Vachier-Lagrave barrage attack | The corner of the immortals

Giving up a pawn for the initiative is an idea almost as old as chess. And it is still fully valid because not even the devastating irruption of computers has refuted it, although it is true that these deliveries now require a little more care and precision. The basic concept is that the extra pawn can only be used later in the fight, while initiative is a very dangerous weapon in the hands of a good attacker.

Like Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (born in 1990), in the elite for more than a decade, who signs in this video one of those attacks dreamed of by every player. The initial delivery of a pawn is followed by another of a piece, which in turn inaugurates a series of cascading blows. And with beauty as the common thread.