Game of the Week #526: Crazy twists

by Merijn van Delft
7/27/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show Merijn van Delft recaps one of his own games from the Amsterdam Science Park Tournament. Merijn faced the ever-creative Manuel Bosboom and, not surprisingly, the game featured a number of startling twists! | 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 #526

Last week I played in the tenth edition of the Amsterdam Science Park Chess Tournament, which was surprisingly won by the young talent Arthur de Winter (born in 2008!), who beat Manuel Bosboom in a very sharp game in the final round.

The game I would like to share with you this week is my own game against Manuel, which was full of crazy, surprising twists.

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.