Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 5: French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has concluded the Paris leg of the super tournament with a sole-lead performance. This nice win over Russia’s Peter Svidler, Vachier-Lagrave heads to St Petersburg – for the second leg of the tournament – with a cool half-point lead over the rest of the field. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King below. This tough game is an endgame class.

Svidler, Peter (2747) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2722)

Result: 0-1
Site: Paris, FRA
Date: 2013.04.25
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