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.

Fritz 17 - The giant PC chess program, now with Fat Fritz Fritz 17 - The giant PC chess program, now with Fat Fritz

The most popular chess program offers you everything you will need as a dedicated chess enthusiast, with innovative training methods for amateurs and professionals alike.

More...

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.

The live show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium accounts.

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

 

Merijn will explain in the show!


This week's show

ChessBase Account Premium annual subscription

At the airport, in the hotel or at home on your couch: with the new ChessBase you always have access to the whole ChessBase world: the new ChessBase video library, tactics server, opening training App, the live database with eight million games, Let’s Check and web access to playchess.com

 

Follow along with Merijn as you watch


The Art of Defence

The purpose of this DVD is to explain the viewer all main methods of defence: exchanging pieces, creating a fortress, eliminating dangerous enemy pieces, escaping the danger zone with the king, improving the position of the pieces.


Watch previous shows


Recent shows

Many more Game of the Week shows are available in ChessBase Videos

Links



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.

Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register