Game of the Week #615: Vidit Gujrathi vs Gukesh D

by Merijn van Delft
4/19/2024 – In his new Game of the Week show, Merijn van Delft takes a look at the game Vidit Gujrathi vs Gukesh D from the Candidates Tournament in Toronto, a fine game and an impressive comeback by Gukesh. | 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 #615

The Candidates Tournament in Toronto is super exciting, with Nepomniachtchi and Gukesh currently sharing the lead with 6 out of 10, half a point ahead of Caruana, Nakamura and Praggnanandhaa.

Last week we studied a win by Nepo, so this week we have chosen a game by Gukesh. In round seven, Gukesh suffered a painful defeat to Firouzja, but in the very next round he bounced back to win an impressive game with Black against Vidit, which is our Game of the Week.

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.
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