Game of the Week: Luke McShane vs Pavel Eljanov

by Merijn van Delft
6/26/2019 – This week IM Merijn van Delft turns his training eye on the recent game between Luke McShane and Pavel Eljanov played at the ongoing Netanya Masters in Israel. 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. Merijn is live at 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST / 2 PM EDT).

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Game of the Week 368

Luke McShane remains a remarkable figure in chess, one of the greatest fighters of our time. In the German Bundesliga he repeatedly had the longest game of the day with over 100 moves. The Netanya Masters in Israel had a slow start with a quite a few peaceful quick draws, but McShane is his good old self so far with a 2 out of 2 start and true fighting chess. Tonight we'll examine his eventful game against Eljanov.

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

Warming-up question: What would you play here as White?


White to move

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To chat, please visit 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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