Grigoriants - Wesley So
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11... O-O This gives the option for castling, followed by bishop development for black, while white will maneuver with the knights (Na3-c2-e3) and play a4 at some point
18... Bxh4 And Wesley So does not decline the offer
23.Rh2 Grigoriants follows the plan to pile up material on the h file. The position for black is not pleasant, but with precise play the game is about equal.
24... f5 25. Kc2 deserves attention giving more space to the queen, although it gives time to the black bishop to retreat to f6, so an immediate 25. Qh1 is good. This will force g5 followed by fxg5
26.Kc2 maintaining the pressure on the bishop and getting the king away from check. Now Rb7 is a logical move from Wesley So.
29... Bxg5 30.Rxa5 Qe6 31.exf5 Qxf5+ 32.Kb2 Qg6 33.Qg1 Qg7 And a draw was agreed. A good game by both players, where white looked for effective play on the h file, but black found good defence and the draw is the most logical outcome. Thank you for following with Chessdom.com, we continue with the coverage of Linares and the match Kamsky - Topalov. *