L'Ami Connects the Pawns

L'Ami Connects the Pawns

GreenLaser
NM GreenLaser
Feb 27, 2010, 12:00 AM |
7 | Endgames

Erwin l'Ami was born April 5, 1985 and has become a leading Dutch grandmaster. In addition to having good tournament results, he has assisted Cheparinov and Topalov. In the following game, he plays the white pieces. His opponent is Nikolai Ninov, a Bulgarian international master who was born May 21, 1969.

This article is under the category "Endgames," because that is the part of the game that drew my interest. I obtained the game without annotations and worked on understanding the ending. White won in an instructive way. However, I believe I have an improvement for Black. I provided commentary on the opening, which is the Ragozin Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined. It is sometimes played at the top level. An example from Linares 2010 is cited. Readers should play through the sample games, some of which contain interesting attacks.

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