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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs A R Saleh Salem
FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2017), Moscow RUS, rd 5, May-16
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Rather an "oops" moment for Black with 34...Nc4 (36...Rxf6; 37.Nd5+). Odd position after 14...Bc8--White had castled and developed all five of his pieces (the Rh1 didn't even need to move!), whilst all of Black's remain on their original squares.
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There is a difference in development.

But the Caro-Kann is solid. White has no breakthrough.

May-16-17  JimNorCal: <offramp>. the Caro-Kann is solid. White has no breakthrough.

Truer words were sometimes spoken! Oops

May-19-17  Sokrates: 14.-Bc8 is incomprehensable to me. My make way for the retreat of the B on the diagonal b1-h7 when you don't use it? IMO the B is much more active on g6 or h7 than c8. Clearly, MVL demonstrated his far more deep and subtle play in this game.
May-19-17  Nerwal: 14... ♗h7 is met by 15. ♗h5 (Δ ♘e6) and 14... ♗g6 by 15. f4. Basically Black has already problems everywhere due to lack of development.

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