Game of the Week #611: L. van Foreest vs E. van den Doel

by Merijn van Delft
3/21/2024 – In his new Game of the Week show, Merijn van Delft looks at an all-Dutch confrontation from the Bundesliga, between Lucas van Foreest and Erik van den Doel. Erik played very patiently and suddenly managed to get an edge in a game featuring very instructive moments. | 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 #611

The German Bundesliga will likely be won by the very strong team of SC Viernheim, ahead of OSG Baden-Baden, who have been dominating the German top league for many years. Our Game of the Week was played between two Dutch grandmasters, Lucas van Foreest and Erik van den Doel.

Lucas played the exchange variation of the Slav, but Erik played very patiently and suddenly managed to get an edge. Errors were made by both sides, but there were many instructive moments.

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

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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.