Game of the Week #524: F. Svane vs M. Adams

by Merijn van Delft
7/13/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show #524 Merijn van Delft takes a look at fine game played in the last rounds of the German Bundesliga. In this game the young German Frederik Svane, who recently became a Grandmaster, outplayed Michael Adams in a Ruy Lopez. | 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 #524

The last five rounds of the German Bundesliga were played in a row, at one venue, the Werder Bremen football stadium. In the end, the perennial winner OSG Baden-Baden won once again but surprises in individual games are, of course, always possible.

We recently looked at a game by Frederik Svane, and this time the young Grandmaster drew attention by beating Michael Adams on 1.e4 e5 territory.

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.