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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen
Champions Showdown Chess 9LX (2020) (unorthodox), INT, rd 1, Sep-11
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[Event "Champions Showdown Chess 9LX"]
[Site " INT"]
[Date "2020.09.11"]
[EventDate "2020.09.11"]
[Round "1.5"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Maxime Vachier-Lagrave"]
[Black "Magnus Carlsen"]
[ECO "000"]
[WhiteElo "2778"]
[BlackElo "2863"]
[Source "TWIC"]
[PlyCount "132"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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1. e4 c5 2. Nb3 b6 3. Qe2 g6 4. O-O Ba6 5. d3 Nc6 6. g3 Nc7 7. Nc3 Bxc3 8. bxc3 g5 9. f4 gxf4 10. Bxf4 Ne6 11. e5 Qg7 12. Rde1 Rh8 13. Qh5 c4 14. Nc1 cxd3 15. cxd3 Qg6 16. Qd1 h5 17. Re3 h4 18. Ne2 O-O-O 19. d4 Na5 20. Be4 Qg7 21. Rf2 Rdg8 22. Bg2 Bb7 23. d5 Nxf4 24. Rxf4 hxg3 25. hxg3 Kb8 26. Qd3 Qh7 27. Qxh7 Rxh7 28. Nc1 Rc8 29. Nb3 Nc4 30. Re2 e6 31. d6 Rg7 32. Bxb7 Kxb7 33. Kg2 Rg5 34. Rfe4 Ka6 35. g4 b5 36. a4 bxa4 37. Ra2 a3 38. Nd2 Nxd2 39. Rxa3+ Kb6 40. Rb4+ Kc6 41. Ra6+ Kd5 42. Ra5+ Rc5 43. Rd4+ Kc6 44. Rxa7 Nc4 45. Rc7+ Kb5 46. Rxd7 Nxe5 47. Rb7+ Kc6 48. Rc7+ Kb6 49. Rb4+ Rb5 50. Rxb5+ Kxb5 51. d7 Nxd7 52. Rxd7 Rxg4+ 53. Kf3 f5 54. Re7 Re4 55. Rc7 Rc4 56. Re7 Rxc3+ 57. Kf4 Rc4+ 58. Kf3 Re4 59. Rc7 e5 60. Rc8 Rc4 61. Re8 Rf4+ 62. Kg3 Re4 63. Kf3 Kc5 64. Ra8 Kd5 65. Ra5+ Ke6 66. Ra6+ Ke7 0-1

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