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Akiba Rubinstein vs Erich Cohn
Karlsbad (1907), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 18, Sep-13
Queen Pawn Game: Sarratt Attack (D00)  ·  1-0



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  beatgiant: 36...Rxe5+ looks like a big improvement. I don't see any reason to fear the possible pawn ending after 36...Rxe5+ 37. Re4 Kd6.
Sep-27-05  BreakOnThru: Hmm, Im currently studying rook endings, and came across this game.

I think that 36...Rxe5 is much better than 36...fxe5.

As after 36...Rxe5 37.Kd3 Rg5 38.g3 Rh5 39.h4 Rf5 40.Re4+ Kd7 41.Kd4 g6 42. b4 Rf3 43.Re3 Rxe3 44.Kxe3 Kd6 45.Ke4 f5+ which I believe is better for black.

I'll put this through Fritz and see what it thinks.

Jul-30-09  WhiteRook48: the outcome of getting into an ending against Rubinstein
Mar-06-12  joegalby: played this game on guess the move missed 44.g3 and a few others and scored 135 but ive probably seen this game before as im a big akiva fan i have to say though trying to think of his next move instead of just playing thru hundreds of games rather too quickly was fantastic !
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  plang: 4..c5 had been played in Maroczy-Martinovic Vienna 1907 and White went on to win; 4..Bd6 was new. Marin provides extensive analysis on several winning methods for White in response to the alternative 40..g6: ie. 41 Rxh7..Rxc3 42 Ra7..Rc6 43 Rg7..Kf6 44 Rb7. In his analysis as well as in the game continuation the greater activity of the White king and rook is decisive.
Dec-06-21  ndg2: A London played in Karlsbad!

"If it's good enough for Akiba, it's good enough for me!" -- Magnus Carlsen

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  kingscrusher: Apparently there is some stigma to playing the London system:

But you know some people just like driving Volvos - solid, reliable comfortable cars and chess openings are a choice. Some people just don't like too much hassle.

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  fredthebear: This American would rank a Volvo well above most Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge models for reliability (far fewer factory recalls) if not shear class.

Nothing wrong for the common man, woman, or child to play the safe, solid London System to avoid reams of grandmaster theory, as they're not likely to ever become a grandmaster. Play chess for the fun of it! Grip the center and strive to move a different unit on each turn, right?

This belief also applies to any of the "slow" queen pawn openings that avoid 2.c4. Lately, Stockfish has been ranking the Colle System ahead of 2.c4 but I don't expect that to last. However, one should understand that pawn break is often necessary. Play now, play often, and find the time to read Chernev's "Logical Chess, Move by Move" and Pachman's "Modern Chess Strategy" later.

"Your only task in the opening is to reach a playable middlegame." - Lajos Portisch

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