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Rudolf Spielmann vs Akiba Rubinstein
Karlsbad (1907), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 13, Sep-06
Italian Game: Hungarian Defense (C50)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Rubinstein plays a passive defence and Spielmann whips up a sustained K-side attack. Spielman’s energetic play is both enjoyable and an object lesson in K-side attack for Italian Game or Spanish K-side attacking strategy.

35...Nf6?!; 35...Rxg6 36.Rxg6+ Rg7 would keep Black fighting on.

36...Nh7 is better but no salvation; 37.Rxg7+ Rxg7 38.Rxg7+ Qxg7 39.Qe6+ Qf7 40.Qxe5 Nf6.

37.Rh5 Rf8 38.Qh7+ Kf7 39.Rxg7+ Ke6 40.Rxe7+ Kd5 41.Rhxe5+ Kd6 42.R(7)e6 mate.

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  tamar: <Schlechter: There is no defense. If 31...exf4 32.Nxf4 g5 33.Nh5 gxh4 34.Nxf6+ Kh8 35.Qxh4 and White has a winning position.>

But 31...Qe5 may hold. If 32 Rg4 g5 33 hxg5 fxg5 35 f6 Ne6 36 fxg7 Rxf4 37 Rxf4 Qxf4+ 39 Rg3 Qxe4 .11/32 Komodo 5 64 bit

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  tamar: Drawing line should read 31...exf4 32 Nxf4 Qe5 (instead of 32...g5) 33 Rg4 g5 34 hxg5 fxg5 35 f6 Ne6 36 fxg7 Rxf4 37 Rxf4 Qxf4+ 39 Rg3 Qxe4 .11/32 Komodo 5 64 bit

So that leaves 32 Qf4 as White's best chance for an edge.

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