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Akiba Rubinstein vs Jacques Mieses
Teplitz-Schönau (1922), Teplice-Sanov CSR, rd 12, Oct-14
Dutch Defense: Fianchetto Attack (A81)  ·  1-0
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Nov-14-03  ughaibu: This is the only one I haven't commented on.
Nov-14-03  Benjamin Lau: A pretty good game (then again, what do we expect from Rubinstein.) I'm not good enough to tell whether this deserves a brilliancy prize though. We have here a sac of the exchange, which was pretty uncommon at the time, so maybe that is part of the reason.
Nov-15-03
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  Chessical: Mieses appears to have overcome his problems when Rubinstein offers the exchange, and wins very nicely. The problem is that Black does not have to take it on move 21 and could play ...h4!? instead.

29.b6+! destroys Black's position

Nov-15-03
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  Calli: On 21...h4 , I still think its a won game 22.c5! b5 23.Qa3 hxg3 24.hxg3 with an attack on the a-file.
Nov-15-03
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  Chessical: <Calli> Is there a clear winning line?

21...h4!? 22.c5 b5 23.Qa3 Qb7 24.Ra1 and now:

24...Bxd6 25.cxd6 Kd7 26.Qxa7 Ra8 27.Qd4 Rxa1+ 28.Qxa1 or 24...hxg3 25.Rxd8+ Bxd8 26.hxg3 Kb8

Nov-16-03
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  Calli: 23.Qb3 is better than my previous Qa3 move. Maybe Rubinstein had a spectacular double exchange sac planned?

21...h4 22.c5 b5 23.Qb3 Bd5 24.R1xd5 exd5 25.Qxd5 Bxd6 26.exd6+-

What do you think?

Nov-16-03
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  Chessical: <Calli> Having looked at your line it seems that 21...h4!? does not hold out either, although it is a tougher nut to crack.

Rubinstein would have had to play the "spectacular double exchange sac", but Black can make it a bit harder than in your line (<25...Bxd6> is too obliging to White):

21...h4 22.c5 b5 23.Qb3 Bd5 24.R1xd5!!(Calli) exd5 25.Qxd5 <Kb8!?>

26.Bf4! Not to protect g3 but to create a threat on the f4-b8 diagonal 26...Qb7 27.c6! Qb6 28.Rd7 Rxd7 29.cxd7 winning.

Nov-16-03
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  Calli: <Chessical> Bf4! is very nice. A fascinating position. White can offer up his Rooks and even have his bishop buried at g2 and still be on top. Will look at it a bit more. Maybe Bd5 for black is not the best.
Nov-16-03
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  Chessical: <Calli> I cannot see a better move due to the threat to e6; Black cannot seem to avoid 24.R1xd5!!

<All> Rubinstein had a very deep appreciation of the dynamics and structures of pawn and piece placement.

For another Rubinstein masterpiece on similar lines but with a Q sacrifice see

Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923

Jan-16-04  Resignation Trap: This game was awarded the Second Brilliancy Prize. The score is not completely accurate. Mieses actually played 30...Qd2 (Not 30...Qd7).
Feb-12-04  Benjamin Lau: 17...Bc6 18 a3 Kf7! I think would have been better. Black's locked pawns on the kingside look like better shelter.
Jun-23-18
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  Telemus: <Resignation Trap> mentioned one inaccurancy in the game-score already more than 14 years ago, but there are more.

Black's 5th and 6th move are swapped, i.e., it happened 5.. ♘bd7 6.c4 c6.

Black's 15th and 16th move are swapped, too: 15.. c5 16. ♖d2 ♗d7 happened.

Source: tournament book, page 252.

Sep-14-18
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  sea7kenp: If this Tournament Book uses Descriptive Notation, I especially want to buy a copy. Please provide title, author, etc, so that I can locate it. Thank you!
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