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.