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Anthony Cornelis Kosten vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
French Championship (2005), Chartres FRA, rd 11, Aug-16
Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48)  ·  0-1


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Sep-05-05  TruthHurts: 11.Bg5 was a big threat, if it takes f6, if black takes back with the pawn it loses the knight, if black takes with the knight the foork is coming, but Vachier-Lagrave decided to play 11. ... Be6!?. Because he saw 14....Ng4!. First with 11. ... Be6 Fritz gives a significant advantage for white but suddenly when it saw the line calculated by the black it drops its evaluation to equality. Great play by the young hope. He also played very impressive after this line and finished in nice style exploiting very well his pawn advantage in the center.
Sep-05-05  trumbull0042: Can anyone explain 37. Bd3?

37. Bd3 exd3 38. Nxd3 Rf5 ... and White only gains a pawn for a bishop. What am I not seeing? Thank you.

Sep-05-05  Georgie Dubb: If 37...e4xd3 38.Te1xe5 and the King can hardly take the Rook : 38...Rf6xe5 ?? 39.Cb4xd3+ Re5-d5 40.Cd3xf2.
Sep-05-05  trumbull0042: Right, of course. Thanks for the clarification.

37...Ba4 is a great move then, with the d-pawn then threatening to fork the rooks.

Sep-05-05  dac1990: This gets my vote for the gem of the tournament. Any other candidates?
Sep-07-05  TruthHurts: Hmm it gets my vote too...
Sep-07-05  THE pawn: Wow, marvelous game. Now that there is Carlsen, Karjakin, Wang Hao and Maxime Lagrave, Kasparov looks old hhehehe.
Sep-08-05  alexandrovm: <the pawn> are u kidding? Like Kasparov himself said once, I feel like a dinosour between this yougsters :)
Sep-08-05  THE pawn: I mean, Kasparov could eat them all yeah, but we don't have to worry about the future of chess with these guys.
Sep-08-05  alexandrovm: And Kasparov meant, "I just feel so old between this young stars, as old as a dinosour" :)
Feb-14-06  XMarxT3hSpot: yeah..37...Ba4 is a great move. White couldn't do 39.Rxe5 due to 39...Bc2+
Feb-15-06  XMarxT3hSpot: sry double post..

anyone think 17.Kb1 is better? While I understand that 17.e3 opens diagonal for bishop, Black eventually did the Kb1 move and for opening diagonal I think it's better to do e4 - trapping the stranded knight..

So my idea is 17. Kb1 Rxa8 18.h3 Ne4 seems that it doesn't make any difference with the actual line...sry for bothering...

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