Game of the Week: Wei Ji vs Zhao Jun

by Merijn van Delft
5/19/2021 – This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at the Chinese Championship and presents a wild tactical win by Wei Yi. | 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 #464

Top level chess mostly consisted of blitz events in the past week and the Chinese Championship, too, did not have its usual elite line-up, but still there were interesting games to study.

We came accross Wei Yi versus Zhao Jun, which saw the former wunderkind, now aged 21, broaden his horizons with the white pieces. Once a consistent 1.e4 player, he now played a setup that Dutch chess fans mainly associate with Manuel Bosboom.

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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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