Mega-tactical chess game: Wesley So vs Ding Liren World Cup (2017)

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Instructive game tags: Trapped knight, knight and bishop vs rook, dangerous passed pawn, vacuum of weaknesses around king, Queen vs rook endgame

[Event “World Cup”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.21”]
[EventDate “2017.09.03”]
[Round “6.4”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Wesley So”]
[Black “Ding Liren”]
[ECO “D78”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[PlyCount “138”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 c6 6. O-O O-O
7. Nbd2 a5 8. b3 a4 9. Bb2 Bf5 10. e3 Nbd7 11. Qe2 Ne4
12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Qb5 Ra5 15. Qxb7 Nc5 16. Qb4
Nd3 17. Qd2 Rb5 18. Bc3 axb3 19. Ng5 b2 20. Rab1 Nxf2 21. Qxf2
Bxb1 22. Rxb1 e5 23. Nh3 exd4 24. exd4 Qc7 25. Qd2 Rfb8
26. Nf4 Qc4 27. Bxd5 Rxd5 28. Nxd5 Qxd5 29. Rxb2 Rc8 30. Rb3
h5 31. Bb2 Kh7 32. h3 Qe4 33. Qd3 Qe1+ 34. Qf1 Qd2 35. Qf2
Qd1+ 36. Qf1 Bxd4+ 37. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 38. Kh1 Qd5+ 39. Rf3 Rc3
40. Kg2 Qc6 41. h4 Kg8 42. a4 f6 43. a5 Kg7 44. a6 Rc2+
45. Kg1 Rc1 46. Rxf6 Rxf1+ 47. Rxf1 Qxa6 48. Kg2 Qe2+ 49. Rf2
Qe4+ 50. Kh2 g5 51. hxg5 h4 52. Rf4 Qe2+ 53. Kh3 hxg3 54. Kxg3
Kg6 55. Rf2 Qe3+ 56. Kg2 Kxg5 57. Rf3 Qe2+ 58. Kg3 Qe1+
59. Kg2 Kg4 60. Rf2 Qe4+ 61. Kh2 Kh4 62. Ra2 Qe5+ 63. Kg1 Qd4+
64. Kh2 Qd6+ 65. Kg1 Qc5+ 66. Kh2 Qc7+ 67. Kg1 Qb6+ 68. Kg2
Qb7+ 69. Kh2 Qb8+ 0-1

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Wesley So
By Euku (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Ding Liren
By Kgolp76 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Mega-tactical chess game: Wesley So vs Ding Liren World Cup (2017)
Mega-tactical chess game: Wesley So vs Ding Liren World Cup (2017)