Game of the Week #514: Erwin l’Ami vs Frederik Svane

by Merijn van Delft
5/4/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show #514, Merijn van Delft takes a look at the game between Erwin l’Ami and Frederik Svane from the German Bundesliga. With a steady hand, L’Ami outplayed his young opponent. | 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 #514

The German Bundesliga has been dominated by OSG Baden-Baden for many years, but while the team is getting older, other teams are getting stronger. A new generation of German top grandmasters is emerging.

When it comes to instructive strategical games, my friend Erwin l’Ami never disappoints. With a steady hand, he outplayed the talented Frederik Svane.

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


This week’s show

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.