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05-08-2013, 01:22 PM
The following article was published in the 41st year of my chess column in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 5th August 2013.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the GM tournament in Biel

(SUI). Bacrot,Etienne (2714) - Rapport,Richard (2693) [D44] 5.2 26/7
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.g3 Rg8 12.h4 Rxg5 13.hxg5 Nd5 14.g6 fxg6 15.Qg4 Qe7 16.Bg2 Kd8 17.Qxg6 Rb8 18.Bxd5 exd5 19.f4 Bg7 20.Qxc6 Rb6 21.Qxd5 Bb7 22.Qg8+ Nf8 23.Nd5 Qd7 24.Nxb6 axb6 25.d5 Qg4 26.Kf2 Qg6 27.Rae1 Bc8 28.Rh4 Bf5 29.Re3 Kc7 30.e6 Bb1 31.f5 Qf6 32.e7 Qxb2+ 33.Kf3 Qc1 34.d6+ Kb7 35.Qd5+ 10

Ding,Liren (2714) - Vachier-Lagrave,Maxime (2719) [A35] 4.2 25/7
1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 g6 7.h4 Bg7 8.h5 e6 9.h6 Bf6 10.Ne4 Be7 11.b4 cxb4 12.Bb2 00 13.Rc1 Bd7 14.Nc5 Rc8 15.00 b6 16.Nxd7 Qxd7 17.e4 Nf6 18.Qe2 Ng4 19.Bh3 Nxh6 20.Qe3 g5 21.Nxg5 f5 22.exf5 Nxf5 23.Qxe6+ Qxe6 24.Nxe6 Bc5 25.Rc4 h5 26.d4 Nfxd4 27.Nxd4 Ne5 28.Bxc8 10