Game of the Week: V. Keymer vs V. Laznicka

by Merijn van Delft
6/2/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game Vincent Keymer and Viktor Laznicka played at the European Hybrid Qualification Tournament. Keymer impressed with bold and creative play but then failed to convert a winning endgame. | Merijn's show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Game of the Week #466

Magnus Carlsen won the FTX Crypto Cup, but the many quick draws spoilt the event a bit. The European Hybrid Qualification Tournament was an exciting event and hybrid means: it is played online, but from physical playing locations with real arbiters.

For Germany Rasmus Svane and Arik Braun managed to qualify from the impressive field. Vincent Keymer failed to qualify as he lost a creative and well-played game against Viktor Laznicka, which we will study as this week's Game of the 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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