Game of the Week: M. Bluebaum vs A. Heimann

by Merijn van Delft
4/14/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at another duel from the German "Kader-Challenge" in Magdeburg: a positional masterpiece by Matthias Bluebaum. | 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.

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Game of the Week #459

The exciting "Kader-Challenge" of the German Chess Federation finished with four players on 5.5 out of 9: Alexander Donchenko, Dmitrij Kollars, Matthias Bluebaum and Daniel Fridman. Donchenko was declared the winner on tiebreak. He impressively beat both Fridman and Rasmus Svane, but both games where essentially decided by an unforced error at the end of the opening stage. We decided to select Bluebaum-Heimann as the Game of the Week, as it is a most impressive strategical masterpiece, in the style of the current world champion.

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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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ludovicus ludovicus 4/21/2021 12:36
I watched this today, but IM van Delft's words and the board were badly out of synch, which made the experience difficult. I've watch many GOTW shows and this has never occurred.
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