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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Erwin L'Ami
Tata Steel Group A (2011), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-16
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E59)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-16-11
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  Penguincw: I wonder what will happen after 21. ♘f1 .
Jan-16-11  picard: Here is a fun fact: Ponomariov played on for 9 moves after making the losing move against Anand the day before this game. Then he offers the chess world a 21 move draw. He played the white pieces in both games. You must also consider that Ponomariov had a rating of 2749 at the time of this game, and L'Ami was rated 2628. It just seems odd he would play 9 moves in a losing position against the world champ and then make a quick 21 move draw with white against an opponent he has a good chance of defeating. It is only round 2, is he really that tired?
Jan-17-11  ounos: Everyone made a quick draw in this round. Did they arrange an all-together skiing tour or something?
Jan-17-11  Everyone: Shush!
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