Game of the Week: Banikas vs Meier

by Merijn van Delft
10/30/2019 – The European Team Championship is a fantastic source of fascinating battles and theoretical developments. Today IM Merijn van Delft highlights the game between GMs Banikas and Meier. The show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!). Merijn is on-demand this week starting at 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET / 3 PM EDT).

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After six rounds, there are already too many games to choose from, but I decided to pick the game Banikas vs Meier for us to study tonight. The Greek grandmaster is in good shape and won a creative game. The German team is doing well by the way, and is now in second place.

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?


Merijn will explain in the show!

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To chat, please visit or login via Playchess for Windows. Merijn is  on-demand at 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET / 3 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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