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Akiba Rubinstein vs Efim Bogoljubov
Bogoljubov - Rubinstein (1920), Stockholm SWE, rd 4, Jan-??
Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Defense (D05)  ·  0-1


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Dec-29-05  Whitehat1963: Great counterattack. Is there any saving Rubinstein a little earlier?
Feb-18-07  Archives: <8...Nb4?!>

"This move is only a waste of time. As we shall see, White's bishop on e2 is also very well situated. Better is 8...Qe7" - Rubinstein

Today theory still considers 8...Qe7 the best continuation for Black.

<Great counterattack. Is there any saving Rubinstein a little earlier?>

"White should play 18.dxe5! with a big advantage" - Razuvaev

Jul-05-11  qqdos: see the 6th game of the match where White repeated this line for 13 moves, perhaps he had something prepared, and Efim diverged with 13...g6 having won this 4th game in 33 moves with 13...Rc8. There is commentary in Sergei Soloviov's 2004 book of Bogoljubov's Games at p.42. <Archives> The position after Black's 17th move would be worthwhile testing out on Crafty to see if 18.dxe5! Bb8 19.hxg5 (played one move too early in the game) Nf5 20.f4 allows White to generate a potent attack down the h-file. Maybe Akiba had found this improvement and was happy to repeat and why Efim diverged, leading to a loss in 42 moves!
Jul-05-11  qqdos: <correction> Bogoljubov diverged with 13...Ng6 (not 13...g6) in the 6th match game mentioned above.
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  AylerKupp: I'm surprised nobody has commented on the opening played in this game. How appropriate!
Oct-23-15  Cheapo by the Dozen: Nasty trap, if that's what it was.

I presume White didn't realize his queen was in danger of being trapped until after he'd committed to the Qxe6+ plan.

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