Game of the Week #617: A. Erigaisi - M. Maurizzi

by Merijn van Delft
5/2/2024 – Gukesh won the Candidates Tournament, but India's official number one is Arjun Erigaisi, who currently plays in the TePe Sigeman tournament. In his new Game of the Week show, Merijn van Delft takes a look at one of Erigaisi's games from this tournament. | 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 #617

While Gukesh has won the Candidates and is currently number 6 in the world, but Arjun Erigaisi, who has been playing a lot of tournaments lately, is officially India's number one and the world's number 5.

Erigaisi is currently playing in the Sigeman & Co tournament in Sweden, and to get an idea of how he is doing, we have chosen his game against Maurizzi as our Game of the Week.

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.
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