Game of the Week #525: Beerdsen’s amazing concept

by Merijn van Delft
7/20/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show Merijn van Delft recaps a lovely attacking game from the second round of the Sparkassen Open in Dortmund. Thomas Beerdsen employed a strong novelty, which was connected to an amazing concept! | 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 #525

The summer tournament season has started, and there are many nice tournaments to choose from. While Nico Zwirs and I are playing in Amsterdam, some other Apeldoorn teammates are playing the Sparkassen Open in Dortmund.

Thomas Beerdsen played a lovely attacking game in the second round, with a strong novelty connected to an amazing concept.

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


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.