Game of the Week: A. Giri vs R. Wojtaszek

by Merijn van Delft
2/3/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft again looks back to the Tata Steel Tournament 2021 in Wijk aan Zee and analyses how Anish Giri managed to squeeze a nice win out of a seemingly equal position against Radoslaw Wojtaszek. | 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: Photo: Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

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Game of the Week #449

What a thrilling finish of a historical tournament: two Dutchmen sharing first place in Wijk aan Zee. Lawrence Trent discussed Jorden's amazing finish yesterday, so we will focus on the other winner: Anish Giri. For his fans it was heartbreaking to see him lose the blitz playoff, but he can be equally proud of his performance and writing chess history. Against Wojtaszek, Giri managed to squeeze out a win from a position that looked dead drawn.

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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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