Youth Chess Talent: GM Yi Wei vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0

The current youngest Grandmaster in the world is now Yi Wei of China at 13 years, 8 months, and 23 days. The youngster completed his GM norms at the recently-concluded Reykjavik Chess Open 2013. Read a report on Yi Wei’s achievement at Chessblog.com. Here is also a nice game between the Chinese Grandmaster and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave at the Reykjavik Chess Open 2013.




Wei Yi (2501) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2715)

Result: 1-0
Site: Reykjavik ISL
Date: 2013.02.25

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 d6 4.O-O ¥d7 5.¦e1 ¤f6 6.c3 a6 7.¥f1 ¥g4 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 e5 10.d5 ¤d4 11.¥e3 ¤xf3+ 12.gxf3 ¥d7 13.a4 ¤h5 14.£b3 g5 15.£xb7 ¦g8 16.¤d2 g4 17.fxg4 ¦b8 18.£xa6 ¦xg4+ 19.¢h1 f5 20.exf5 ¦xb2 21.¥e2 ¤f6 22.¤c4 ¦xe2 23.¦xe2 ¥xf5 24.f3 ¦g6 25.¦g1 ¢f7 26.¦xg6 hxg6 27.¥g5 ¥e7 28.¥xf6 ¢xf6 29.¤xe5 £b8 30.¤g4+ ¢g5 31.¦xe7 £b1+ 32.¢g2 ¥d3 33.£a7 And Black resigns due to the heavy material loss. Here are also some interesting forced lines Houdini shows from here!

(33…£c2+ 34.¢g3 £g2+ 35.¢xg2 ¥f1+ 36.¢xf1 ¢h5 37.¦h7+ ¢g5 38.£e3+ ¢f5 39.¦f7# (0:00:27) 33.Qa7)
(33…£a2+ 34.¢g3 £g2+ 35.¢xg2 ¥f1+ 36.¢xf1 ¢h5 37.¦h7+ ¢g5 38.£e3+ ¢f5 39.¦f7# (0:00:27) 33.Qa7)
(33…£b2+ 34.¢g3 £g2+ 35.¢xg2 ¥f1+ 36.¢xf1 ¢h5 37.¦h7+ ¢g5 38.£e3+ ¢f5 39.¦f7# (0:00:13) 33.Qa7)

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