Game of the Week #548: Erwin L'Ami vs S. Tiviakov

by Merijn van Delft
12/28/2022 – In his “Game of the Week” show #548 Merijn van Delft looks at a game from the Dutch Championship and analyses a fine straightforward win which Erwin L'Ami scored against Sergey Tiviakov. | 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 #548

The end of the year is always a lovely time for chess fans, who are spoiled with the World Rapid and Blitz Championship. Since Magnus Carlsen will lose his title in classical chess, this event has become even more important to him and so far he is on track.

Meanwhile, in the Netherlands the national championship is played in an interesting knock-out format. From the quarterfinals we will study the very instructive strategical masterpiece by Erwin L'Ami versus Sergey Tiviakov.

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.