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Rudolf Spielmann vs Akiba Rubinstein
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 4, Apr-20
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  0-1
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Aug-22-05  mjk: Is there something forcibly wrong with 20...♖xa2, or is it just wrong in principle? -- the side with uncoordinated, underdeveloped pieces shouldn't be opening files.
Aug-22-05
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  Calli: I don't think Rubinstein wanted to defend 20...Rxa2 21.Ba3 (threatening Qb3->Qxb7) Qa5 22.Ra1 Rxa1 23.Rxa1 against Herr Spielmann.
Apr-01-06
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  Benzol: A wonderful performance by Rubinstein.
Jul-19-07  Karpova: Awesome attacking chess by Rubinstein (as usual) and he demonstrates his excellent tactical skills once more!

Nice trap by Spielmann:
27.Bc3 gxh2 28.Nc6+! Bxc6 29.Bf6+ Kd7 30.Qe7+! Bxe7 31.Rxe7+ Kd8 32.Re5+ Kd7 33.Re7+ and Spielmann gets away with a perpetual (pointed out by Kmoch).

May-06-08
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  parmetd: yes mjk Rxa2?? is a mistake Ra1 white benefits from the open file. (commentary from Jan Pinski).

The variation you gave Calli is horrible for white and justifies mjk's question. Only the immediate Ra1 makes the move bad.

Jan-06-09  Karpova: According to Hans Kmoch 10...Qg6 is Richard Teichmann's discovery [see diagram]


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Source: Page 129 of "Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces", Dover, 1960

Mar-06-09
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  centralfiles: 11.♘h4 ♕h5 12.♘xc7+ ♔d8 13.h3 ♘f6 14.♘xa8 ♕xh4+! 15.♔xh4 ♘e4 and white can't avoid mate the idea is similar to the immortal draw.
Mar-18-10  MagisterMusicae: After 11.♘h4 black plays 11...♕f6. If 12.♘xc8+ ♔d8 13.♘xa8 g5 and black is better


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Mar-24-10
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  centralfiles: I took the analysis of my former post from MCO-15 but later realized it was flawed as white can return the queen with 16.Qh5 or Qg4 with advantage.
Sep-10-11
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  plang: 5 Nxe5 is not mentioned in Nunn's book on the Four Knights but it is played occasionally. Bogoljubov had used it three times in his 1920 match with Rubinstein and won all three. 9 Kf2!? was first played in Game 3 of that match. 9 Qe2 has also been played but Black seems to have a good 2 bishop position in this line. 14 Ng5..h6 would have been good for Black. Also, 15 f5..Nxd4 16 fxg..Nxe2 17 Ng5..Be6 would have maintained Black's edge. After the counter sacrifice 32..Rxg2! Rubinstein was winning. If 35 Kxh2 then 35..Qf4+ 36 Qg3..Qxd2+ (not 36..Qxf6? 37 Re8+ and mates) and 37..Qxc1 and Black wins.
Jan-18-12  King Death: Rubinstein's 10...Qg6 is an improvement over this loss from the match with Bogoljubow: Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920.
Jan-18-12
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  gezafan: Rubinstein was a master of the four Knights, whether playing 4...Nd4 or 4...Bb4.
Apr-01-12  Karpova: After 14...Nxc2


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Spielmann: <Black, with an extra pawn, has achieved a safe position and exploits his advantage in classical style to gain victory. It is instructive to see how Rubinstein masterfully combines defense with attack.>

Source: Page 143 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milforld, USA, 2011.

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