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Peter Svidler vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Alekhine Memorial (2013), Paris/St Petersburg FRA/RUS, rd 5, Apr-25
Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Variation (D70)  ·  0-1



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Apr-25-13  Maatalkko: Great game by MVL. Just noting two things. 1) All four games between MVL and Svidler have been won by Black, with a standard and a blitz win for each player 2) This was Svidler's 27th game in 41 days, since the start of the Candidates. He needs a break.
Apr-25-13  Ulhumbrus: 3...e6 weakens the black squares.

The exchange 5 cxd5 frees Black's queen's bishop. An alternative to 5 cxd5 is 5 Nc3.

If after 6...dxe4 White's centre is going to become a target instead of a weapon, this suggests 6 e5 instead of 6 Nc3.

An alternative to 7 fxe4 is the pawn sacrifice 7 Bc4 ef 8 Nxf3

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  al wazir: It's hard to ague with success, but 27...Ree2 looks like a faster win.
Apr-26-13  Blunderdome: What if 32. Nd3 ?
Apr-26-13  Shams: <Blunderdome> I think 32...Bd4+ and 33...Rxa2.
Apr-26-13  Nerwal: What happened in this game ? I liked white's position after 13. 0-0, After 23... ♖fe8 not so much. Was it wrong to go for the complications from 16. ♘b5 ?
Apr-26-13  Ulhumbrus: <al wazir: It's hard to ague with success, but 27...Ree2 looks like a faster win.> On 27...Ree2 one way for Black to lose is 28 cxb7+ Kxb7 29 Rxb5+ Ka6 30 a4 Rxg2+ 31 Kf1 Rxh2 32 Rc6 mate
Apr-26-13  inmate5: 8. Qa4+ (?) Nc6 9. d5 Nxe4 10. dc6 Qh4+ 11. g3 Nxc3 ... Does this make sense?
Apr-27-13  The17thPawn: Svidler getting beaten by the Grunfeld is a rare treat as he is a Grunfeld specialist himself.
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