Game of the Week: Alireza Firouzja vs Magnus Carlsen

by Merijn van Delft
4/22/2020 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game Alireza Firouzja played against Magnus Carlsen at the Magnus Carlsen Invitational to judge the strength of the 16-year old who currently has an Elo of 2728 and is number 21 in the world. | You can register a Premium account here. Merijn's show is available at 15.00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Game of the Week #409

Did Magnus Carlsen suddenly meet his match in Alireza Firouzja? After beating the World Champion in both a bullet and a blitz match, the 16-year-old is the sensation of the moment. Everyone eagerly awaited their rapid match at the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, in order to see how real this threat to the supreme title already is. Carlsen won that match 2.5-1.5, but let's have a look at the game Firouzja won, to try and judge his current strength.

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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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