Game of the Week: Firouzja beats Giri

by Merijn van Delft
4/29/2020 – Merijn van Delft takes a look at the match and games between Alireza Firouzja and Anish Giri at the Magnus Carlsen Invitational. | 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. | Photo: Alireza Firouzja in Wijk 2020 | Photo: Alina l'Ami

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Game of the Week #409

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational remains a rich source of exciting top level chess. After being praised a lot in recent times, Firouzja got a rough beating at the hands of the Americans, while Giri scored an impressive comeback match victory against the World Champion. What's more, Giri did so with very dynamic play. The encounter Firouzja-Giri was eagerly awaited, and is our subject of this 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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