Questionable opening choice puts MVL in a big hole at the Jerusalem GP

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Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0
Jerusalem Grand Prix 2019
Semifinal - Game 1

1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 Nc6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. e5 Nxe3 10. fxe3 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 e6 13. h4 Ne7 14. f4 b5 15. Qc5 Nf5 16. Kf2 f6 17. Rd1 b4 18. Qxb4 Rb8 19. Qa3 fxe5 20. dxe5 Qe8 21. Bg2 Bxe5 22. fxe5 Nxh4+ 23. Kg1 Nxg2 24. Ne4 Rd8 25. Rc1 Qb5 26. Qe7 Rd7 27. Nf6+ Rxf6 28. Qxf6 Rf7 29. Qd8+ Rf8 30. Qxc7 Rf7 31. Qd8+ Rf8 32. Qe7 h5 33. Qxe6+ Kg7 34. Rc7+ Kh6 35. Rxh5+ Kxh5 36. Qh3+ 1-0

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