Game of the Week: A new setup against the Caro-Kann

by Merijn van Delft
3/10/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game in which Jorden van Foreest tried a new - and promising? - setup against the Caro-Kann. | 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.

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Game of the Week #454

Just like last week, we will study an important theoretical game that maybe did not get the attention it should have. One year ago in the German Bundesliga, just before the first lockdown, Jorden van Foreest played a new setup against the Caro-Kann. In the past year it was tried a few times online by Jorden and others and recently it was repeated by Grandelius in the Tata Steel tournament. It would be interesting to see more high-level tests in the near future.

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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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