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Akiba Rubinstein vs Leopold Loewy, Sr.
Barmen Hauptturnier-A (1905), Barmen GER, rd 4, Aug-??
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0



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Mar-29-04  Troewa: Murderous build-up by Rubinstein, slowly eroding black's defences and continuously gaining a better position himself. Black's hopes of counterplay seem to be almost non-existent throughout most of the game.
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  yiotta: 34.Nxd5 steals another pawn, as 34...Nxd5 35.Bxd5 Bxh4 (35...Bxd5 36.Qxg6+ Kg8 37.Re8#)36.Bxf7
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  yiotta: Thanks to Karpova for this collection.
Aug-20-14  residentlegal: Awesome game. His opponent was outpawned and devastated by the rook exchange and follow up tactical play,leaving Rubenstein to own the light and dark squares with the twin bishops and pin his way to victory.
Aug-20-14  ughaibu: "Outpawned and devastated by the rook exchange" is an experiment in idiomatics guaranteed to turbulate the waters. But, after reviewing the game, I get your drift. However, an even stronger impression gained, was that this is the "smoking gun" for the accusations that Fischer and Petrosian pre-arranged all their games. Well, at least all their games against each other.
Sep-15-14  zanzibar: Speaking of idiomatics, I think <turbulate> is pretty good too.

Not to be confused with tubulate:

<tu·bu·late (tby-lt, -lt, ty-) also tu·bu·lat·ed (-ltd) adj.

1. Formed into or resembling a tube; tubular.

2. Having a tube.>

Jan-30-20  MordimerChess: I think that Leopold Löwy Jr. played here. As for now chessgames shows his father Sr. I will write to the admins to check it again and correct. But if we go to profiles of both Leopolds we can see that only Jr. played in Barmen 1905 tournament. The same goes in wikipedia.

But let's see the game.

First, Rubinstein missed the tactic in 20. Ng6+ and after fxg6 21. Rxe6 Qa5 22. Qe1 Qd8 23. Ra6 Qd7 24. a4 b4 25. cxb4 would give him strong play on queen side.

Also in 33. Nxh6 Kxh6 34. f5+ Kg7 35. fxe6 Be8 would give another pawn and dominating position (queen is watching at pawn g6).

And the final fancy way to finish, not pragmatic at all: 46. Qh5 Qh4 47. Rf7+ Kh8 48. Bxg6 Rxg6 49. Qxg6 Qxh3+ 50. Kg1 Qh2+ 51. Kf1 Qh1+ 52. Ke2 Qg2+ 53. Kd1 Qh1+ 54. Kc2 and mate in next move. Of course Rubinstein choose more prosaic way to win without complications :)

If you want to see the game with commentary, Enjoy:

And <yiotta> I think you missed 36...Rxg6 as rook was on b6 ;)

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