Game of the Week #555: M. Warmerdam - J. van Foreest

by Merijn van Delft
2/15/2023 – In his “Game of the Week” show #555, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a complex and fascinating game that Max Warmerdam and Jorden van Foreest played in the Dutch League. | 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 #555

Last Saturday the sixth round of the Dutch League took place, with the top match AMEVO Apeldoorn vs Groninger Combinatie resulting in 6-4 for the current national champion. The absolute top clash of the day was Max Warmerdam vs Jorden van Foreest.

Since they are good friends, they quickly avoided the main lines. A tense battle followed, which is our Game of the Week.

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.