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Walther von Holzhausen vs Akiba Rubinstein
Berlin (1926), Berlin GER, rd 7, Nov-24
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights Variation (C50)  ·  1-0
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Mar-18-11
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  GrahamClayton: Rubinstein has a really bad bishop after 30...♗g8. This loss against the tail-ender stopped Rubinstein from finishing =1st with Boguljubow.
Mar-18-11
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  shalgo: Yes, Rubinstein should have done something earlier to free that bishop.

24...Nd7 seems like an obvious improvement. The knight can later go to e5 and the bishop can be freed by ...f6 and ...Bg8. The move also prevents 25.g5.

In fact, Black might even play it one move earlier as a pawn sacrifice: 23...Nd7 24.Qxd6 Qxd6 25.Rxd6 Ne5 26.Rxd8+ Rxd8 27.Be2 f6. Black, at the cost of a pawn, has a rather nice position:


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He has the two bishops and the knight on the strong blockading square on e5. White has a bad bishop. I don't know if this is sufficient compensation for the pawn, but it is a lot more pleasant than what he ends up facing in the game.

Mar-19-11
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  Chessical: <27...gxf5> is better and after either 28. exf5 (or <28.Qh4> Rh8 29. exf5 d5 30. Bd3) <28...d5> 29. Bd3 Be5 30. Rde1 Qd6; Rubinstein has the better position.
Apr-08-12  Karpova: Donaldson and Minev award 62...Qd6 two question marks, suggesting 62...Bb4 or 62...Bd6 instead and keeping the queens on.

Source: Page 210 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.

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