|Feb-21-09|| ||Ultra: Akiba could really get it going on.|
|Feb-21-09|| ||Once: Rubinstein was arguably the best player never to become world champion.|
A very effective kingside attack in this game.
|Feb-21-09|| ||lionel15: Rubenstein was a great player. I always enjoy playing through his games|
|Feb-21-09|| ||sfm: I like 13.Qf4! Black would usually like to swap queens - unfortunately the bishop at h5 will be lost after 13.-,QxQ 14.gxf,
e.g. 14.-,h6 15.NxN,NxN 16.f5.
So white can hunt the black queen away with his own, winning a tempo.
|Feb-21-09|| ||Samagonka: Carl Sclechter says it all.|
|Feb-21-09|| ||laskereshevsky: Akiba was a real great one..
I noticed that every time in my (amateur) chees-carrer, I always increased my strenght and my elo by a deeply (at least for me..) full-immersion study in same champ-player life game style etc...
First I studyed NINZOVITCH jumped from 1200 to 1550...
then ALEKHINE, 1550 to 1680/1700...
After RUBINSTEIN, from ab. 1650 to 1900....
then BOTVINNIK, 1900/1930 to 2050...
then BRONSTEIN, and I almost reached the 2100...
Now im still Jumping, yes,...But to go back!...
no more: time, younghood energyes, and a lack of will to deep study, costed me ab. 80 elo points
|Feb-21-09|| ||keypusher: Wonderful game-thanks for picking it, cg.com
Rubinstein's 23. Rf1 is certainly good enough to win, but Schlechter's 23. c3 is quite a move. It's hard to believe, but Shredder is unable to think of anything better than 23....Qxc3 in response!
|Feb-21-09|| ||kevin86: Another masterpiece for Akiba-what's new?|
|Feb-21-09|| ||goodevans: <Once: Rubinstein was arguably the best player never to become world champion.>|
So difficult to tell when you go back a whole century. The quality of opposition just wasn't there. For me there were a clutch of players in the '50s, Bronstein, Keres and Reshevsky, who might lay claim to that title.
|Feb-21-09|| ||goodevans: ... and then there was Korchnoi, of course.|
|Feb-21-09|| ||goodevans: ... but I don't want to start an argument!|
|Feb-21-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 18. Rxf6!! is the best move in this game- but not by Rubinstein|
|Feb-21-09|| ||A.G. Argent: <goodevans ...don't want to start an argument.> Nope, no argument but defintely an interesting debate and <Once> did use the word "arguably", establishing it as such. And it's a legitimate point. Maybe Rueben Fine kinda summed it up when he said of Rubenstein: "Better chess cannnot be played by mortal man. And yet first prizes, later even third and fourth prizes, escaped him all too often. The tragedy of Rubenstein arose because he played too much beautiful chess and not enough winning chess." But his wins over the likes of Lasker, Euwe, Tarrasch, Capablanca et al remain and speak to the competition of the era issue.|
|Feb-21-09|| ||Marmot PFL: Very good game, as black did not play badly either.|