Game of the Week: Gunina vs Sebag

by Merijn van Delft
2/13/2019 – 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: Gunina vs Sebag from the Cairns Cup. 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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At the Cairns Cup in St Louis, ten of the World's leading women are currently playing a very interesting tournament. In round 5 Valentina Gunina beat Marie Sebag in a fantastic attacking game, which we'll study tonight.

Warm-up question: How to continue White's attack?

 

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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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