Game of the Week: A brilliancy by Max Warmerdam

by Merijn van Delft
1/13/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a brilliant game Max Warmerdam played at the Vergani Open. A game that was not only a piece of art but also helped Warmerdam to win the tournament and to become a grandmaster. | Merijn's show is available at 16.00 UTC (17:00 CET, 12:00 EDT) and on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here. | Photo: Alina l'Ami (Archive)

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Game of the Week #446

Top sport permission allowed Max Warmerdam to play two consecutive tournaments in Italy where he scored his second and his third and grandmaster norm. The third norm also brought him the title.

In the Vergani Open, the second of these tournaments, he also finished sole first. Apart from scoring fantastically, he played highly dynamic, entertaining chess. Many of his games would have been interesting to discuss, but it had to be the piece of art Warmerdam created against Annmarie Muetsch.

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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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