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Pavel Simacek vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
European Championship (2012), Plovdiv BUL, rd 1, Mar-20
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  0-1



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Mar-21-12  OneArmedScissor: my main man Maxime "Heavy Metal Pit Stop" Vachier-Lagrave comes out swinging.
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  Penguincw: Vachier-Lagrave ended well, first tying up his opponent, and then dropped the bomb.
Mar-25-12  Ulhumbrus: The move 19 Kb1 is inconsistent with the move 18 Qf6. This is because the move 18 Qf6 deprives Black's King of the right to castle, while the move 19 Kb1 leads to an exchange of queens after the reply 19...Bg7 and so to safety for Black's King.

39....Bh3 displaces the bishop on g2 which defends the knight on f1 in the event of the skewer ...Ra1+ that attacks directly the king on c1 and which attacks indirectly the knight on f1

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