Quadruple Fianchetto | Wesley So vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave | Grand Chess Tour, Paris 2018

Wesley So has white in this featured game against France’s long-time #1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. This rapid time control game is from the 2nd leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour which is being held in Paris, France. A quiet/not heavy on theory line is chosen with the 4 bishops fianchettoed. We observe a little copy cat until move 9, but soon a check would hit, producing some small imbalances. What imbalance would have the greatest impact on this game of inches battle?

Wesley So picture (minus background and slight outline blur)
by Lennart Ootes lennartootes.com

1. Nf3 c5 { A04 Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation } 2. b3 b6 3. Bb2 Bb7 4. c4 Nf6 5. g3 g6 6. Bxf6 exf6 7. Nc3 Bxf3 8. exf3 Nc6 9. Bg2 Bg7 10. Qe2+ Kf8 11. O-O f5 12. f4 Bf6 13. Rae1 Kg7 14. Qd3 Rc8 15. Re3 Nd4 16. Nb5 a6 17. Nxd4 Bxd4 18. Re2 Re8 19. Rfe1 Rxe2 20. Qxe2 d6 21. Qe7 Bf6 22. Qb7 a5 23. Bd5 Rc7 24. Qxb6 Re7 25. Rxe7 Qxb6 26. Rxf7+ Kh8 27. Rf8+ Kg7 28. Rf7+ Kh8 29. Rxf6 Qb4 30. Rxd6 Qxd2 31. Rc6 Qd4 32. Kg2 Kg7 33. Rc7+ Kh8 34. h4 h5 35. a4

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