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Valery Atlas vs Matthias Ruf
"A Ruf Loss" (game of the day Mar-30-2015)
BL2-S 9697 (1996), GER
French Defense: Winawer. Classical Variation (C18)  ·  1-0



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  FSR: Atlas Shrugged.
Dec-05-13  morfishine: Atlas maps out a win with 25.Rxb7
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  FSR: You'll never find a stronger player than Atlas.
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  FSR: A Ruf loss for Black.
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  Check It Out: This discussion in the better part of Valeri.
Dec-06-13  Jim Bartle: Is Ruf a 97-pound weakling?
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  Check It Out: **is**
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  HeMateMe: He was Ruf, but Atlas was ready.
Mar-30-15  morfishine: Valery Atlas is from Austria, but his twin brother Dimitry Atlas is from Liechtenstein.
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  whiteshark: ♫ The Ruf, the ruf, the ruf is on fire...♫ ♪
Mar-30-15  charms: morfishine: FIDE lists them both as Austrian. However, as Valery's rating is high, you can refer to him as the "high Atlas", while you can call his brother "middle Atlas" (in order not to be rude).
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  Mating Net: Ruf Knight at the office.
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  kevin86: The pin allows for the queen mate. White is NOT harmed at all by the trips on the c-file.
Mar-30-15  YetAnotherAmateur: <kevin86> That really stood out for me as well: You know how all those books always tell you to avoid doubled and especially tripled pawns? Bah! Shows what they know!

Another defining characteristic is that both sides really pushed their pawns forward, which meant that once holes started appearing in the lines the black king had nothing between him and white's attack.

Mar-30-15  RTJR: Atlas Unshrugged
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  offramp: <RTJR: Atlas Unshrugged>

That is a good one one!

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  perfidious: Hope Black liked it Ruf.
Mar-30-15  greed and death: Too bad "Ruf" in German is pronounced like the English word "roof"... :/
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  ajk68: <greed and death>: if you're from the Midwest US, "roof" and "rough" are not too different.
Mar-30-15  morfishine: <greed and death: Too bad "Ruf" in German is pronounced like the English word "roof> In that case, the roof caved in
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