Game of the Week: Caruana vs Lenderman

by Merijn van Delft
4/3/2019 – Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like these every Wednesday at 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST / 2 PM EDT). On this week's show: An instructive positional clash from the recently finished U.S. Championship. The live show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!). To chat, please visit or login via Playchess for Windows.

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Game of the Week 357

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Fabiano Caruana didn't manage to win the USA Championship, since he was less effective in must-win situations than Hikaru Nakamura. The world number two did win a very instructive positional game against Lenderman, which we'll study tonight.

Warm-up question: What would you play here with White?


White to move

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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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macauley macauley 4/4/2019 10:18
@Aighearach Thanks. Fixed.
Aighearach Aighearach 4/4/2019 01:06
The demo board isn't working, it says "wrong move sorry" for every move, including the move from the game score, and pressing the button for the solution instead highlights black's move.