Game of the Week: W. So vs F. Caruana

by Merijn van Delft
6/9/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at Wesley So's fine win against Fabiano Caruana at the Superbet Chess Classic tournament in Bucharest. | 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 #467

Top level chess has finally moved back to over-the-board chess again, with the Superbet Chess Classic in Bucharest. Some strange recent trends turn out to be persistent though, with Radjabov instantly drawing his games and MVL refusing to repeat his opening lines.

From the first 20 games, 14 were boring draws. Fortunately, the amazing game So-Caruana, which we will study, seems to have broken the spell.

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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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