Game of the Week: Wojtaszek vs Demchenko

by Merijn van Delft
10/16/2019 – Watching the top-flight chess on the Isle of Man, IM Merijn van Delft wonders whether the King's Indian is still playable at the elite level. The show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!). Merijn is on-demand this week starting at 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST / 2 PM EDT).

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Game of the Week #384

The FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019 tournament is a rich source of top-level chess, with so many grandmaster pairings every day. Caruana and Wang Hao are leading with 5 out of 6. Tonight we'll discuss the question, to what extent the King's Indian is still playable (at grandmaster level). Our main game will be Wojtaszek-Demchenko.

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?

 

The solution will be revealed tonight!


This week's show

To chat, please visit videos.chessbase.com/live or login via Playchess for Windows. Merijn is  on-demand 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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