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Levon Aronian vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Tromso Olympiad (2014), Tromso NOR, rd 3, Aug-04
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Panno (E84)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-04-14  fisayo123: No comment on this crazy game? MVL shows his tactical genius with the sac 14...Nxc4?!
Aug-04-14  Conrad93: Yeah, this is one of the best games in the Olympiad so far.
Aug-04-14  DrGridlock: 14 ... Nxc4 is "interesting" but not exactly sound.

22 Rf3 causes Black more difficult defense than 22 Bf4.

Aug-05-14  The17thPawn: Does 14...Nxc4 look like home prep to anyone else or just speculative play?
Aug-05-14  luzhin: Commenters above should note that after 14.f4 Black is going to lose a piece whatever he plays. And yes, 22.Rf3 seems to refute Black's play. The real mystery is why Aronian didn't play that.
Aug-10-14  DrGridlock: <luzhin: Commenters above should note that after 14.f4 Black is going to lose a piece whatever he plays.>

True, for every move except 14 ... b4!

Levon Aronian - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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Analysis by Komodo 5r1 32-bit :

1. ² (0.30): 14...b4 15.Nce2 h4 16.fxe5 dxe5 17.c5 Bb5 18.Bg5 hxg3 19.Nxg3 Bxf1 20.Rxf1 Rb5 21.c6 Qd6 22.Qf2 Qd8 23.Be3 Ra5 24.Rc2 Rb5 25.Qd2 Qd6 26.Qc1 Qd8 27.a4

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