Game of the Week: Artemiev vs Navara

by Merijn van Delft
2/6/2019 – 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: Artemiev vs Navara from the Gibraltar Chess Festival. 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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Week 6

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

The man of the moment seems to be Vladislav Artemiev, who won the Gibraltar Masters and climbed to number 21 in the world rankings. Tonight we'll study his crystal-clear win over David Navara.

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

 

Black 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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