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Akiba Rubinstein vs Janos Gajdos
Barmen Main A, GER (1905), Barmen GER, rd 10, Aug-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D40)  ·  1-0

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Dec-12-06  Ch3ckmate: interesting opening!
Feb-12-07  Bridgeburner: Trademark endgame play by Rubinstein taking full advantage of his two Bishops vs his opponents Bishop vs Knight.

Rubinstein missed a beat in the opening with 17.Be2, which was intended to prevent 17...Rc4. It worked because Gajdos missed 17...Nd7! seizing an enduring initiative (18.Bxg7 Bc5! wins).

Better was protecting the a-pawn with 17.a3! and if 17...Rc4 18.Qa7! neatly finds the pressure point in Black's queen side, exploiting its weaknesses and slightly discoordinated pieces (if 18...Nd7 19.Nxd5 Nxe5 20.Nxe7+ with a strong initiative).

Gajdos' offer of the Queen exchange falls in with Rubinstein's plan, which the latter exploits with ruthless efficiency, taking advantage of his two Bishops and Black's isolani with exemplary technique.

Jun-13-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Rubinstein vs Gajdos, 1905.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF RUBINSTEIN.
Your score: 102 (par = 103)

LTJ

Mar-19-13  WiseWizard: A won queen endgame?
Mar-19-13
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  beatgiant: <WiseWizard>
I think only White will queen: 50...Kc6 51. e4 fxe4 52. Kxe4 Kb5 53. g4 hxg4 54. f5 gxf5+ 55. Kf4, followed by running the h-pawn.
Mar-19-13  WiseWizard: <beatgiant> You're right, thank you. The most forcing continuation. Although still losing, I think Black gains a tempo if he doesn't take on e4; 51. e4 Kb5 52. exf gxf 53. Kxf Kxb4.
Mar-19-13  JimNorCal: Rubinstein wins the endgame...WITHOUT tapping his vaunted skill with rooks!
Feb-20-17  bengalcat47: One of Rubinstein's lesser-known skills was that he knew how to use bishops to maximum advantage!
Feb-20-17  An Engliishman: Good morning: What an amazing game by Rubinstein! I love how he is able control the board using his bishop pair.

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