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Michael Roiz vs Boris Avrukh
"Avrukh, Will Travel" (game of the day Jan-19-2014)
Israeli Championship (2008), Haifa ISR, rd 6, Dec-09
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  0-1



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Dec-09-08  notyetagm: Nice game by Avrukh.
Dec-10-08  JonathanJ: 44.kxd4 nd1!
Dec-10-08  Riverbeast: Pretty bad opening play by Roiz though
Dec-10-08  notyetagm: 43 ... ?

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43 ... ♘a4-b2+! 0-1

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<JonathanJ: 44.kxd4 nd1!>

(VAR) 44 ♔d3x♘d4 ♘b2-d1 <line-closing>

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Nov-29-09  notyetagm: Game Collection: Line-closing: blocking the guard line

Karjakin vs Navara, 2009 40 Nd7-b6 blocks Black b2-rook from protecting b8-promotion sq

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M Roiz vs B Avrukh, 2008 44 .. Nb2-d1 blocks e1-rook from protecting c1-promotion square

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  offramp: Rooks are not quite as clever as knights.
Jan-19-14  morfishine: <notyetagm> One of my favorite themes! Great game collection!
Jan-19-14  Amarande: And given the etymology of "Rook" perhaps an even more appropriate pun than it might otherwise be :)
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  thegoodanarchist: Here is the inspiration for the pun:

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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Here is the inspiration for the pun:>...

...Which will tell you that the hero's business card featured a chess knight.

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  Check It Out: Avrukh sacs his menacing rook on the seventh for an even more menacing pair of Paladin's piece of choice.
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  kevin86: The pawns make up for the lesser pieces by black.

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