Top-Heavy Marseille Migraines Topple Ljubljana Turtles
Do the Marseille Migraines have the best top-three boards in the PRO Chess League? GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot, and Yannick Gozzoli are single-handedly sufficient to defeat many teams.
They had to do just that this week as all of their top boards scored 3/4 while their much lower-rated fourth board, Marc Andria Maurizzi, wasn't able to claim a point today. The Turtles also played without their usual board one, Luka Lenic, who has been excellent. In his place, Jure Borisek was undefeated with 3/4.
The match highlight was this excellent finish from Vachier-Lagrave whoso pawns defeated White's knight in the endgame.
2018 PRO Chess League | Week 4 | Marseille Migraines vs Ljubljana Turtles
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