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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Sergey Volkov
European Individual Championship (2013), Legnica POL, rd 6, May-10
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation. Advance System (D15)  ·  1-0



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May-11-13  JPi: From 11.e6 until 1-0 this game is remarkable.
May-11-13  JPi: Seems that 13.Bg2 (xd5) was the new idea.
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  Eyal: <Seems that 13.Bg2 (xd5) was the new idea>

According to the big chessbase databse, 13.Bg2 (instead of the more usual 13.e4) has already appeared in several correspondence games in recent years, and all of them ended in a draw after Black played the "correct" (at least according to the computer) 13...Bf5. Volkov was clearly caught here unprepared - 13...Bg7?, removing protection from Nc5, is just a blunder, and after 14.Nxd5! White already has a decisive advantage.

May-12-13  Dr. Funkenstein: The extra 4 pawns at the end help white's cause.

Incredible tactics by Vachier-Lagrave, my favorite is 21. Rxb7! either exposing the king to a mating attack or winning back the rook while keeping the extra pawn

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