Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Akiba Rubinstein vs Carl Schlechter
Ostend (1906), Ostend BEL, rd 30, Jul-11
Queen Pawn Game: Sarratt Attack (D00)  ·  0-1


Annotations by Emanuel Lasker.      [80 more games annotated by Lasker]

explore this opening
find similar games 20 more Rubinstein/Schlechter games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you register a free account you will be able to create game collections and add games and notes to them. For more information on game collections, see our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-02-03  ughaibu: This is the earliest Rubinstein-Schlechter game in this database.
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: It was actually the first Game between them. Schlechter won this Tournament at Ostende 1906 (2nd Maroczy, 3th Rubinstein, 4th-6th Burn, Bernstein, Teichmann, 7th Marshall, 8th Janowsky, 9th Perlis) Commenting on this Game, Lasker wrote: "The finish shows clearly Schlechter's skill in charming out an attack from almost nothing"
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: Schlechter's score in Ostende 1906, where he was the sole winner: +15/=12/-3. Spielmann refers to this performance as the begining of his best period, that includes the victories in Vienna 1908 and Prag 1908 (shared) and in Hamburg 1910 (alone). This Game is absent from Spielmann's Schlechter-book, consequently lacking also in the Russian version from 1985, but, providencially, finely reported in Fred Wilson's "Lesser Known Chess Masterpieces", a Dover book from the mid 70's
Apr-10-05  paladin at large: 7. f4 would seem a bad move in retrospect, since Rubinstein is unable to get an attack rolling on the kingside and Schlechter is able to fix the weak white pawn on e3, which also hinders Rubinstein's lateral communication between king and queenside. The white queen is shut out of the kingside, whereas black's queen threatens to go to either side.
Aug-12-10  TVik: Hi all! This is my first post:

In Schlechter's line beginning with 29.Nxg4! Rxb2 30.Ne5 Rb4 31.Rg8 Rc8 32.Nxc4 Rxc4 33.Kb2. Is not 32.Nd7+ Ka8 33.Rxc8# an improvement for white?

Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: Yes, something is not matching here - Schlechter would not overlook a mate in two, moreover in his notably accurated analysis lines
Aug-12-10  Shams: <TVik> Welcome, and please post more! As first posts go that was unusually substantive. :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Not to mention another 2 mover:
32. Rxc8 Kxc8 33. Rg8++
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <TVik>< Hi all! This is my first post:

In Schlechter's line beginning with 29.Nxg4! Rxb2 30.Ne5 Rb4 31.Rg8 Rc8 32.Nxc4 Rxc4 33.Kb2. Is not 32.Nd7+ Ka8 33.Rxc8# an improvement for white?>

It is a misprint in Lasker's note. It should be 31...Kc8 instead of 31...Rc8. Deutsche Wochenschach had the correct move of 31...Kc8, so no mate was missed by Schlechter.

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <vonKrolock> It was actually the first Game between them.>

No, second game. The first was a draw. No game-score exists of it though.

Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: 30. b3 and isn't White still breathing?

click for larger view

Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: In the above, every line I try, the extra Pawn for Black ends up being the Rook Pawn. Rubinstein with 2 Rooks, defending? I like 30. b3 a lot better than Lasker's alternative 30. Rxg4.
Aug-12-10  ounos: I don't like the implication of the last annotation. Could it mean that Akiba played on?? :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: <<TheFocus> < Second game> ... <No game-score exists of it though.>> We should develop an ontology capable of including categories of non-existent objects - (just kidding, mate - my flawed assertion came from a period when researches on matters like Ostende 1906 and Schlechter's bio were not advanced enough. Still, <<<the first Game between them <with the moves available >>(second corrected edition of a 2005 comment)
Aug-13-10  Shams: <OCF> After 30.b3 Na3:

click for larger view

I've only looked for a couple moments but it seems like white is forced to trade rooks on g2, and black will liquidate on d4 keeping his e4 pawn.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Annotated Games
by balasana128
ROUND 30 (Stage 5, ROund 8, JUly 11): Gillam 322
from Ostend 1906 by Phony Benoni
Rubinstein vs Challengers Decisive Games Schlechter
from Rubinstein vs World Champions Decisive Games by visayanbraindoctor
Annotated Games
by Morphischer
vonKrolock's favorite games
by vonKrolock
February, p. 29 [Gzame 25 / 1045]
from American Chess Bulletin 1907 by Phony Benoni

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC