Game of the Week 483: J. Van Foreest vs E. Bacrot

by Merijn van Delft
9/29/2021 – This week, Merijn van Delft shows how Jorden Van Foreest beat Etienne Bacrot with a fine endgame attack at the TePe Sigeman&Co Tournament in Malmö, which Van Foreest won convincingly. | 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 #483

The Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Final is very exciting the follow with only elite players, including the world champion. Nothing beats over the board classical chess though, and the line-up of the TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament is a lovely mix of legends and rising starts.

Dutchman Jorden van Foreest is having a fantastic run and won the tournament one round in advance. We will study his highly thematic game against Bacrot.

Warm-up question: What would you play here with White?


Practical Chess Strategy: The Bishop

When it comes to strategy, one of the key things that chess professionals understand much better than amateur players is the role of the bishop which is the key theme on this video course.

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The flexible Open Spanish

In this opening Black opts for active piece play and is not afraid to fight for the initiative from an early stage. One of the many good features of this opening is that Black is often the side which controls the pace of the game.

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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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