Game of the Week: Nepomniachtchi vs Anton

by Merijn van Delft
11/25/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game from the Skilling Open: David Anton's fine win with Black against Ian Nepomniachtchi, a model game against 1.b3. | 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 #439

Merijn van Delft: "The Skilling Open Preliminaries have been absolutely exciting in the past three days, seeing 16 world class players battling it out for 8 qualification spots. Carlsen and Nakamura finished ahead of the rest. Firouzja at times played chess from another planet, but was heartbreakingly knocked out on tiebreak. Our Game of the Week is the impressive model game that Anton Guijarro produced with Black against Nepomniachtchi's 1.b3."

Warming-up question: What would you play here with Black?

 

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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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