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Materia, Marco vs. Velten, Paul - French Blitz Championship 2024 1-0

In the French Blitz Championship 2024 on June 16, 2024, Paul Velten, playing as Black, played the move Rh7 against Marco Materia. This move defends a piece under attack while also aiming to gain a tempo advantage by forcing White's piece to move. By placing the rook on h7, Paul secures a defensive stance, ensuring that the attacked piece is well defended. However, this move might miss opportunities for a stronger defense of other underprotected pieces or more optimal escape routes from White's attacks. Paul's decision to move Rh7 demonstrates a strategic choice to prioritize immediate defense and gain tempo, potentially sacrificing opportunities for broader piece development or more nuanced defensive maneuvers.

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[Date "2024.06.16"]
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