Game of the Week: Beating the favourite

by Merijn van Delft
3/31/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft shows how the young German FM Julian Kramer (Elo 2419) defeated Ivan Cheparinov (2667) at the European Club Cup. | 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 #457

The Hamburger Schachklub von 1830 (HSK) is performing extraordinary well in the European Online Club Cup, and managed to qualify for the round of the final 10.

Nils Grandelius, Rasmus Svane, Sune Berg Hansen, Luis Engel and Thies Heinemann are all grandmasters, but man of the match on more than one occasion was Hamburg's last board Julian Kramer. Julian's rating of 2419 is relatively low and he currently focuses on his studies, he is young and talented. Moreover,  being a member of the new generation certainly helps in playing online events. We will take a close look how a very clever opening choice helped him to beat Ivan Cheparinov.

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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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kingrich3 kingrich3 4/3/2021 06:10
I've watched a couple of the shows after the event - I haven't seen one live - and the discussion is excellent, but the position on the board kept resetting to move 1 every few seconds, with the result that Merijn was regularly talking about a position I couldn't actually see! In the last one I watched (Giri - Nepomiachtchi, April 3) every time Merijn asked a training question the position wasn't there. I must have seen the first four moves of the Taimanov Sicilian over a hundred times.
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