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Yosef Dobkin vs M Grinberg
Tel Aviv (1944)
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  1-0


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  offramp: Every now and then the Caro-Kann gets taken apart like a Cortina Mark II at a Teddy Boy Festival.

Often Black's downfall is caused by a weakness of e6 or g6 or both.

Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981, Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997, Van der Wiel vs Karpov, 1987, Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988, Kavalek vs Huebner, 1979.

This is one of the earliest examples.

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Black should have been trying to castle kingside as quickly as possible. But he played 11....h6 and he then found that his world was rocked by 12. Rxe6+!+-.

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  Count Wedgemore: <offramp: Every now and then the Caro-Kann gets taken apart like a Cortina Mark II at a Teddy Boy Festival.>

The awesome metaphor aside, I wouldn't call this game an example of "Caro-Kann being taken apart", because this is not the way at all to play the classical variation of the C-K.

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  offramp: This is the position after 9...e6:

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It occured as recently as A Muzychuk vs D Charochkina, 2016, which was a blitz game that White won; also (women again, oddly) in T Gara vs M Socko, 2016. That was a draw. So people still play the way M Grinberg played at least for 9 moves.

<Count Wedgemore>, welcome to! I have been here a while and I have enjoyed almost every minute of it. It is probably the best site on the internet if you like chess. I really think you'll have a good time here.

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  Count Wedgemore: <offramp> Thank you for the kind welcome, my new internet friend!
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  hemy: <Count Wedgemore> Welcome to CG. <offramp> - your contribution to CG is amazing and you are very kind person.

This game was played In "Emanuel Lasker" Tel Aviv chess club anniversary tournament. (http://jewishchesshistory.blogspot....). There is also a picture of Yosef Dobkin playing Moshe Czerniak

The tournament started in January 1944 and ended on April 1st, 1944. The winner Yosef Porat (Yosef Foerder) finished with 12/13, 2nd was Israel Rabinovich-Barav 10/13. Dobkin and Shlomo Smiltiner shared 3-4 place with 9.5/13. Dr. M Grinberg was 5th with 8/13.

Source: The Tel Aviv newspaper in Hebrew "Davar",April 4th, p.3 and "Davar", April 12, 1944 p.3.

The "Emanuel Lasker" chess club was founded in 1939. In 1944 with a membership of 300 players it was the largest in the Middle East. 50 tables were occupied by players from 5 pm to 8 pm every evening.

Source: an article "Middle East's largest chess club", "The Palestine Post" (today "Jerusalem Post"), July 13, 1944, p.2.

Oct-09-17  WorstPlayerEver: If after 12. Rxe6 Black takes the Rook ... fxe6, then 13. Qg6+ and Black loses the Queen. According to Analysis ☺
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  Count Wedgemore: <hemy: <Count Wedgemore> Welcome to CG>

Thank you, <hemy>.

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