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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Noel Studer
European Club Cup (2015), Skopje MKD, rd 2, Oct-19
Hungarian Opening: Indian Defense (A00)  ·  1-0



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Oct-19-15  coolconundrum: That was fun.
Oct-19-15  Conrad93: Not really an uncommon opening. The position looks like a Catalan.
Oct-19-15  MindCtrol9: Yes,M Lagrave did not need his Queen to win.He had fun,Black had pain.
Oct-19-15  Garech: Wow, MVL makes it look effortless to win with such tactics, great game!


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  whiteshark: Kind of Catalan position after <1. g3 Nf6 2. Bg2 d5 3. Nf3 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. c4 c6 7. Nc3 dxc4 8. Ne5>

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although there's a bunch of transpositions possible. Note the high % of white wins Opening Explorer

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  Domdaniel: White played 7.Nc3 as if to encourage Black's 7...dxc4, but the pawn capture isn't a great idea in this position. It's better a move earlier, instead of 6...c6. Nuances such as this are one reason I like to play these 'Catalan by Transposition' openings. Another reason being the huge attacks White can whip up out of clear sky.

That's a mixed metaphor for a mixed opening.

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