Game of the Week: Alekseenko vs Harikrishna

by Merijn van Delft
9/18/2019 – P. Harikrishna is again the focus of IM Merijn van Delft for his live game of the week, this time from the ongoing World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. 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). | Photo (Alekseenko): Lars OA Hedlund

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The World Cup is an highly entertaining tournament, with almost all 2700 players participating and many spectacular battles. The third round was especially interesting: 16 matches on the highest level. Tonight we'll have a look at how Kirill Alekseenko knocked out Pentala Harikrishna.

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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To chat, please visit 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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