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Emanuel Rubinstein vs Bass
"Bass Ails" (game of the day Jul-20-2007)
Cracow Championship (1938), Cracow, Poland
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41)  ·  1-0


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  WannaBe: I personally prefer tenor, maybe a soprano once in a while.

When it comes to brews, preferrably lager. :-)

Jul-20-07  climberv151: bass is also a type of ale, and apparently England's oldest registered trademark (that is still in use).

Why does it say this is Bird's Opening?

Jul-20-07  nolanryan: hopefully rubinstein got out of krakow before the next year
Jul-20-07  Margulies: Buddy Revell, então podemos falar em português? hehehe....
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  xenophon: great pun-as painted by renoir
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  Phony Benoni: "Everybody's heard about the Bird,
Bird Bird Bird, Bird is deferred..."

Of course, when your name is Emanuel Rubinstein you can call the opening anything you wish. It's sort of like being Robert J. Kasparov.

Jul-20-07  Jack Kerouac: This game is for the Bird's.
A fishy game.....
Jul-20-07  computer chess guy: 24 .. Qc7? (Qe7 was better).
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  kevin86: A funny Bird's opening-when the opening move is deferred to the 21st turn (or is that "tern"?)

I liked the fancy setup of bPpB after white's 27th.

I think black would have objected to the name of the opening (or even the game result),but he was a small mouthed bass. As a result,he was Lance-d (I hope that pun was NSYNC)-lol.

Jul-20-07  Bishoprick: I believe Rubenstein moved to Belgium soon after this game. Probably should have moved even farther. . .
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  fm avari viraf: A wonderful game by Rubinstein right from the start go till the very end. The beautiful piece play & pawn thrust is a treat to relish & of course, a valuable lesson to learn & digest.
Jul-20-07  dabearsrock1010: By the way, and I am surprised nobody has pointed this out, Bass Ale is an absolutely delightful beer, probably in my top 3 at this point in my life. oh good game too i guess.
Jul-20-07  Calculon: Black's problems seem to begin with the loss of the b-pawn. Would he be able to hold his position with 17 ... O-O-O? He pins the bishop and moves the king to b8 after a check.
Jul-21-07  Karpova: <Bishoprick: I believe Rubenstein moved to Belgium soon after this game. Probably should have moved even farther. . .> Rather not. Rubinstein seemed to have gone to Ukraine and it's not known if he survived the war. But I guess you confuse him with Akiba Rubinstein
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