Game of the Week: Caruana vs Firouzja

by Merijn van Delft
1/29/2020 – Closing out our coverage of the Tata Steel Masters 2020, IM Merijn van Delft delves into a game from the winner Fabiano Caruana, who defeated Alireza Firouzja to kick off his superb four-game winning streak in the last third of the tournament. The live show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!). Merijn is live this week starting at 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET / 4 PM EST).

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Game of the Week #397

Tonight we will have a third and final look at the amazing Tata Steel chess tournament. Caruana started the tournament with only one win and five draws, but his second half of the tournament was absolutely phenomenal: six wins and only one draw. We will study Caruana va Firouzja, which was an exciting King's Indian.

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

Warming-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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