Game of the Week #539: R. Svane vs J. Krassowizkij

by Merijn van Delft
10/27/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show #539 Merijn van Delft looks at a remarkable and unusual endgame German Grandmaster Rasmus Svane played in the new season of the Bundesliga. | 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 #539

The new season of the German Bundesliga has started and produced a bunch of interesting top level games to choose from. The game that stood out most was the amazing game that Rasmus Svane managed to win against Jaroslaw Krassowizkij, which is our Game of the Week.

Our colleague, grandmaster and endgame expert Karsten Mueller has provided analyses on the endgame part, which I will happily use while discussing the game.

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.