Game of the Week: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Wesley So

by Merijn van Delft
7/24/2019 – The FIDE Grand Prix has just ended and IM Merijn van Delft has flagged the semi-final Catalan of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov as his Game of the Week. 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. 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 372

Last week we saw how Vachier-Lagrave knocked out Veselin Topalov from an exciting Najdorf battle. Interestingly, in the semi-finals there were no tiebreaks needed. Vachier-Lagrave went on to beat Grischuk by meeting 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.h4 with a clever Benko setup. We'll have a detailed look at how Mamedyarov beat So in an impressive Catalan game.

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

 

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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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