Game of the Week: Giri in Shamkir

by Merijn van Delft
4/10/2019 – 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: Wrapping up Shamkir Chess with a look at the tournament from the Dutch perspective. 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 videos.chessbase.com/live or login via Playchess for Windows.

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Game of the Week 358

The talk of the town is Magnus Carlsen winning the Gashimov Memorial with two full points ahead of the other elite players, similar to Kasparov in his best days. Tonight we'll look at the Gashimov Memorial from a Dutch perspective, including the disappointing last place of Anish Giri.

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

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

 

White to move


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To chat, please visit videos.chessbase.com/live or login via Playchess for Windows. Merijn is  live at 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST / 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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