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Akiba Rubinstein vs Richard Teichmann
Karlsbad (1907), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 12, Sep-05
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Rubinstein Variation (D61)  ·  1-0



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Mar-25-05  Karpova: great game by rubinstein!

black's mistake was 14....ne4? opening the q-file

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  tamar: Note by Schlechter does not make sense
< ? Schlechter: If 22...Rc7 or 22...Rd8, then White wins simply by 23.f5.>

I suppose he means 23 Nf5, but White has a much clearer win with 23 g6!

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If 23...hg 24 Qd1 Nf6

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Rh8+! Kxh8 26 Nxf7+ Rxf7 27 Rxd8+ wins the queen and keeps the initiative.

Tougher is 23...Ne5 24 Nf5 Re6 25 gxh7+ Kh8 26 Nxg7 which would have been a treat to see also.

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which would have been a treat to see also.

Apr-13-15  A.T PhoneHome: Maybe one day I can leave my Queen like that then claim "I learned it from Akiba Rubinstein".

NOTE: The preceding statement does not carry consumer protection. I cannot be held liable for Akiba Rubinstein's headache as he looks down and shakes his head in dismay.

Oct-22-17  Count von Twothree: Everyone from Kasparov downwards now agrees that 13...bxc5 is necessary and good. Schlechter's point is that Black loses the d5-pawn after 14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.Bc4 Qb6 16.Nxd5 Nxd5 17.Bxd5 Bxd5 18.Rxd5. However, 18...c4 seems to hold the balance in this line. In the game continuation, it's a bit strange for neither Lasker nor Schlechter to comment on the possibility 19...Qxg5 which is a tougher defence than Teichmann's 19...Re7.
Feb-21-21  MordimerChess: Finally a game from Carlsbad 1907 in which Akiba played some tactic. Of course, all his position built forced the tactic on some point, but still... very nice miniature.

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Feb-21-21  sudoplatov: In the line with 25.Rh8+, etc. White does pick up Black's Queen but the remaining material is White: Queen, Black; Rook, Rook, Knight. However, White picks up a Pawn with 25.Nxe4.

After 23.g6, hxg6, 24.Qd1, then 24...Nf8 seems better than 24...Nf6.

Feb-21-21  sudoplatov: The suggested 19...Qxg4 is much better than 19...Re7.
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  kingscrusher: A really fun advert for the "Rubinstein Attack" Qc2 move

Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack (D61)

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  plang: Rubinstein had experience with this system with Black. Two years earlier at Barmen Benima had played 12 Bf5?! against Rubinstein and Black gained an advantage and won easily; 12 Kb1 was new. 14..a6 followed by ..b5 was suggested as a better defense. 21..Rxg5 22 Rc1!with the idea of Nd6 or Nxa7 would have been powerful.

22..b5? lost instantly; 22..Rd8 would have been better though White would have had a clear edge.

<tamar: Note by Schlechter does not make sense < ? Schlechter: If 22...Rc7 or 22...Rd8, then White wins simply by 23.f5.>

I suppose he means 23 Nf5, but White has a much clearer win with 23 g6! >

23 g6 is a promising continuation but I think it is an exaggeration to claim it as winning.

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