Skopje: GM Arizmendi plays best game of R2
I consider the game of board 20 of the European Championship, between GMs Julen Arizmendi and Maxime LaGarde (2631), to be the best game played this round.
Arizmendi, former Spanish Champion (2012), has won numerous brilliancy prizes over the years. His aggressive and clear style of play is always pleasing for the fans to follow.
(I am using the RPB plugin, so just click on any move and a floating diagram will appear.)
gm Arizmendi – gm LaGarde
Skopje Rd_2 19.3.2019 (1-0)
Another powerful performance by Julen Arizmendi. His play was forceful and always clear and direct, the signature of a real champion.
As for LaGarde, apart from his Qa6 misadventure, it is hard to see how he could have played better later.
A game worth closer study!