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Akiba Rubinstein vs Efim Bogoljubov
Gothenburg (1920), Gothenburg SWE, rd 6, Aug-09
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Nimzowitsch Line (E18)  ·  0-1

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Feb-09-04  Whitehat1963: I think this game and Rubinstein's record against Bogo, are both a good indication that Rubinstein had lost a bit of skill between 1911 and 1920. I think Rubinstein would probably have had few problems with Bogo if they were both in their prime (and if he hadn't started chasing invisible flies).
Aug-03-08  Jesspatrick: 12.Qb3, seeking his fortune in middle game complexities, was not as good as just 12.Qxd8+, where in the endgame, White can try to make something of his queenside majority.

White's game was playable until 20.Rd6?

The simple 20.Rd2 would have preserved decent drawing chances.

Aug-25-08  jakaiden: Also World War 1 might have been the reason for the lost in skill between 1911 and 1920.
Aug-25-08
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  keypusher: <(and if he hadn't started chasing invisible flies).>

Not to start a fight with the estimable <Karpova>, but Rubinstein started chasing invisible flies before WWI.

Jul-30-20  aliejin: "that Rubinstein had lost a bit of skill between 1911 and 1920. "

All players lost mastery
in the years of the first war e
immediate post war
Especially the players who were still
in full formation

Jul-30-20
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  MissScarlett: My sense is that, of the leading masters, Alekhine's development was the most arrested. Those seven long years were a purgatory.
Jul-30-20
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  HeMateMe: Better to have arrested development than to be arrested!

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