Game of the Week #582: Praggnanandhaa vs Caruana

by Merijn van Delft
8/24/2023 – In his Game of the Week show #582, Merijn Van Delft looks at a crucial game Praggnanandhaa won against Fabiano Caruana in the World Cup. | 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 #582

This is the third time in four weeks that we are going to study a game by Praggnanandhaa, which once again emphasises that he not only has amazing results, but also plays impressive games.

In the finals of the World Cup he is currently tied 1-1 with Carlsen in the classic games and the tiebreak will decide who wins the tournament. We will study Pragg's decisive game against Caruana, in which his imagination and determination won the day.

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.