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Erwin L'Ami vs Anton Smirnov
"Rooks are for Rookies" (game of the day Jan-23-2022)
Tata Steel Challengers (2020), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-11
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Pin Defense (D12)  ·  1-0



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Jan-13-20  paavoh: 15.Rxa6! Keen eye for a change in pawn structure!
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  pessoa: Only the second person to comment on such a nice game. That surprises me. Well done L’ Ami! Interesting game.
Jan-23-22  Brenin: The impotence of Black's rooks in the face of White's pawns, minor pieces, and attacking K, is almost comical. An entertaining game.
Jan-23-22  portland49: Very nice game!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: White played such a passive opening! After 11...e6, it even looks better for Black--after ...0-0-0 and ...Kb8, White's only plus, the half-open a-file, is neutralized. Really impressive how L'Ami created a slow-motion avalanche from such an unpromising start.
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  FSR: Nice game!
Jan-23-22  morphynoman2: Agree. Nice game.
Jan-23-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: A couple of thoughts:

-- White had a really, really "bad" bishop.
-- What would ensue if Black took that no-longer-bad bishop, instead of resigning, would be brutal.

Jan-23-22  AlicesKnight: <Brenin> sums it up.
Jan-23-22  Knightmare07: I submitted this pun about 2-3 weeks ago, I'm really surprised it was picked up so quickly.

I guess people really like this game, and I won't blame them for that.

Jan-23-22  Knightmare07: Also, I don't know what I was thinking when I submitted this pun, considering I literally have a collection full of rook moves.

I have played myself.

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