Game of the Week: Caruana vs Duda

by Merijn van Delft
1/20/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a the fascinating encounter between Fabiano Caruana and Jan Jan-Krzysztof Duda from round 3 of the Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. A game with stunning tactics and fierce attacks and counterattacks. | 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. | Photo: Alina l'Ami (Archive)

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Game of the Week #447

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has started and it's a pleasure to watch real over the board top level chess again. Germany's hope Alexander Donchenko was invited in the last minute and had a rough start, but is beginning to recover. Dutch chess fans are happy to see that Jorden Van Foreest is holding up well against the world's very best.

Our Game of the Week is the encounter between Caruana and Duda, with both an amazing attacking performance and an equally amazing defending performance.

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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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