Game of the Week: P. Maghsoodloo vs S. Tiviakov

by Merijn van Delft
2/20/2019 – Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like these every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET, 2 pm EST). On this week's show: P. Maghsoodloo vs S. Tiviakov from the 3rd Stars Cup in Iran. 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 353

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

At the 3rd Stars Cup, Iran, stars are facing World Stars. The encounter Maghsoodloo-Tiviakov was a true clash of generations and tonight we'll study the outcome.

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 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET, 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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