Game of the Week: An open file

by Merijn van Delft
12/12/2018 – Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like these every Wednesday at 20:00 CET (19:00 UT, 2 pm EDT). On this week's show: The open file. The live show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders. To chat, please visit videos.chessbase.com/live or login via Playchess for Windows.

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Week 50

In old strategy books you typically find a chapter on the 'open file'. Is one open file enough to win the game? For Luke McShane it was and in tonight's lecture we'll see how he did it.

As a warm-up question: What does White play here?

 

White to move


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The live show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders.

To chat, please visit videos.chessbase.com/live or login via Playchess for Windows

Merijn is live at 20:00 CET (18:00 UT, 2 pm EDT)


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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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