Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wesley So Won The Match but Megaranto Stop The Curse!

GM Megaranto (left) and GM Wesley So (right) in post mortem session.
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Yes, that’s is my headline. Pinoy GM Wesley So have already won the 6 game match against GM Susanto Megaranto by drawing their 4th game but his opponent Megaranto finally stop the curse of losing every single game against Wesley So. Before their current match, Wesley have a stunning record 3-0 against Megaranto although his opponent have better rating. To make thing worse. Megaranto lost the first three game of this match. However on the 4th game, Megaranto managed to break the physiological barrier and after that he managed to beat Wesley on the 5th game.

Below are their 4th and 5th games.

Megaranto,Susanto (2561) - So,Wesley (2540) [B30]
JAPFA, Match, Jakarta Round 4, 19.04.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0–0 Nge7 5.Re1 Nd4 6.Nxd4 cxd4 7.d3 a6 8.Ba4 Nc6 9.Nd2 Be7 10.Qh5 0–0 11.Nf3 b5 12.Bb3 Qb6 13.Bg5 f6 14.Bd2 Bb7 15.Nh4 Qc5 16.Qg4 Kh8 17.Qh3 Qh5 18.g4 Qe8 19.f4 g5 20.fxg5 fxg5 21.Nf3 Qg6 22.Rf1 Qg7 23.Qg3 Bf6 24.Rf2 Be5 25.Nxe5 Rxf2 26.Kxf2 Nxe5 27.Ke2 Rf8 28.Rf1 Rxf1 29.Kxf1 Qf6+ 30.Ke2 d5 31.exd5 Bxd5 32.Bxd5 exd5 33.h3 Kg7 34.Qf2 Qxf2+ 35.Kxf2 Kf6 36.Bb4 Kg6 37.Bc5 Nc6 38.b4 h6 39.a3 Kf7 40.Kg3 Kg7 41.h4 Kf7 42.h5 Ke8 43.Kf3 Ne5+ 44.Kg3 Nc6 45.Kf3 ½–½

So,Wesley (2540) - Megaranto,Susanto (3561) [B00]
JAPFA, Match, Jakarta Round 5, 19.04.2008
1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Nc3 e6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.h3 Bh5 7.d5 exd5 8.exd5 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Ne5 10.Qe2 h5 11.0–0–0 Be7 12.f4 Ned7 13.g3 c5 14.Bg2 0–0 15.g4 b5 16.g5 Nh7 17.Qxh5 b4 18.Ne4 Qa5 19.Kb1 Rab8 20.f5 Rfe8 21.Bf4 c4 22.Bxd6 Nhf6 23.gxf6 Nxf6 24.Qh4 Nxe4 25.Bxe7 Nc3+ 26.Kc1 b3 27.cxb3 cxb3 28.axb3 Qa1+ 0-1


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