Game of the Week: Aryan Tari vs Fabiano Caruana

by Merijn van Delft
10/7/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game from the first round of the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament: Fabiano Caruana's win with Black against Aryan Tari. | Merijn's show is freely available at 15.00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 EDT) for a limited time, and on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here. | Photo:

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Game of the Week #432

Merijn van Delft: "After an exciting season of online top level chess, a major over-the-board tournament has started: Altibox Norway Chess. A very exciting line-up and a very exciting first round. While Aronian-Carlsen was a solid draw, in the two other games Black played an impressive positional pawn sacrifice. Lawrence Trent examined Firouzja's win against Duda with you, and I will talk you through Tari-Caruana."

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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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