Game of the Week: Topalov vs Basso

by Merijn van Delft
2/5/2020 – Tonight, IM Merijn van Delft looks back on an eventful Gibraltar tournament, and a game by veteran Bulgarian GM Veselin Topalov, who is always good for a show. 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 #398

In the past week the strong Gibraltar tournament was a rich source of creative chess. In the end first place was shared by seven strong grandmasters. For tonight, I've selected a game by good old Topalov, who is still playing with enormous flair.

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.