Game of the Week: Van Delft vs Van den Doel

by Merijn van Delft
4/1/2020 – The Candidates was pretty much the last tournament running, and has been cancelled halfway. The entire chess community has moved online by now and many new initiatives appear. This week Merijn van Delft looks at an interesting game he played before the (semi-)lockdown. | The show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!).

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It’s a problem every player encounters when he stands better in a game: how to convert his plus into a full point? In this DVD the author answers this difficult question of chess strategy, considering both the psychological aspects of the realisation of an advantage and the technical methods.

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Game of the Week #406

In a Belgian league game I got fantastic chances against my friend GM Erik van den Doel, but in the end he showed why grandmasters are grandmasters.

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

 

Merijn will explain in the show!


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The purpose of this DVD is to explain the viewer all main methods of defence: exchanging pieces, creating a fortress, eliminating dangerous enemy pieces, escaping the danger zone with the king, improving the position of the pieces.


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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.