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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Muhammad Khusenkhojaev
World Cup (2017), Tbilisi GEO, rd 1, Sep-04
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1-0


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  luzhin: Extraordinary passage of symmetrical K-side attacks from move 19-22. But trying to out-tactic Vachier-Lagrave is asking for trouble.
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  ChessHigherCat: The copycat variation! Why did black sac the Q with 26...Qxf5? I was looking at 26...Qe6? as an alternative but it doesn't look much better:

26. gxf3 Qe6 27. Qg5 Qf6 28. Nh6+! Kf8 (Kh8 29. Qxf6 Qxf6 30. Nxf7+) 29. Qxf6 gxf6 30. Bb3

Sep-04-17  siggemannen: 28. Qg5 and black has no time for Rdd2 due to 29.f6
Sep-07-17  avidfan: Hey <ChessHigherCat>, how appropriate the observation from one feline on the amusing "copycat" moves which almost produced symmetrical positions after 18...Qc8.

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Aug-10-18  Rat1960:
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