Riga Grand Prix Final 1: Mamedyarov strikes first
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Riga Grand Prix Final 1: Mamedyarov strikes first

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov needs only a draw in the second classical game to win the 2019 Riga FIDE Grand Prix after crushing Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s Grünfeld in the first. As in the semi-final against Wesley So, an opening novelty almost immediately gave the Azerbaijan star a winning position, while Maxime will have had painful memories of the final round of the Zagreb Grand Chess Tour. Back then it was Magnus Carlsen who did unspeakable things to his Grünfeld Defence.




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