Game of the Week: Carlsen vs Grischuk

by Merijn van Delft
5/26/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game between Magnus Carlsen and Alexander Grischuk in which the World Champion sacrificed a piece in the opening to build up a slow and powerful attack. | 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 #465

The FTX Crypto Cup Preliminaries were won by Caruana who scored 10 out of 15 and finished a full point ahead of the field.

World Champion Magnus Carlsen had to work hard to qualify for the knock-out stage, but managed to win a lovely game against Grischuk, which we will study as our Game of the Week.

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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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