Game of the Week: Carlsen vs Xiong

by Merijn van Delft
6/10/2020 – In this show Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game between Magnus Carlsen and Jeffery Xiong from the Clutch Chess International. | 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 #416

Yet another exciting top level online rapid event has started and yet another new format with that: clutch chess. In our Game of the Week we will see how Carlsen does what he does best lately: direct attacking chess. With convincing attacking manoeuvres he impressively outplayed Xiong.

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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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