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Georg Meier vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
World Cup (2009) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-26
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Donner Defense (E94)  ·  0-1



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Nov-27-09  DiscoJew: a magnum opus...what a terrific KID!After the early middlegame black has an aggressive position... the sequence black initiates with 20...h6, followed by 22...f4 is very edge of your seat stuff from black but rather remarkable (begins deceptive counterattacking position from the defence...culminating with 24...Nxf5! Later, the other Knight is truly sacked , and that to me is why this game is so interesting.Blacks terrific bind on the position and attacking soon commenced, and result with a splendid result from young Lavgrave.
Nov-27-09  Alphastar: <DiscoJew>

The attack only seems to yield a draw if white had played 35. Qe2 and claimed a three-fold repetition, but apparently he wanted more.

Nov-27-09  JohnBoy: <Disco> - This game definitely took some stones on the part of Lagrave. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. But I believe VL would have been a dead-man-walking had white played 31.Re2 Rag8 32.Nd5.
Nov-27-09  lopium: Interesting, at move 25 Rybka's 3 evaluation is +2.14 at depth 16. It suggests 25.Kh1 instead of Qxh5, passing to +0.84. Also according to Rybka, 34.Qb5 seems to win. And 35.Re2 was the loser move.
May-18-18  Shadow4523: Every generation there is a tal,then botvinik and capa,

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