. Bd2 Bd6 14. e3 Bg4 15. h3 Bh5 16. e4 Nxd5 17. cxd5 Ne7 18. g4 Bg6 19. Nh4 Bh7 20. Qb3 a4 21. Qb5 Ng6 22. Nf5 Nh4 23. Rac1 Bxf5 24. exf5 Nxg2 25. Kxg2 Re8 26. Rc4 e4 27. Rxd4 Qf6 28. Be3 Qe5 29. Rh1 Rec8 30. Rxa4 Rxa4 31. Qxa4 Qxd5 32. Qd4 Qxd4 33. Bxd4 Rc4 34. Rd1 Bf4 35. Bc3 Rc7 36. Kf1 Kh7 37. Ke2 g6 38. Rd8 gxf5 39. Rh8+ 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "11"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "E04"] [Opening "Catalan"] [Variation "open, 5.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d4 dxc4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O Rb8 7. e3 Be7 8. Qe2 b5 9. b3 cxb3 10. axb3 O-O 11. Bd2 Bb7 12. Rc1 a6 13. Ne1 Nd5 14. Nd3 Qd7 15. Nc3 Nf6 16. Nxb5 axb5 17. Bxc6 Bxc6 18. Ne5 Qe8 19. Nxc6 Rb6 20. Nxe7+ Qxe7 21. Ra7 Ne8 22. Qe1 Nd6 23. Rcxc7 Qf6 24. Bb4 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "12"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "E06"] [Opening "Catalan"] [Variation "closed, 5.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qc2 Be4 12. Qc1 h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Nbd2 Bxf3 15. Nxf3 a5 16. Rd1 c6 17. h4 Na6 18. Qf4 Qc7 19. Qg4 Rad8 20. Rac1 Nb4 21. Qe4 Rd7 22. e3 h5 23. Bh3 g6 24. g4 hxg4 25. Bxg4 Kg7 26. Kg2 Rh8 27. Rh1 Rd5 28. Rh3 Be7 29. h5 f5 30. Qxe6 Qd6 31. Qxd6 Rxd6 32. Rg3 fxg4 33. Rxg4 Rxh5 34. Ne5 Rg5 35. Rxg5 Bxg5 36. f4 Bf6 37. Kf3 Bxe5 38. dxe5 Rd2 39. Rg1 Nd3 40. Ke4 Nc5+ 41. Kf3 Kf7 42. Rh1 Rxb2 43. Rh7+ Kg8 44. Re7 Nxa4 45. Kg4 Rg2+ 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "13"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "D71"] [Opening "Neo-Gruenfeld, 5.cd"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. O-O a5 10. Qe2 e5 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Bxe5 13. e4 Qe7 14. f4 Bd4+ 15. Be3 Qc5 16. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 17. Qf2 Rd8 18. Qxd4 Rxd4 19. Nb5 Rc4 20. Rfc1 c6 21. Nd6 Rxc1+ 22. Rxc1 Rb8 23. Rc5 a4 24. Kf2 Be6 25. a3 Nc8 26. Nxc8 Rxc8 27. Ke3 b6 28. Rc3 c5 29. Bf1 Rd8 30. Rd3 Rxd3+ 31. Bxd3 f6 32. Bb5 Bb3 33. Kd3 Kf8 34. Bc4 Bd1 35. Kd2 Bf3 36. Ke3 Bd1 37. Kd2 Bf3 38. Bd3 Ke7 39. Bc2 b5 40. Bd3 c4 41. Bc2 Kd6 42. Ke3 Bg4 43. Kd4 Be6 44. e5+ fxe5+ 45. fxe5+ Kc6 46. Be4+ Kb6 47. Bd5 Bd7 48. Bg8 Kc7 49. Kc5 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "14"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. Nd2 Nc6 5. Ngf3 e6 6. c3 Be7 7. Ne5 O-O 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. Ndf3 Qc7 10. h4 Ne4 11. Qc2 f6 12. Nxc6 Bxf4 13. exf4 Qxc6 14. dxc5 f5 15. b4 Qc7 16. Ne5 Bd7 17. f3 Ng3 18. Rg1 Nh5 19. Qd2 b6 20. g4 fxg4 21. Rxg4 bxc5 22. bxc5 Be8 23. c6 Bxc6 24. Ke2 Rxf4 25. Nxc6 Rxg4 26. fxg4 Nf4+ 27. Kd1 Nxd3 28. Qxd3 Qxc6 29. Kd2 Rf8 30. Rf1 Rxf1 31. Qxf1 Qa4 32. Qf3 Qxa2+ 33. Ke3 Qc4 34. Kf2 Qe4 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "15"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "D91"] [Opening "Gruenfeld"] [Variation "5.Bg5"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bf4 O-O 7. e3 c5 8. cxd5 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Qxd5 10. Be2 cxd4 11. cxd4 Qa5+ 12. Qd2 Nc6 13. Qxa5 Nxa5 14. Kd2 Be6 15. Rhc1 Rfc8 16. Bd3 Rxc1 17. Kxc1 Rc8+ 18. Kd2 Bd5 19. e4 Bc4 20. Rc1 b5 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. Bxe5 f6 23. Bg3 Kf7 24. f3 Rc6 25. d5 Ra6 26. Rc2 e6 27. dxe6+ Kxe6 28. Rb2 Rc6 29. Ke3 Bxd3 30. Kxd3 a6 31. h4 Nc4 32. Re2 a5 33. Bf4 Ne5+ 34. Bxe5 fxe5 35. a3 Kd6 36. Rb2 Kc5 37. Rc2+ Kb6 38. Rxc6+ Kxc6 39. g3 Kc5 40. f4 Kd6 41. Kc3 Ke6 42. Kd3 Kf6 43. Kc3 Kg7 44. Kd3 Kf7 45. Kc3 Kf6 46. Kd3 Ke6 47. Kc3 Kf6 48. Kd3 1/2-1/2 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "16"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. c4 Bxb1 6. Rxb1 Bb4+ 7. Ke2 dxc4 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. Ne5 Nd5 10. Nxc6 Qd7 11. Rc1 Qxc6 12. Qxc6+ bxc6 13. Rxc4 Rb8 14. b3 Nxf4+ 15. exf4 Bd6 16. Ke3 Kd7 17. Bd3 Rb4 18. Rhc1 Rxc4 19. Rxc4 Rb8 20. Be4 Rb6 21. Ra4 c5 22. d5 exd5 23. Bxd5 Rb4 24. Rxa7 Bxf4+ 25. Ke2 Rd4 26. Bxf7 Rd2+ 27. Kf3 Bxh2 28. Bc4 Be5 29. Be2 h5 30. Ra8 Bd4 31. Rg8 Rxa2 32. Rh8 g5 33. Rh7+ Kc6 34. Bc4 Rxf2+ 35. Ke4 Rf4+ 36. Kd3 h4 37. Rh6+ Bf6 38. Rh7 Kd6 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "17"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "D83"] [Opening "Gruenfeld"] [Variation "Gruenfeld gambit, Capablanca variation"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 Be6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Bxd5 9. Bxc7 Qd7 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. Bg3 Rac8 12. Bb5 a6 13. Bxc6 Rxc6 14. b3 Rxc1 15. Qxc1 Rc8 16. Qa3 Qb5 17. Kd2 Bxf3 18. gxf3 e5 19. Rc1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Qa5+ 21. Kd1 Qxa2 22. Qc8+ Bf8 23. Bxe5 Qxb3+ 24. Ke2 Qb5+ 25. Ke1 Qb1+ 26. Ke2 Qb5+ 27. Ke1 Qb1+ 28. Ke2 1/2-1/2 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "18"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Nbd2 Bd6 6. Ne5 h6 7. g4 Bh7 8. h4 Ne4 9. g5 Nxd2 10. Qxd2 Nd7 11. gxh6 gxh6 12. O-O-O Qf6 13. Qc3 O-O-O 14. Bb5 Nb6 15. a4 Qe7 16. a5 Bb4 17. Nc6 bxc6 18. Qxc6 Rd6 19. Bxd6 Qxd6 20. Qxd6 Bxd6 21. axb6 axb6 22. Rhg1 Kd8 23. Bd3 Bxd3 24. cxd3 h5 25. Rg2 Be7 26. Rh1 Bf6 27. Kd2 Kd7 28. Rh3 c5 29. dxc5 bxc5 30. e4 Rb8 31. exd5 exd5 32. Rf3 Ke6 33. Rg1 Rxb2+ 34. Kc1 Re2 35. Kd1 Ra2 36. Re1+ Be5 37. Rfe3 Ra1+ 38. Kc2 Rxe1 39. Rxe1 Kf5 40. Re3 Kf4 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 3m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "19"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "E91"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Kazakh variation"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 Na6 7. O-O e5 8. Re1 Qe8 9. Bf1 Bg4 10. d5 Nb4 11. a3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Na6 13. b4 Nd7 14. Be3 f5 15. Kh1 Qe7 16. Rc1 Qh4 17. c5 f4 18. Bd2 dxc5 19. b5 Nab8 20. d6 cxd6 21. Nd5 Qd8 22. Bc3 Kh8 23. Qa4 a6 24. Red1 Nf6 25. Rb1 Nbd7 26. bxa6 Nxd5 27. Rxd5 Nb6 28. Qb3 Rxa6 29. Bxa6 Nxd5 30. Bxb7 Nxc3 31. Qxc3 Qc7 32. Bd5 Rb8 33. Rxb8+ Qxb8 34. a4 Bf6 35. a5 Bd8 36. a6 Bb6 37. Bc4 Kg7 38. Qd3 Kh6 39. Qd5 Qd8 40. Qf7 Qh4 41. Kg2 Qg5+ 42. Kf1 Qh4 43. Qf8+ Kh5 44. Qxd6 Ba7 45. Qd7 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "20"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "C88"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed, anti-Marshall 8.a4"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nbd2 Nfd7 12. Nd4 Bb7 13. f4 Ng6 14. N2f3 Bf6 15. Bd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Ne7 17. a5 Qc8 18. Nc6 Re8 19. Nxb4 Qb7 20. c3 Nf5 21. Nc6 Rxe1+ 22. Qxe1 Qb5 23. Qe4 g6 24. g4 Nh4 25. Nfd4 Qc4 26. Be3 Nc5 27. Ne7+ Kf8 28. Ne6+ 1-0 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "21"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "E01"] [Opening "Catalan"] [Variation "closed"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. b4 c6 9. a4 Ne4 10. Be1 f5 11. b5 Bd6 12. Qc2 Qe7 13. Nc3 g5 14. Rb1 g4 15. Nd2 Nxc3 16. Qxc3 Nf6 17. Nb3 Bd7 18. Na5 cxb5 19. c5 Bc7 20. axb5 b6 21. cxb6 Bxb6 22. Qd3 Rfc8 23. e3 Ne4 24. Bb4 Qe8 25. Nc6 Bxc6 26. bxc6 Qxc6 27. Qa3 a5 28. Be1 a4 29. Bxe4 fxe4 30. Bb4 Qd7 31. Bc5 Bxc5 32. dxc5 Qc6 33. Rfc1 Rab8 34. Ra1 Ra8 35. Rab1 Rcb8 36. Rxb8+ Rxb8 37. Ra1 Rc8 38. Qxa4 Qxa4 39. Rxa4 Rxc5 40. Ra8+ Kg7 41. Ra7+ Kg6 42. Kg2 Rc6 43. Ra8 Kf6 44. Rg8 Rc7 45. Rxg4 e5 46. Rh4 Kg6 47. Rg4+ Kf6 48. Rh4 Kg5 49. Kh3 h6 50. Rg4+ Kf5 51. Rg8 Rc2 52. Kg2 d4 53. Rf8+ Ke6 54. Re8+ Kf5 55. Kf1 d3 56. Rd8 Ke6 57. Kg2 Rc1 58. g4 Rc5 59. h4 Rc7 60. Kf1 Rc1+ 61. Kg2 Rc5 62. Kf1 Ke7 63. Rb8 Rc1+ 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "22"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "C83"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "open, classical defence"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Be7 10. Bc2 O-O 11. Nbd2 f5 12. Nb3 Qd7 13. Nfd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Nxe6 Qxe6 16. f3 Ng5 17. a4 Rad8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Kh1 g6 20. b4 c4 21. Qd4 Qc6 22. Bxg5 Bxg5 23. Ra7 Ra8 24. Rfa1 Rxa7 25. Rxa7 Bd8 26. e6 Bf6 27. Qe3 Re8 28. Qh6 Re7 29. Rxe7 Bxe7 30. Qe3 Bf6 31. Kg1 Qd6 32. e7 Qxe7 33. Qd2 Kg7 34. Kf2 Qe5 35. g3 Qxc3 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "23"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "D41"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Semi-Tarrasch, 5.cd"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rad1 Bb7 14. Rfe1 Rc8 15. Bb3 Nf6 16. Qf4 Re8 17. h3 Nh5 18. Qe5 Nf6 19. Qf4 Nh5 20. Qg4 Nf6 21. Qf4 1/2-1/2 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "24"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "C83"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "open, classical defence"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Be7 10. Bc2 O-O 11. Nbd2 f5 12. Nb3 Qd7 13. Nfd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Nxe6 Qxe6 16. f3 Ng5 17. a4 Rad8 18. Kh1 f4 19. axb5 axb5 20. Ra7 Rf7 21. b4 Qxe5 22. Re1 Qf6 23. bxc5 Bxc5 24. Rxf7 Nxf7 25. Qd3 Qh4 26. Bd2 Bf2 27. Re2 Bg3 28. h3 g6 29. Qxb5 Kg7 30. c4 d4 31. c5 Qf6 32. Bd3 Ne5 33. Qb7+ Rd7 34. Qe4 Ra7 35. Qxe5 Ra1+ 36. Re1 Qxe5 37. Rxa1 Qxc5 38. Rc1 Qe5 39. Be4 Kh6 40. Be1 Bxe1 41. Rxe1 Qa5 42. Rd1 Qc3 43. Kh2 Kg5 44. Rd3 Qb2 45. Rd1 Qf2 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "25"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "4.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bb4 7. Qb3 Qa5 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 10. bxc3 Ne4 11. Rc1 b6 12. cxd5 exd5 13. c4 dxc4 14. Bxc4 Bb7 15. Ke2 O-O 16. Rhd1 Rfe8 17. Ne5 Nxe5 18. Bxe5 Rad8 19. f3 Nd6 20. Bd3 f6 21. Bf4 Kf7 22. h4 Nc8 23. Kf2 Ne7 24. Bc4+ Kf8 25. e4 h5 26. a4 Ng6 27. Bc7 Rd7 28. Bg3 Nh8 29. Bb3 Nf7 30. Bf4 Red8 31. Be3 Nd6 32. a5 Re8 33. Ba4 Rc8 34. axb6 axb6 35. d5 b5 36. dxc6 Rxc6 37. Bb3 Rxc1 38. Bxc1 Ke8 39. Be6 Rd8 40. Bf4 Nxe4+ 41. Ke1 Rxd1+ 42. Kxd1 Nc5 43. Bf5 Kf7 44. Be3 Na4 45. Kd2 Bc6 46. Bc2 Nb2 47. Bb3+ Nc4+ 48. Bxc4+ bxc4 49. Kc3 Bd5 50. Kd4 Ke6 51. Bd2 Kd6 52. Bb4+ Kc6 53. Bf8 g5 54. Be7 gxh4 55. Bxf6 h3 56. gxh3 Bxf3 57. Kxc4 h4 58. Bxh4 Bg2 59. Bg3 Bxh3 60. Bd6 Kxd6 1/2-1/2 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "26"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "C48"] [Opening "Four knights"] [Variation "Rubinstein counter-gambit"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Ba4 Nxf3+ 6. gxf3 c6 7. d4 exd4 8. Qxd4 d6 9. Bb3 b5 10. a3 c5 11. Qe3 c4 12. Ba2 a6 13. b3 Be6 14. bxc4 bxc4 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 Qa5+ 17. Bd2 Qxd5 18. O-O-O Be7 19. Bc3 Qf5 20. Rhg1 Bf6 21. Bxc4 Bxc3 22. Bxe6 Qe5 23. Bd5 Rb8 24. f4 Qxe3+ 25. fxe3 g6 26. Rd3 Bb2+ 27. Kd2 Ke7 28. a4 Rhc8 29. Bb3 a5 30. Rd1 Ba3 31. Ke2 Rc5 32. Kf3 Rh5 33. Kg3 Bc5 34. Rc3 g5 35. f5 g4 36. e4 Rh3+ 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "27"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2729"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [WhiteFideId "5202213"] [BlackFideId "8603405"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. e3 h6 8. Bxf6 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Nxf6 10. Bd3 O-O 11. O-O c5 12. dxc5 Qa5 13. Qb3 Qxc5 14. Qb4 b6 15. Rfc1 Be6 16. Nd4 Rfc8 17. a4 Bd7 18. a5 bxa5 19. Qxa5 Ne4 20. Qxc5 Rxc5 21. Bxe4 dxe4 22. Ra6 Bc8 23. Rd6 a5 24. Rd8+ Kh7 25. h4 a4 26. c4 a3 27. Nb5 a2 28. Ra1 Rxc4 29. Kh2 Rca4 30. Nc3 Be6 31. Rd6 Rb4 32. Kg3 Rb2 33. Rd4 Ra3 0-1 [Event "chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2017"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "28"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "A01"] [Opening "Nimzovich-Larsen attack"] [Variation "classical variation"] [WhiteFideId "8603405"] [BlackFideId "5202213"] [EventDate "2018.07.24"] 1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. f4 Be7 5. Nf3 b6 6. Rg1 Bb7 7. g4 O-O 8. g5 Ne8 9. Bd3 c5 10. Rg3 g6 11. Nc3 Nc6 12. Qe2 Nb4 13. a3 Nxd3+ 14. cxd3 Ng7 15. Ne5 d4 16. Ne4 Bxe4 17. dxe4 Qd6 18. Ng4 Rad8 19. Rh3 h5 20. gxh6 Nh5 21. Ne5 Kh7 22. Qg4 Bf6 23. Nc4 Qc6 24. d3 dxe3 25. Bxf6 Nxf6 26. Qg5 Ng8 27. Rxe3 b5 28. Nd2 Qd6 29. Nf3 c4 30. bxc4 bxc4 31. Rd1 Qxa3 32. Qe5 Rxd3 33. Ng5+ 1-0

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