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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Alexandra Kosteniuk
"Kost-conscious" (game of the day Jan-29-2016)
International Championship of Paris (2008), Paris FRA, rd 5, Jul-02
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89)  ·  1-0


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  arsen387: This guy must be a Q sac expert! In almost all of his games that I saw he sac'ed a Q in a spectacular way! Look also R Fontaine vs M Vachier Lagrave, 2007 and D Pira vs M Vachier Lagrave, 2008 . I think he already deserves much more attention
Jul-14-08  computer chess guy: Black could have tried 22 .. ♕xf3 23. ♖xf1 ♕xe4 24. ♖ae1 ♕g6 25. ♗xf8 ♖xf8, winding up with a Queen vs Rook+Bishop in the endgame.
Jul-16-08  ionnn: I like this one too :
G Goldstein vs M Vachier Lagrave, 2004
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  arsen387: <ionnn> wow, another great Q sac by Maxime. Thanks for pointing it. I think I'll make a game collection with all that Q sac games by him
Sep-05-10  Whitehat1963: Wow! What an amazing game!
Nov-03-10  Whitehat1963: This game deserves A LOT more notice!
Jan-29-16  The Kings Domain: Who said Queen sacrifices are no longer possible nowadays?

Memorable game. Vachier-Lagrave at his best is Chess at one of its most aesthetic and instructive.

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  morfishine: Click thru this one real fast and you'll be dizzy for the rest of the day
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  catlover: The queen sacrifice and the play that followed are spectacular, but I also like Legrave's offer to sacrifice the exchange on move 18.
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  kevin86: Both sides queen in this thrilla.
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  offramp: <The Kings Domain: Who said Queen sacrifices are no longer possible nowadays?>

Robert James Fischer.

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