Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 8: Only one game was decisive. It was played between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nikita Vitiugov. White managed to hold up against the Caro Kann, but the soon Black’s Knight + Queen tango helped win the game for the Russian Grandmaster. Read a tournament report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King.


Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2722) – Vitiugov, Nikita (2712)

Result: 0-1
Site: St Petersburg, RUS
Date: 2013.04.30
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