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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Akiba Rubinstein
San Sebastian (1912), San Sebastian ESP, rd 16, Mar-11
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Variation Marshall Gambit (C48)  ·  0-1


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Apr-30-04  aurelian: This game is very thoughtfully annotated by Winkelman in Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces, albeit I'd love to get my hands on the consummate double-volume Rubinstein biography and game anthology. =)
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  Calli: IIRC, Barnie Winkelman only did the tranlation. Hans Kmoch did the annototions. Originally in German.
Jun-13-05  fred lennox: This game shows skill in the bishop pair advantage. 18...f6 19...h5 is restricting the knight. 20...Be3, placing the bishop on a strong diagonal. 22...a5 and 23...b4 to open diagonals. 33...Rb7. Bishop pair favors endgame play, so exchanging usually in it's favor. Trading at least one pair of rooks make the bishops and king more powerful, or the opposing king weaker. He gives up the bishop pair to create another advantage, a won endgmae. The playing has an almost axiomic simplicity to it typical of Rubinstein.
Jul-14-07  Karpova: The black pieces on d4 give white a hard time - as soon as one of his own pieces enters d4 he resigns after Akiba's reply.
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  parmetd: What book is this?
Nov-26-07  Karpova: <parmetd: What book is this?>

Have a look at this game collection:
Game Collection: Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Playing an endgame against Rubinstein must have felt like one person trying to stop a glacier by pushing against it. One interesting detail is how Tarrasch tried to penetrate down the c-file with a Rook, and how Black "distracts" him long enough until the King can reach d6 and end the plan for good.
Feb-28-12  master of defence: This game is fabulous. The brazilian book Xadrez Básico-Orfeu Gilberto d' Agostini comments very well this game. But better for Rubintein is 43...Bxd3! After 44. Bxd5 Bf1!!(44...Kxd5 45. Kxe3 can draw)45. Bb7! Bxh3 46. Ba6!! Kc3!!! 47. Kg3! Kb2 48. Bc4 Bf1 49. Bxf1 Kxa2 50. Kf3 Bh6 51. Bb5 Kb3 52. Ke4 a4 53. Kd3 a3 and wins.
Jul-22-14  Marcelo Bruno: <master of defence> Sorry, but the author of this playing line belongs to Reuben Fine. D'Agostini only mentions it.
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