Game of the Week #623: N. Abdusattorov - P. Maghsoodloo, UzChess Masters 2024

by Merijn van Delft
6/14/2024 – Games between Nodirbek Abdusattorov and Parham Maghsoodloo are often exciting - these two seem to inspire creativity and competitive spirit in each other. In his new Game of the Week show, Merijn van Delft presents their latest encounter, a fine attacking game in which Abdusattorov showed his remarkable attacking 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 #623

This is the third (!) time this year that we have featured a match between Abdusattorov and Maghsoodloo as our Game of the Week. Nodirbek won their previous meetings in Wijk aan Zee and Prague, but only after an extremely complex battle. This time around in Tashkent, it was another exciting, high-level battle.

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

This week’s show

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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