This Is FIDE World Cup 2021… Take My Queen

The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves:
1. e4 e6
In this game against French defense French GM Etienne Bacrot is choosing the sharp Alekhine-Maroczy gambit to surprise his opponent!
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Etienne Bacrot (2678) vs Pavel Ponkratov (2627)
FIDE World Cup 2021 round 04-01
C15 French Defense: Winawer Variation, Alekhine-Maróczy Gambit
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Ne2 dxe4 5. a3 Be7 6. Nxe4 Nf6 7. Qd3 Nc6 8. Be3 O-O 9. O-O-O Ng4 10. h4 f5 11. Ng5 h6 12. Nf3 Bd6 13. g3 Rb8 14. c4 b5 15. c5 Be7 16. Nf4 b4 17. a4 b3 18. Qc3 Nf6 19. Bb5 Ne4 20. Qxb3 Na5 21. Qa2 a6 22. Nxe6 Bxe6 23. Qxe6+ Kh8 24. Bd7 Rf6 25. Ne5 Rxb2 26. Kxb2 Qb8+ 27. Ka3 Rxe6 28. Bxe6 Qb6 29. Bf7 Qf6 30. Bg5 Nxg5 31. hxg5 Qxg5 32. Rb1 g6 33. Rb8+ Kh7 34. Rd1 Bf6 35. Bxg6+ Kg7 36. Bf7 Kh7 37. Bg8+ Kg7 38. Bd5 Kh7 39. Rg8 Bg7 40. Re8 Bxe5 41. Rxe5 Qg4 42. Rd3 f4 43. Kb4 fxg3 44. Re7+
1-0
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Video Thumbnail Credits:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Etienne_Bacrot_2013(2).jpg
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pavel_Ponkratov_Rilton_Cup_2009.jpg
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