Vachier-Lagrave Wins 6th Gyorgy Marx Memorial

Vachier-Lagrave Wins 6th Gyorgy Marx Memorial

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 5, 2008, 11:46 AM |
1 | Chess Event Coverage

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (pictured) is currently the second highest ranked French player at 2681 Elo, just 10 points behind Etienne Bacrot.  There have been so many high-quality chess events taking place recently that Maxime's win at the 6th Gyorgy Marx Memorial tournament in Hungary has been somewhat under-reported.

Maxime is a chess prodigy, attaining the Grandmaster title at the tender age of 14 years and 4 months - currently the 9th youngest person to do so.  He will be 18 in October and is now ranked 39th in the world and still rising ( his unoffical 'live rating' is currently 2702).

We are likely to see a lot more of Maxime in the future at strong chess events.

Here are the final standings from the tournament in Hungary:

1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime     FRA   2681 *   *   ½   ½   ½   ½   ½   1 1 1 1 ½   7
2 Beliavsky, Alexander G  SLO  2606 ½  ½  *  *  1 ½  1 ½  ½  1 0 ½  6
3 Berkes, Ferenc  HUN  2645 ½  ½  0 ½  *  *  ½  ½  ½  0 1 1 5
4 Sargissian, Gabriel  ARM  2660 ½  0 0 ½  ½  ½  *  *  ½  1 ½  ½   
5 Stellwagen, Daniël  NED  2616 0 0 ½  0 ½  1 ½  0 *  *  1 ½  4
6 Acs, Peter  HUN  2544 0 ½  1 ½  0 0 ½  ½  0 ½  *  *   

 

Here is Maxime's win against local favourite Peter Acs in the 4th round:

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