Game of the Week: Carlsen vs Nakamura

by Merijn van Delft
6/3/2020 – In this show Merijn van Delft takes a look at the match between Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen at the Lindores Abbey Chess Challenge tournament. | Merijn's show is available at 15.00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Game of the Week #415

The Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge was a great success with a surprising final Nakamura-Dubov. In order to reach the final, Nakamura had to withstand Carlsen's creative attacking power. He barely survived the early part of their clash and in this week's Game of the Week we will examine how he made the most out of his defensive chances when the situation was most critical.

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

 

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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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