Game of the Week #530: F. Svane vs D. Fridman

by Merijn van Delft
8/24/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show #530 Merijn van Delft looks at a fine attacking game by the young German Grandmaster Frederik Svane. At the German Masters Svane won against Daniel Fridman, a player who is notoriously hard to beat. | 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 #530

It remains confusing that the German Championship is called German Masters, the German Amateur Championship is called German Championship and yet another tournament is called German Amateur Championship.
But never mind the naming of these events, it is a fact that German chess is on the rise with young players such as Vincent Keymer, who is approaching the 2700 mark, and Frederik Svane, whose entertaining attacking chess delights the fans.
Today, we'll study the brilliant attacking game Svane played against Daniel Fridman at the German Masters.

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.