Game of the Week: Vachier-Lagrave vs Radjabov

by Merijn van Delft
6/23/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look how Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won a fine positional and attacking game in a popular opening line against Teimour Radjabov at the Grand Chess Tournament in Paris. | 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 #469

The Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid and Blitz tournament produced an interesting bunch of games and nice ideas. Of course, these elite players are not going to reveal their biggest secrets in games with faster time controls, but still certain trends, strategies and minor improvements can be picked up by going through the games.

Our Game of the Week is MVL beating Radjabov with yet another version of the Bxc6 concept against the Berlin Defence.

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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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