Game of the Week #597: Gukesh vs J. Moussard

by Merijn van Delft
12/7/2023 – The battle for the final Candidates' tickets continues at the London Chess Classic. English legend Michael Adams is in the lead with 3.5 out of 5, followed by a group of players on 3 out of 5. Gukesh, who needs to win the tournament to qualify for the Candidates, had a great start with 3 out of 4, getting a superior position against Moussard, but then there was high drama. The bold approach taken by both players in this game easily qualifies it as our Game of the Week. | 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 #597

Warm-up question: What would you play here with White?

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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.