Game of the Week #546: K Priyanka vs Van Delft

by Merijn van Delft
12/15/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show #546 Merijn van Delft presents another one of his own games - an interesting Najdorf he played with Black against the young talented Indian K Priyanka. | 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 #546

Merijn Van Delft: "Last week I shared a game from the Benidorm Open, where I had a tense Hedgehog position, failed to sacrifice a pawn with d5 at the right moment and went on to lose. Two rounds later I returned to my trusted Najdorf and had a very interesting battle with very few mistakes against the friendly and talented K Priyanka from India. In the end it turned out to be a good win, which I'm happy to share."

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.