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Ossip Bernstein vs Akiba Rubinstein
St. Petersburg (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 6, Apr-29
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-19-04  Whitehat1963: Who misses the win? Where?
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  tamar: <Who misses the win? Where?> Rubinstein allows Bernstein to get a series of irritating checks at move 61 before his King has any real shelter.

Instead of 60...Kc6 which allows 61 Re6+ and a long queen ending, why not 60...c4 straight away.

Here is a line I checked with Shredder 8

60...c4 61 b4 axb3 62 axb3 Rf3 63 Kg2 cxd3 64 cxd3 Rxd3 65 Rf1 Rxg3+ 66 Kxg3 Qxf1 67 Qxg6+ Kc5 68 b4+ Kb5 69 Qxh5 Qg1+ 70 Kh3

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Now after 70...Kxb4 White's queen alone can't hold back the d pawn.

Oct-03-16  Howard: Yes, the tournament book verifies what you've posted.

After 60...c4, Black threatens both ...Rxc2 and also Qf3. Either move should win.

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