Saturday, October 20, 2007

GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave: I'm playing sharper than the others

Chessdom: How would you best define your chess style?

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave: I would describe myself as a pure calculator: I almost exclusively calculate lots of variations during my games. However, I have improved my strategical and technical play, but I am still stronger in very complicated positions, and when I need to calculate in endgames. One of my strength (or weakness, I still don't know) is that I may take great risks, but they are very carefully calculated, meaning I can hardly bluff: if I am sure a sac is wrong, even if the refutation is far from being obvious. On the other side, I am more confident when I take risks.

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