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Fabiano Caruana vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Champions Showdown Chess 9LX (2020) (unorthodox), lichess.org INT, rd 2, Sep-11
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Sep-12-20
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  Dionysius1: Why didn't MVL save his B at 29...?
Sep-12-20
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  Sokrates: Hm. I don't have computer aid, so this is my spontaneous explanation.

If the B leaves the diagonal a3-f8 (to a7/f2/g1 and even d4) white plays 30.Re7 and I can't see how a mate on b7 can be saved.

29.-Bf8 30. Rb6 - same issue.

29.-Bxb4 30.Rb6 etc.

Sep-12-20
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  Dionysius1: Thanks <Sokrates>!

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