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Nikita Vitiugov vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
GRENKE Chess Classic (2018), Karlsruhe GER, rd 6, Apr-06
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Immediate Fianchetto (E60)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-06-18
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  chessdgc2: White has played an impressive game despite an inferior opening.
Apr-06-18
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  Marmot PFL: <I have Vitiugov's book on the French -- I think it is very good>

I could use a good up to date French book. Actually all my opening books are about 10 years out of date.

Apr-06-18  Ulhumbrus: Can White compel Black to exchange the black squared bishop for the knight? Only if the knight helps to create some threat. This suggests that the white king needs to use the white squares to invade the black position, perhaps shielded by the white bishop. However in the meantime Black's king's bishop can attack White's e and f pawns. My present guess is a draw.
Apr-06-18
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: White did well to neutralize Black's gambit innovation and now has an extra pawn and tied down two Black pieces to the defense of the f5 pawn. Still can't figure out how he might activate his King. For example, 53.Ke2,Ba6+; 54.Kd1,Bd3.
Apr-06-18
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  ChessHigherCat: I'm basically limited to e-books because everything sent from abroad gets stuck in customs
Apr-06-18
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  chessdgc2: This game is drawn.....
Apr-06-18
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  Marmot PFL: <I'm basically limited to e-books because everything sent from abroad gets stuck in customs>

Seems to be a problem with South and Central America. When we ship to Europe, Asia, Canada there are usually no problems.

Apr-06-18
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  Marmot PFL: Sold Leonid Stein: Master of Risk Strategy to a guy in Brazil, took over 3 months to arrive.
Apr-06-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <I'm basically limited to e-books because everything sent from abroad gets stuck in customs>

<Marmot: Seems to be a problem with South and Central America. When we ship to Europe, Asia, Canada there are usually no problems.>

And to discover the culprit, I would have to play every customs agent to see which one has innovative ideas in the French.

Apr-06-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Amazon has it at the low-low price of $36 for the paperback! Their prices are totally insane, aren't they: Chess Informant - ISSUE 114
Chess Informant - ISSUE 1142012
by Garry Kasparov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Nikita Vitiugov and Mihail Marin $713.52(1 used offer)
Apr-06-18
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  chancho: https://www.alibris.com/booksearch?...
Apr-06-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Thanks, Chancho. The prices are a lot more reasonable but still no e-books. I bet there's some shyster Russian site that has scanned copies or PDFs of all of them, but you have to watch out for Polonium-dusted viruses
Apr-06-18
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  whiteshark: ♔:♔ C'mon, fight on!!!
Apr-06-18
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  ChessHigherCat: You can read it online for free here: http://padaread.com/?book=23747

They also say you can download it for free but that involves registering, which probably requires you to give you bank account details and left nut.

Apr-06-18
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  FSR: <chessgames> Switch to Caruana-Hou Yifan? Hou is pressing in the endgame.
Apr-06-18
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  whiteshark: Hou is flogging a dead horse?!
Apr-06-18
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  FSR: It's not so dead! Leko is coming up with all kinds of winning ideas for her.
Apr-06-18
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  morfishine: Hou - Caruana!
Apr-06-18
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Two good players in good form who were too good to lose. Still an interesting game to watch. Good defense by both.
Apr-06-18  SamAtoms1980: Why stop here, guys? Let's get a little fencing action going on. See which king is made of the stronger wood...... :-)
Apr-06-18
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  FSR: Caruana in deep doo-doo. Apparently if White doesn't force a draw against the Petroff he is in trouble (unless he's Karjakin).
Apr-06-18
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  zborris8: It's just one game broadcasted? Seems a waste today with Caruana's game.
Apr-06-18
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  Domdaniel: I reached exactly the same position in a recent game in USA.

I won, of course.

Apr-06-18  JPi: Vitiugov is a very solid player.
Apr-06-18
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  MissScarlett: That picture makes MVL look like a monk.
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