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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Gibraltar Masters (2014), La Caleta GIB, rd 10, Feb-06
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A39)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Feb-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  JointheArmy: When I saw that this game went 27 moves, I thought it was another one of those "we're both 2700, how about a quick draw?" sort of games. But wow, was I wrong.

Has this been played before??

Feb-06-14  MelvinDoucet: 10. h3 is not very common. Usually it goes 10. e4, queen swap and quick draw, which is probably the best you can get out of this opening.
Feb-06-14  MountainMatt: A nice and, as far as I can tell, seemingly precise kamikaze drawing "attack" that obviously loses if not for the perpetual that MVL knew would result.
Feb-06-14  Shams: <MelvinDoucet> Interesting. At what point in the opening did White surrender realistic hope for an advantage, do you know?
Feb-06-14  Ed Frank: Crazy little draw.
Jul-31-22
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  whiteshark: <16... f5> as played here is more entertaining than the "straight forward draw" by <16...Nxc4> followed by 17...Nce3 as is H Melkumyan vs G Sargissian, 2014 The result remains unaffected by this...

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