Game of the Week: Ding vs Caruana

by Merijn van Delft
8/28/2019 – Join IM Merijn van Delft live for a look at his favourite game of the week: Ding Liren's pivotal win over Fabiano Caruana from the ninth round of the Sinquefield Cup on Monday. The 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 this week starting at 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST / 2 PM EDT).

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Game of the Week #377

At the Sinquefield Cup wins remained rare until the very end. Nepomniachtchi is the most entertaining player of the field, but most impressive is Ding Liren who is leading the event with one round to go. Ding vs Giri from round five was my favourite for a long time, but Ding vs Caruana from round nine has to be the Game of the Week.

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Warming-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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