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Georg Rotlewi vs Akiba Rubinstein
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 1, Aug-21
Tarrasch Defense: Prague Variation (D33)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Mateo: Rubinstein was not as accurate as he used to be in this game. And Rotlewi escapes to his stronger opponent.

20.Qh4?! <The Queen is misplaced here on the same diagonal than the Bishop.> h6?! <20... Nfe4! 21. Bxe4 Nf3+ 22. Bxf3 Bxh4 23. gxh4 gives the advantage to Black. White has 3 minor pieces for the Queen but his Kingside is broken.> 21.Kh1 Rf7 22.Qf4? <Losing a pawn.> Nfe4! 23.Qxb8 Nxf2+ 24.Kg1 Rxb8 25.Rdc1 Bc5 26.Nxd5 Nd3 27.Rxc5 Nxc5 28.Nf4 Rd8 29.h4 Nge4 <Vidmar gives a question mark to this move. 29... Nh7 could be considered.> 30.Nxe6 Nxe6 31.Bxe4 Rd2 32.Bc3 Rxe2 33.Bd5 Kh8?! <33... Rf5! was better. Now White has compensation with the Bishop pair and one pawn for the exchange.> 34.Bxa5 Rd7 35.Bc4 Re4 36.Rc1 Nd4 37.Kg2? <Rotlewi had to play 37. Kf2 to avoid the next move.> Re3! 38.Rf1 g6? <Why? 38... Rxa3 gives winning prospects again.> 39.Bb6! Rxa3 <After this move the draw is unavoidable.> 40.Bxd4+ Rxd4 41.Rf8+ Kg7 42.Rf7+ Kh8 43.Rf8+ 1/2-1/2

Feb-02-09  Banoboy: Apparently Rotlewi learned something after his famous loss to Rubinstein in 1907.
Jan-11-12  number 23 NBer: Rotlewi, after this game, went on a remarkable journey through the Karlsbad tournament- this game, played in the first round was to be his last draw until round 24(!) when he drew Duras. In between he won 15 games and lost 7, and after falling to Leonhardt in the last round, had a mere two draws in 25 games, a feat I imagine is quite rare for contenders in such a powerful event.
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