Game of the Week: Carlsen vs Ding Liren

by Merijn van Delft
8/12/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game in which Magnus Carlsen once again showed his phenomenal class against Ding Liren in the finals of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. | 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: Lennart Ootes

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Game of the Week #424

The final event of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour has started and features the World Champion himself, Ding Liren, Hikaru Nakamura and Daniil Dubov. They have played for a few days now and as so often lately, we are spoiled with very entertaining chess. Nakamura won 3-0 against Daniil Dubov and Carlsen is leading 2-1 in his match against Ding and we will study one of his trademark wins.

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


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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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