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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Hikaru Nakamura Semifinal Blitz (2016) (blitz), INT, rd 29, Aug-24
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Muzio Gambit (C25)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Yes, a Vienna Game version of the Double Muzio Gambit played by two Super-GMs ending in a 12-move victory for White. Thine eyes deceiveth thee not. But it was just a blitz game played after the match was already decided; so, not such a big deal.

According to Leonard Barden at the Guardian UK website, 7.Bxf7 was a blunder and 8...Qg5 would have refuted the attack. The addition of 2.Nc3,Nc6 seems to change the evaluation of the opening. In a straightforward Muzio (as if the Muzio is *ever* straightforward), the Double Muzio is legitimately dangerous.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: 8...♕g5 was the best, but Black was still winning after 8...♗h6. The losing blunder was 9...♘xd4. 9...♘f6 looks best, and even 9...♕f6 is OK, with an evaluation of around -2.
Nov-04-21  VerySeriousExpert: Dear Mr. Sarfati, I disagree to your comments about the 9th winning moves, sorry. I think, the best 9th move is 9...Kg7! (Rick Kennedy and Yury Bukayev indicated it: ).

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