Game of the Week #617: A. Erigaisi – M. Maurizzi

Game of the week #617

While Gukesh won the Candidates and is currently ranked No. 6 in the world, Arjun Erigaisi, who has been playing a lot of tournaments lately, is officially India’s No. 1 and World No. 5.

Erigaisi is currently playing in the Sigeman & Co tournament in Sweden, and to get an idea of ​​how he’s faring, we’ve chosen his match against Maurizzi as our Game of the Week.

Warm-up question: What would you play with white here?

This week’s performance

Flexible Open Spanish

Black opts for active piece play in this opening and does not hesitate to fight for the initiative at an early stage. One of the many good qualities of this opening is that black is often the party that determines the pace of the game.

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