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Moishe Leopoldowicz Lowcki vs Akiba Rubinstein
3rd Russian National Tournament (1903), Kiev RUE, rd 4, Sep-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Alapin Variation (D31)  ·  1-0


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Lowtzky might have been on the receiving end of Tartakower at his best in today's Puzzle (11/30/06), but here Akiba Rubinstein is on the receiving end of Lowtzky at his best--and it's a pretty darn good best.
Dec-18-06  Bridgeburner:

Rubinstein had fought his way back to full equality after a poorly played opening (11...c5?) but blundered with 28...Qb7?? allowing his Queen and Rook to be forked.

He probably wanted to prevent the Queen check on d5. This was not a serious threat and better would have been 28...Bxe5 29.Qd5+ Kh8 30.fxe5 Rxf3 31.Qxa8 Kg7 with equality (the extra pawn is offset by his badly placed Queen Knight):

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For example: 32.e6 Rf8 33.Qd5 Rf5 34.Qe6 Qxe6 35.Rxe6 Re5 36.Nc3 Kf6 37.Rb6 b4 38.Rxb4 Nc6 39.Rxc5 Ne7 followed by 40...Kxe6 1/2-1/2

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  jessicafischerqueen: From <Karpova>:

"1-0 Rubinstein had problems in the beginning but then his opponent played weaker and in the end Rubinstein missed a win and blundered instead."

Jan-29-13  Diglot: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 b6 <An uncommon move here by Black. The main choices here are 3...Nf6, 3...c6, 3...Be7, and 3...c5> 4.Nf3 Bb7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bf4 Bd6 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.e3 00 9.Bg3 Nbd7 10.f4 Rc8 11.Bd3 c5 12.00 c4 <Moving the correct piece but to the wrong square! Black should have gone with 12...cxd4 and then 13.exd4 Ne4> 13.Bf5 Ra8 <Ostensibly this move by Black seems strange but it isn't actually bad, though 13...g6 and 13...Be7 are also playable> 14.Qa4 <I like moving the Queen over to the kingside instead with 14.Qf3>14...Nb8 <Not 14...Nxe5 because of 15.fxe5> 15.Bh4 a6 16.Qc2 g6 17.Rf3 Be7 18.Bxf6 <Maybe 18.Rd1 or 18.Raf1 would be better than going for the exchange> 18...Bxf6 19.Bh3 Bg7 20.Raf1 f5 <Not necessary to push the f-pawn and White has the good response 21.g4! Instead, Black should have played 20...Nc6> 21.g4 Bc8 <21...fxg4 22. Bxg4 Qd6 would have given Black better chances> 22.gxf5 Bxf5 23.Bxf5 <23.Qg2! is better> 23...Rxf5 24.e4 dxe4 25.Nxe4 <25.Qxe4 is preferable to capturing with the Knight> 25...Qxd4+ <Despite first appearances, this move actually is good for White. Black should have played 25...Qd5! followed by 26...b5> 26.Kh1 <Despite first appearances, this move actually is good for White. Rubinstein should have played 25...Qd5! followed by 26...b5> 26...b5 <Maybe better for Black would have been 26...Bxe5 27.Rd1 Qxb2 28.Qxc4+> 27.Rd1 Qb6 28.Qd2 <Not too good as it lets Black equalize with 28...Bxe5. White should have played 28.Rd6 first, and after 28...Qb7 29.Rd8+ Rf8 30.Rxf8+ Kxf8, then White should play 31.Qd2> 28...Qb7 <Blunder! 28...Bxe5 was needed and White would have a slight advantage> 29.Nd6 <Black resigns in face of either 29...Bxe5 30.Nxb7 or 29...Qe7 30.Qd5+ Kf8 31.Qxa8> 1-0
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