Jun 17, 2015
This is a round 1 game from Norway Chess 2015 between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian which is being held in Stavanger, Norway. The 2015 edition of Norway Chess is the first event of the Grand Chess Tour. After just a dozen moves out the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Ragozin variation Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s (white) pawn structure is severely compromised. However as compensation Vachier-Lagrave has a slight lead in development and piece activity, whereas Levon Aronian enjoys better king safety due to his slightly better pawn structure.
Sep 3, 2014
This is the 7th round game between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Fabinao Caruana from the 2nd Sinquefield Cup chess tournament of 2014. Caruana looks to make chess history, entering this 7th round game with a perfect 6 out of 6 score. Can he run a perfect 7 wins out of 7 games in top level play or will Vachier-Lagrave be able to finally put an end to Caruana’s perfect streak? The tournament was held in the United States – Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). This tournament’s 6 competitors (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) have an average rating of nearly 2802, making it the strongest tournament in chess history.