Game of the Week: M. Bosboom vs I. Khenkin

by Merijn van Delft
2/24/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a fine attacking game in which Dutch player Manuel Bosboom found a number of unusual, surprising and pleasing positional sacrifices. | 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 #452

This week we go back in time and study one of the most unique games ever seen: M. Bosboom vs I. Khenkin, Haarlem 1997. Purely positional rook sacrifices are relatively rare. It requires a lot of imagination and patience to play such a sacrifice and to play it well. Alexei Alexei Shirov understands this type of play better than most players in history, and Dutchman Manuel Bosboom certainly has this gift as well.

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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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