Game of the Week: Wesley So vs Jeffery Xiong

by Merijn van Delft
11/4/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a crucial game the U.S. Championship: Wesley So's hard-fought and fascinating win against Jeffery Xiong 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: Lennart Ootes (Archive)

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Game of the Week #436

Merijn van Delft: "The U.S. Championship had a very exciting and close finish, as in the end Wesley So scored only half a point more than Jeffery Xiong. We will have a close look at their direct encounter from round 9 which ultimately decided the tournament. All stages of the game were equally complicated, making up for the ultimate fight. So kept creating problems and only in the very end Xiong faltered."

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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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