Game of the Week #554: D. Yuffa vs F. Svane

by Merijn van Delft
2/9/2023 – In his “Game of the Week” show #554, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a fantastic attacking game that was played in the German Bundesliga last weekend, and in which Daniel Yuffa defeated Frederik Svane with a number of surprising sacrifices. | 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 #554

Last weekend we had a lovely Bundesliga weekend in Hamburg where the Hamburger SK was host. Many hard-working helpers from the club organised a colourful and entertaining supporting programme and turned the event into a big chess party!

Daniil Yuffa, who plays for Doppelbauer Kiel, celebrated his own chess party and defeated Frederik Svane, who plays for the Hamburger SK, in great style.

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.