Game of the Week: Wesley So vs Darius Swiercz

by Merijn van Delft
10/28/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a highlight from the U.S. Championship: Wesley So's fine attack against Darius Swiercz in round 5. | 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. | Photo: Alina l'Ami (Archive)

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Game of the Week #435

Merijn van Delft: "This year's USA Championship is played in the online rapid format that has become the standard in case of a corona lockdown. The field is incredibly strong, with only Caruana not playing. Wesley So is leading at this point with 5.5 out of 6, but also in excellent shape are Jeffery Xiong and Ray Robson with 5 out of 6. The rest of the twelve player field is on 50% or less. We will study So's smooth attacking win versus Swiercz."

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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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