Vachier-Lagrave Forces Beautiful Mate-In-Six Vs London Towers

Vachier-Lagrave Forces Beautiful Mate-In-Six Vs London Towers

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Mar 7, 2018, 3:50 PM |
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With the Marseille Migraines locked into a playoff spot and the London Towers locked into relegation, this was a match primarily fought for glory. In this battle, the Migraines came out ahead despite the Towers holding GM Gozzoli (4/4 last week) to only a point.

The undoubted match highlight was this final-round finish by GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave against GM Gawain Jones. Instead of plodding through a winning endgame, Vachier-Lagrave saced one of his two rooks for a beautiful mate in six!

2018 PRO Chess League | Round 9 | London Towers vs Marseille Migraines

Towers Migraines Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Etienne Bacrot Yannick Gozzoli Marc Andria Maurizzi 9.5
Gawain Jones 2.5
Roman Yanchenko 2
Peter Roberson 1
Thomas Rendle 1
6.5 3.5 3 1 2

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