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David Janowski vs Akiba Rubinstein
St. Petersburg (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 8, May-02
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tarrasch Defense. Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30)  ·  0-1


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  Jim Bartle: Rubinstein wrote that he was totally lost at move 40, but Janowski stopped concentrating, overconfident of an easy move. Then he played a "coffeehouse move" with 47. h3, and later his "arrogance" kept Janowski from taking a draw. So Rubinstein got a lucky win,
Aug-12-04  Javid Danowski: Janowski missed a draw by 60 a5 Kb5 61 Rb7+ Ka6(61 ... Kxa5 62 Rb5+ etc) 62 Rb6+ Ka7 63 Ra6+ Kb7 64 Rb6+ Ka7 (Kc7 loses) 65 Ra6+ Kxa6 stalemate. I am surprised janowski missed this. The stalemate position of the WH is obvious - time pressure?
Jan-31-05  Swindler: I guess he was still looking for a win. If you have had a good position since the opening and have a passed a-pawn it's hard to start looking for a draw. A nice (if lucky) save by Rubinstein.
Nov-17-08  Ulhumbrus: After 50..Nf3! White cannot take the g6 pawn by 51 Rxg6 because 51...h3-h2 threatens to crown the Black h pawn by 52..h2-h1/Q and the only move which prevents the coronation of the h pawn is 52 Kg2 whereupon 52...Nh4+ forks the White King and White Rook.
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  tamar: Those wishing to follow the progress of the St Petersburg tournament can find an excellent synopsis at Benzol's page Game Collection: St Petersburg 1914

Capablanca, Lasker, and Alekhine in rounds 3, 4, and 5 tell the story of Rubinstein's failure to make the finals.

From being a pawn up and close to a sensational win against Capablanca, Rubinstein then was dismantled by both Lasker and Alekhine.

Here about a week later, Rubinstein appears to play listlessly for much of this game, and is hardly recognizable.

After 47 Ke3 Nxh2 48 Rxb5 Nf3 49 a4 the pawn would run and Black will soon lose.

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