It is not often that one of the world’s best players is busted after little more than 20 moves.

Wang Yue is often referred to as “The Great Wall of China” because he is so incredibly solid. He very rarely loses, plays clean positional chess, and makes use of the chances afforded to him. To see him go down in flames with White so quickly was a real shock, but Bu Xiangzhi played well and took advantages of some rare errors by Wang.

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Samuel Shankland is a United States grandmaster ranked No. 7 in the country. He is a professional player and recipient of the Samford Fellowship in 2013, the most prestigious award in the United States for young chess players. He is at @GMShanky on Twitter and is also on Facebook.