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2021 Meltwater CCTF Chess24

01/10/2021 –    The 2021 Meltwater CCTF Chess24 event is filled with many exciting games. New opening variations are shared by the super GMs to the chess public. The kiddies, juniors, seniors, and even Master/Expert level chess players enjoyed this learning experience.

Our topic is this chess blog edition (no. 34) is  about the games of the two super GMs Vladislav Artemiev (Russia) and Maxime Vachier Lagrave (France) in the 2021 Meltwater CCTF Chess24. They both won against GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway) using the Sicilian Defense. Let’s find out how and why they win.  Learn from it.  Enjoy…..keep safe always.

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CHESS BLOG No. 34 : Date: 01 October 2021

The Sicilian vs. 3. b3 line

1st Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

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The 3.b3 line is one of white's sideline moves versus the Sicilian Defense. Placing the bishop at b2 takes control of the a1-h8 diagonal. GM Artemiev prepared something unusual to counter white's 3. b3 set-up.

The Sicilian Bb5 vs. Najdorf

2nd Game: Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 2)

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The 3. Bb5 move is to exchange the white bishop for white's quick development at kingside. GM Vachier Lagrave played aggressively, not allowing GM Carlsen to gain a comfortable position. This game is very exciting, with tactics in all corners...

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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Author: FMJesse

Chess Title: FIDE Master FIDE Chess Rating: 2339 Chess Book Author: Education: Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) Founder: Memory Chisel University: Western Sydney University

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