Game of the Week: Giri vs Nepomniachtchi

by Merijn van Delft
9/4/2019 – Join IM Merijn van Delft live for a look at his favourite game of the week: Anish Giri's last round win at the Sinquefield Cup over Ian Nepomniachtchi. 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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Really, among the open games the only opening with which White can really fight for an advantage in the long term is the Ruy Lopez. But in order to make this serious effort, he has buckle down and learn a whole series of sub-variations. That is what the professionals do, including of course Viktor Bologan, who now reveals the secrets of his own grandmaster repertoire.


Game of the Week #378

Once more, we'll revisit the Sinquefield Cup, one of the strongest tournaments of all time. Magnus Carlsen showed great character by winning his last two games, after all of his previous games were drawn.

Tonight we'll study another comeback though: Giri's last round win against Nepomniachtchi, a great battle and a fascinating endgame.

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?


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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