A key game in the Alekhine Chess Memorial 2012 Round 2 was between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Ding Liren. You can read a full report of the round on Chess Blog.


Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2722) – Ding, Liren (2707)

Result: 1-0
Site: Paris, FRA
Date: 2013.04.22
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