Game of the Week #619: N. Abdusattorov - A. Giri

by Merijn van Delft
5/15/2024 – In his new Game of the Week show, Merijn van Delft presents a theoretically interesting game, in which Nodirbek Abdusattorov showed his attacking and his tactical skills. | 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 #619

After winning the Sigeman & Co tournament in Sweden, Abdusattorov's performance at the Superbet Rapid in Poland was not too impressive, but he played a fantastic game against Giri in the first round.

One of the modern strategies for White in 1.e4 e5 openings is to go for a King's Indian structure and to start a pawn storm on the kingside. In his game against Giri, Abdusattorov showed why this is an attractive strategy.

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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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