Game of the Week 476: Wesley So - Le Quang Liem

by Merijn van Delft
8/11/2021 – This week, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a fine attacking game between Wesley So and Le Quang Liem from the finals of the Chessable Masters Online Rapid Tournament, which was won by So. | Merijn's show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Game of the Week #476

The World Cup was suprisingly won by Duda, who impressively beat Carlsen in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile the Chessable Masters took place, with Jorden van Foreest making it to the final eight and a star performance by the tactical wizard from Vietnam, Le Quang Liem.

But at the end of the day it was once more Wesley So who won the tournament, beating Le Quang Liem in the final match, using the same attacking device twice.

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Merijn van Delft is an International Master from the Netherlands who lived in Hamburg for many years and is currently based in Amsterdam. After scoring a GM norm in 2017 he is eager for more. His ChessBase show on Wednesday evenings has been running for over ten years now.


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