Maxime VachierLagrave wins Biel 2009


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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-08-01)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Biel 2009

Finally, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave emerged from the 2600 GM field to convincingly win the top tournament of Biel, a category 19 double round robin tournament, ahead of super GMs like Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Morozevich or Boris Gelfand. At eighteen and with a FIDE rating of 2703 he may be the next french good surprise in the top class players and bring some fresh blood in such tournaments. Does anyone have an opinion on his style of play or something ? :)

Tano-Urayoan Russi Roman    (2009-08-02 21:10:26)

Karpov said he knew he was a tactical player some moves he (Vachier-Lagrave) made against him (Karpov) in San Sebastian this year surprised him.

Nick Burrows    (2009-08-03 01:59:03)
Great game

This game is great!!

R Fontaine (2567)
Vachier Lagrave M. (2595)

French Championships (10)
Aix-les-Bains FRA, 2007

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Tano-Urayoan Russi Roman    (2009-08-05 18:13:29)
Another game

William Taylor    (2009-08-06 15:08:12)

That is a spectacular game, Nick.