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Maxime Vachier Lagrave vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Grand Prix Riga (2019), Riga LAT, rd 4, Jul-23
Giuoco Piano Game: Main Line, Giuoco Pianissimo Variation (C50)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. h3 a5 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Bb5 Qb8 11. Nf1 Qa7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 Ne7 14. a4 Rad8 15. Bc4 Bxc4 16. Nxc4 Nd7 17. d4 Qa6 18. Ne3 Rfe8 19. Qc2 exd4 20. Nxd4 c6 21. Ndf5 Nf6 22. Rad1 Nc8 23. f3 d5 24. Qf2 Re6 25. Qg3 Ne8 26. exd5 cxd5 27. Nxd5 Kf8 28. Qh4 Rd7 29. Nde3 Ncd6 30. Nd4 Re5 31. Ng4 Rd5 32. Ne5

The Riga FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in the National Library of Latvia from July 12-24 2019. The 16-player knockout is the 2nd of four legs of the 22-player Grand Prix series that will determine two places in the 2020 Candidates Tournament. Players compete in 3 of the 4 tournaments, which each have a 130,000 euro prize fund, with 24,000 for 1st place. There are also from 1 (quarterfinal loser) to 8 (winner) Grand Prix points available, plus an additional point for each match win without tiebreaks. The overall series prize fund is 280,000, with 50,000 for 1st place.

Each round consists of two games of classical chess, with a time control of 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 min to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. If the match is tied two 25+10 rapid games are played. If still tied, there are two 10+10 games, then two 5+3. Finally a single Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4 (with a 2-second increment from move 61) but Black wins the match with a draw. Leading partners of the series are PhosAgro and Kaspersky Lab. Official website:

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