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Mega-exciting game: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Alexander Grischuk : World Cup (2017)

♚Play turn style chess at Instructive game tags : World chess cup 2017, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, MVL, Grischuk, MVL vs Grischuk, Guioco piano, a5 weakening b5 square, White makes use of b5 square, d4 central pressure, Nxd4 threatening bishop on e6, black creates pressure on e4 pawn, white tactically defends e4 pawn indirectly via Bxf7 check and Qf3 check, Pawn sac on h3, pawn sacrifice, series of forcing moves, winning an exchange, rook infiltration, decisive rook infiltration, hard pressing example game [Event "World Cup"] [Site "Tbilisi GEO"] [Date "2017.09.14"] [EventDate "2017.09.03"] [Round "4.5"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Maxime Vachier-Lagrave"] [Black "Alexander Grischuk"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2783"] [PlyCount "87"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 a5 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 Ne7 12. d4 exd4 13. Nxd4 Bd7 14. Nf1 Ng6 15. Ng3 Re8 16. Bc4 c6 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Ba2 Re5 19. Qc2 Rae8 20. Nf3 R5e7 21. Bxc5 dxc5 22. Rad1 Bc8 23. Bc4 Qf4 24. Qd2 Be6 25. Bxe6 Rxe6 26. Qxf4 Nxf4 27. e5 N6d5 28. Ne4 Rg6 29. Nh4 Rge6 30. Nd6 Rb8 31. g3 Nxh3+ 32. Kg2 Ng5 33. f4 Nh7 34. f5 Re7 35. c4 Nc7 36. e6 fxe6 37. Ng6 Rd7 38. fxe6 Rdd8 39. Ne7+ Kf8 40. Nxc6 Rxd6 41. Nxb8 Ke7 42. Rxd6 Kxd6 43. Rd1+ Kxe6 44. Rd7 1-0 ►Kingscrusher chess resources: ►Kingscrusher's "Crushing the King" video course with GM Igor Smirnov: ►FREE online turn-style chess at or realtime at (use my discount code KINGICC for 10% off) ►Support the channel by donating via PayPal: ►Kingscrusher resources: ►Playlists: ►Follow me at Google+ : ►Play and follow broadcasts at Chess24: Thumbnail Grischuk By This photo was taken by Przemyslaw Jahr Autorem zdjecia jest Przemyslaw Jahr Wykorzystujac zdjecie prosze podac jako autora: Przemyslaw Jahr / Wikimedia Commons (Own work) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons Maxime Vachier Lagrave Maxime Vachier Lagrave By Euku (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons