Game of the Week: Anish Giri vs Ding Liren

by Merijn van Delft
4/28/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes another look at the Candidates and presents a fine attack with which Anish Giri won against Ding Liren. | Merijn's show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Game of the Week #461

Ian Nepomniachtchi won the Candidates and turned out to have the best tournament strategy in the end: don't lose. When he lost in the final round, the battle was already over.

Anish Giri came relatively close, but seems to have risked a bit too much in the penultimate round. Since Nepo's wins in the second half of the tournament were more or less the result of self-destructing opponents, we decided to study Giri-Ding Liren in this week's broadcast.

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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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