Game of the Week: Dubov vs Svane

by Merijn van Delft
11/6/2019 – 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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Game of the Week #386

These days it is no longer automatic at all that Russia wins an international team event, but at the European Team Championship the team led by Dmitry Andreikin, who had the best performance on board 1, won the tournament. Another key role was played by the very creative Daniil Dubov on the last board. Tonight we'll study his fantastic game against Rasmus Svane.

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Warm-up question: What would you play here with White?


Merijn will explain in the show!

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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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