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Game Of the Week: IM Bluebaum vs. GM Naiditsch

Game Of the Week: IM Bluebaum vs. GM Naiditsch

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IM Bluebaum vs. GM Naiditsch

Opening: E15: Queen's Indian

Player(s): Bluebaum, Naiditsch

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The GRENKE Chess Classic in Baden-Baden had no foreign players in the field, which at least gave more German players the opportunity to compete in a quality round-robin.

The top player in Germany, Arkady Naiditsch, has an entertaining, quirky style with a fierce determination to win. On the whole this served him well, as his 5/7 score easily outpaced his more conservative teammates. But in the second round he took some liberties against the seventeen-year-old newcomer Matthias Bluebaum, and found himself scrambling for the rest of the game.

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