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11/23/2021 – In his "Weekly Show" IM Lawrence Trent talks about Alireza Firouzja's historic performance at the European Team Championships, and looks at Firouzja's masterpiece game against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov which secured him the record of the youngest player ever to reach a rating of 2800+ and made him the world's number two on the live-rating list. Lawrence will also cover the Tata Steel India Tournament and talk about the upcoming World Championship match. | Lawrence’s show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here

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But first, a warm-up: Below is a position from the game Harika Dronavalli vs Levon Aronian, Tata Steel India, 2021. Black’s position looks shakey, but how can White capitalize?

 

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impr0ving impr0ving 11/23/2021 09:55
Firouzja's streak at the FIDE GS and ETC breaks down as +1=3-1 vs 2700+ rated players, his peers, and +12=3 against players rated < 2700, relatively weaker players. Too bad he's not in the next Tata Steel Masters, where he'd have faced a more convincing test.
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