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Magnus Carlsen vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
World Blitz Championship (2015), Berlin GER, rd 6, Oct-13
Indian Game: King's Indian. Fianchetto Variation (A49)  ·  1-0


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Oct-13-15  1 2 3 4: 36. Rc2 because the King and the Pawn were lined up.
Oct-13-15  apexin: Rook can eat the black pawn and white a and b pawns can advance,but i would say its a draw in the final position unless im missing something.
Oct-13-15  galdur: Next 56. Rf5 and black will be unable to both support his f-pawn and defend against the march of the a-pawn. Itīs an easy win.
Oct-14-15  Ayaend: It' a good game Maxime V. Try to sac to get a draw but Magnus C. Win this endgame , i would like play for Black the 30...Bxb4 or something for maybe a better chance to draw or win by mistake^^
Oct-14-15  Tempo Gambit: Good game one of the better ones this year
Oct-15-15  kirschbaum: Fianchetto Grunfeld.
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  PawnSac: < apexin: Rook can eat the black pawn and white a and b pawns can advance,but i would say its a draw in the final position unless im missing something. >

only that MVL probably flagged.

Jan-02-16  SimplicityRichard: <Kirschbaum>

Correct. A Fianchetto Grunfeld. This is second time I have observed this ECO error of this particular variation. Let's hope the mistake is not repeated otherwise we will have to rename the Neo-Grunfeld, the King's Indian Defence.#

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  morfishine: The first 4 moves by Black correspond to KID: 1...Nf6 2...g6 3...Bg7 & 4...O-O

The argument is due to 5...d5 the opening is now a Gruenfeld? Sorry, no dice

Conclusion: This is a KID that transposes into a Gruenfeld structure

In any case, transpositions are meaningless to me since these merely add the illusion that the commentator is brilliantly informed about different variations


May-15-19  macer75: Why were these two paired in round 1?
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