The
Turkish Isbank Chess Super League 2015 
took place 4-15 August in Kocaeli, Turkey. A total of 14 teams participate, composed of eight main payers and additional reserves.

Among the top players of the event include GM Wesley So, GM Esen Baris, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, GM Eltaj Safarli, GM Dragan Solak, GM Pentala Harikrishna, GM Vladislav Artemiev, GM Alexander Ipatov, GM Ivan Cheparinov, GM Ivan Salgado Lopez, GM Ferenc Berkes, GM Anna Ushenina, GM Boris Grachev.

Below are games of GM Wesley So which I think in a sub-par performance. The tournament serve as his preparation for Sinquefield Cup 2015 starting this August 24, 2015 which includes current World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and rest of the Top 10 in the rating list.

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.04
Round:  1.6
Board:  1
White: Berkes, Ferenc – 2659
Black:  So, Wesley – 2779
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D43 – QGD semi-Slav

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 g6 8. Bd3 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. cxd5 exd5 11. b4 Be6 12. Na4 Qe7 13. Rb1 b6 14. Qc2 Rc8 15. Rfc1 Nd7 16. h3 h5 17. Rb3 g5 18. Nd2 Bf8 19. Bf5 Qf6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Nf1 b5 22. Nc5 Bxc5 23. bxc5 Rf8 24. e4 dxe4 25. Ng3 Qg6 26. Qxe4 Qxe4 27. Nxe4 g4 28. hxg4 hxg4 29. Rg3 Rf4 30. f3 Raf8 31. Ng5 R8f6 32. Re1 Rxd4 33. Nxe6 Rc4 34. f4 Kf7 35. Nd8+ Kf8 36. Ne6+ Kf7 37. Nd8+ Kf8 38. Ne6+ Kf7 39. Nd8+   1/2-1/2

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.05
Round:  2.1
Board:  1
White: So, Wesley – 2779
Black:  Volkov, Sergey – 2589
Result: 1-0
ECO: C11 – French, Steinitz, Boleslavsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 b5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Bd3 Qb6 11. Bf2 Bb7 12. O-O Rc8 13. Rae1 g6 14. f5 gxf5 15. Bxf5 Bxf2+ 16. Rxf2 Na5 17. Qh6 d4 18. Ne4 exf5 19. Nd6+ Kd8 20. Nxf7+ Kc7 21. e6 Bxf3 22. Qf4+ Kb7 23. exd7      1-0

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.06
Round:  3.7
Board:  1
White: Yilmaz, Mustafa – 2582
Black:  So, Wesley – 2779
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D45 – QGD semi-Slav, Stoltz variation

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 b5 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O a6 11. Ng5 Qc7 12. e4 Bxh2+ 13. Kh1 c5 14. e5 cxd4 15. exf6 Nxf6 16. f4 Bg3 17. Qd3 dxc3 18. Qxg3 h6 19. Nh3 Ne4 20. Qe3 Bb7 21. Nf2 Nxf2+ 22. Rxf2 Rfc8 23. a3 Qa5 24. Qd4 c2 25. b4 Qd8 26. Qxd8+ Rxd8 27. Be3 a5 28. Rff1 axb4 29. axb4 Ra4 30. Rac1 Ra3 31. Bf2 Rd2 32. Bxb5 Rb3 33. Ba4 Rb2 34. b5 Ra2 35. Bb3 Rb2 36. Ba4 Be4 37. b6 Ra2 38. Bb5 Ra5 39. Be1 Bxg2+ 40. Kg1 Rxb5 41. Bxd2 Bxf1 42. Kxf1 Rxb6 43. Rxc2 Rb5 44. Rc7 g5 45. fxg5 hxg5 46. Be3 Rf5+ 47. Kg2 Kg7 48. Rc5 e5 49. Rc6 f6 50. Rc4 Kg6 51. Ra4 Kh5 52. Ra8 Kg6 53. Ra4 Kf7 54. Ra7+   1/2-1/2

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.07
Round:  4
Board:  1
White: Moiseenko, Alexander – 2710
Black:  So, Wesley – 2779
Result: 1/2-1/2

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 a6 4. e3 b5 5. a4 Bb7 6. b3 e6 7. axb5 axb5 8. Rxa8 Bxa8 9. bxc4 bxc4 10. Bxc4 Nf6 11. O-O Be7 12. Qa4+ Nbd7 13. Ne5 O-O 14. Nc6
Bxc6 15. Qxc6 Qa8 16. Qxa8 Rxa8 17. Nd2 c5 18. Bb2 Rb8 19. Rb1 cxd4 20. Bxd4 Rxb1+ 21. Nxb1   1/2-1/2

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.08
Round:  6
Board:  2.1
White: Kuzubov, Yuriy – 2638
Black:  So, Wesley – 2779
Result: 1/2-1/2

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Nc3 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Nd2 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 a5 16. Nde4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 Bb4 18. Rac1 c6 19. Nc5 Bxc5 20. Qxc5 Qc7 21. Rfd1    1/2-1/2

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.11
Round:  8
Board:  3.1
White: Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  – 2735
Black:  So, Wesley – 2779
Result: 1/2-1/2

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 c5 5. Bxf6 Bxf6 6. Ne4 Bxd4 7. Nxd4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 O-O 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. O-O-O d6 11. h4 Qa5 12. Qxa5 Nxa5 13. h5 Be6 14. b3 Rac8 15. Kb2 d5 16. Ng5 Bf5 17. c3 Rfd8 18. hxg6 hxg6 19. e4 Bxe4 20. f3 Bf5 21. g4 Bd7 22. Rxd5 Nc6 23. Rd2 Ne5 24. Rd5 f6 25. Rxe5 fxe5 26. Bc4+ Rxc4 27. bxc4 Rc8 28. Rh7 Re8 29. Rh6 Kg7 30. Rh7+ Kg8 31. Rh2 Kg7 32. Re2 Kf6 33. Nh7+ Kg7 34. Ng5 Kf6 35. Ne4+ Kg7   1/2-1/2

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.12
Round:  9
Board:  5.1
White:  So, Wesley – 2779
Black:  Mamedov, Nidjat – 2597
Result:  1-0

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 b6 12. O-O Bb7 13. Rfe1 Nd7 14. a4 Rc8 15. Bd3 Qc7 16. a5 h6 17. Ra3 Qd6 18. Qb2 Rc7 19. axb6 axb6 20. Nd2 Rfc8 21. h3 b5 22. Rb3 e5 23. Nf3 exd4 24. Nxd4 Nc5 25. Nxb5 Qb6 26. Nxc7 Qxb3 27. Qxb3 Nxb3 28. Nb5 Rc1 29. Rxc1 Nxc1 30. Bb1 Ba6 31. Nd6 Kf8 32. Nf5 Ne2+ 33. Kh2 Bc8 34. Ne3 Be6 35. Bd3 Nc3 36. f4 f6 37. Kg3 Ke7 38. Kf3 Kd6 39. h4 Kc5 40. Ba6 Kd4 41. Nc2+ Kc5 42. Ne3 Kd4 43. Bb7 Nb5 44. Bd5 Bxd5 45. Nf5+ Kc5 46. exd5 g6 47. Nxh6 f5 48. Nf7 Nd4+ 49. Ke3 Kxd5 50. Nh8 Ne6 51. Nxg6 Ng7 52. Kf3 Ke6 53. Ne5 Kf6 54. Nc4 Nh5 55. Ne3 Ng7 56. h5 Ne6 57. Kg3 Nf8 58. Kh4 Ne6 59. g3 Nf8 60. Nd5+ Ke6 61. Kg5 Kxd5 62. Kxf5   1-0

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.13
Round:  11
Board:  4.1
White: So, Wesley – 2779
Black: Harikrishna, Pentala – 2740
Result: 1/2-1/2

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6  3. Bb5 Nf6  4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 11. g4 Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. Nd2 Ke8  14. Ne4 Rd8 15. Bf4 Be7 16. b3 Be6 17. c4  h6 18. Kg2 a5 19. Be3 h5 20. f3 hxg4 21. hxg4 f5 22. exf6 gxf6 23. Rxd8+ Bxd8 24. Rd1 Kf7 25. Bd4 Rg8 26. Kf2 f5 27. gxf5 Bxf5 28. Be5 Bxe4 29. fxe4 Ke6 30. Bf4 Rf8 31. Kg3 Rh8 32. Rd2 Bf6 33. Rh2 Rxh2 34. Kxh2 Be5 35. Kg3 Bd6 36. Kf3 c5 37. Bd2 b6 38. Bf4 Kf6 39. Kg4 Ke6 40. Kg5 Be7+ 41. Kh5 Bd6 42. Kg4 Kf6 43. Kf3 Ke6 44. Bd2 Be5 45. Ke3 Kf6 46. Kd3 Ke6 47. Kc2 Kf6 48. Bc3 Bxc3 49. Kxc3 Ke5 50. Kd3 Kf4  51. a3 c6 52. a4 Kg5 53. Ke3 Kg4 54. Ke2 Kf4 55. Kd3 Kg5 56. Ke3     1/2-1/2

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.14
Round:  12
Board:  5.1
White: Cheparinov Ivan – 2690
Black:  So, Wesley – 2779
Result: 1-0

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 b6 9. Rd1 Nbd7 10. Bf4 Bb7 11. Ne5 Nh5 12. Bd2 Nhf6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Nc6 Bxc6 15. Qxc6 Rc8 16. Qb5 Ne8 17. Qd3 Nd6 18. Nc3 Nc4 19. Bc1 Bb4 20. e4 Bxc3 21. bxc3 dxe4 22. Bxe4 Nf6 23. Bb7 Rc7 24. Ba6 Qd5 25. Rb1 Rd8 26. Bf4 e5 27. Bxe5 Nxe5 28. dxe5 Qxd3 29. Bxd3 Rcd7 30. Bc2 Rxd1+ 31. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 32. Bxd1 Ne4 33. c4 a5 34. Bb3 g5 35. f3 Nc5 36. Bc2 h6 37. Kf2 f6 38. exf6 Kf7 39. Ke3 Kxf6 40. f4 gxf4+ 41. Kxf4 Nd7 42. Ke4 Ke6 43. Bd1 Ne5 44. Be2 Nc6 45. a3 Ne7 46. h4 Kd6 47. g4 Ke6 48. g5 hxg5 49. hxg5 Ng6 50. Bg4+ Kd6 51. Bh5 Nf8 52. g6 Ne6 53. Bg4 Ng7 54. a4 Ke7 55. Kd5    1-0

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Event: Turkey Super League 2015
Site:  Kocaeli TUR
Date: 2015.08.15
Round:  13
Board:  3.1
White:  So, Wesley – 2779
Black: Zhigalko, Sergei – 2654
Result:  1-0

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 d6 7. b4 e5 8. e3 Re8 9. Bb2 h6 10. Be2 Bf5 11. O-O Nbd7 12. d3 c6 13. a4 a5 14. b5 c5 15. e4 Bg4 16. h3 Bxf3 17. Bxf3 Nf8 18. g3 Ne6 19. Bg2 Nd4 20. Rae1 Kf8 21. f4 Ke7 22. Qd2 b6 23. h4 Kd7 24. Bh3+ Kc7 25. Bxd4 cxd4 26. fxe5 dxe5 27. Rc1 Qd6 28. c5 bxc5 29. Rxc5+ Qxc5 30. Rc1 Nd7 31. Rxc5+ Nxc5 32. Qa2 Kb6 33. Qd5 Rac8 34. Bxc8 Rxc8 35. Qxf7 Nxd3 36. Qe6+ Kb7 37. Qa6+ Kb8 38. Qb6+ Ka8 39. Qxa5+ Kb8 40. Qb6+ Ka8 41. Qa6+ Kb8 42. b6 Rc1+ 43. Kg2 Rc2+ 44. Kf1 Rc1+ 45. Ke2    1-0

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