Game of the Week #541: T. Meurs vs K. Lambrechts

by Merijn van Delft
11/9/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show #541 Merijn van Delft looks at a game which featured an interesting opening, a fine attack and an inspired endgame. | 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 #541

Last Saturday, the third round of the Dutch League was played and my friend Tom Meurs managed to produce a nice model game with the Caro-Kann Advance Variation.

But since his opponent Koen Lambrechts kept fighting and refused to be checkmated in the middlegame, Tom still had to win the endgame, which he did in style.

At the European Club Cup Tom still let a 2600 player escape in the endgame from the very same opening, so now he got his revenge.

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.