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Maier, Christian vs. Gruenfeld, Yehuda - FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championships 65+ 2024 0-1

In the FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championships 65+ on July 11, 2024, Christian Maier, playing with the white pieces, executed the move O-O against Yehuda Gruenfeld. This castling move connects the rooks, enhancing their potential synergy on the board. However, it results in a material loss in exchange. The move allows the opponent to kick a piece, putting pressure on Maier. Additionally, it misses a chance to advance a piece to a more advantageous position and overlooks the opportunity to develop another piece. Despite these drawbacks, the castling move actively develops the position and contributes to White's overall play.

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[Date "2024.07.11"]
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