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Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan vs. McKay, Jonathan - Scottish Championship International Open 2024 1-0

In the game between Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant and Jonathan McKay at the Scottish Championship International Open 2024 on July 11, 2024, black played the move Rd8. This move situates the rook behind a passed pawn, potentially exerting pressure in the endgame phase. It also strategically pins a piece belonging to the opponent, aiming to restrict its movement and influence on the board. Although Rd8 delays the development of another piece, it actively contributes to the game's dynamics by preparing for potential future exchanges or advancements. Thus, this move by Jonathan McKay serves a dual purpose of tactical restriction and long-term strategic positioning, reflecting a careful consideration of both current and future board conditions.

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[Date "2024.07.11"]
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