The Game of the Week

by Merijn van Delft
10/17/2018 – Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like these every Wednesday at 20:00 CEST (19:00 UT, 2 pm EDT). On this week's show: European Club Cup and Pavel Eljanov against Gerlev Meins.

The complex Najdorf The complex Najdorf

When choosing an opening repertoire, there are days when you want to play for a win with Black, when you want to bear down on your opponent’s position with a potentially crushing attack. The Najdorf is perfect for just such occasions – and it’s no coincidence that Garry Kasparov played it the most out of all the variations in the Sicilian – the opening served him well throughout his brilliant career. Strategy, combinations, attack and defence, sacrifices and marvellous manoeuvres – exciting chess is all about the Najdorf!

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European Club Cup

It's always very exciting to participate at the European Club Cup. Magnus Carlsen refusing to follow the dress code made me smile. Tonight we'll have a look at an instructive win of Pavel Eljanov against Gerlev Meins.

 

What would you play here with white?


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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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