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Fred Dewhirst Yates vs Akiba Rubinstein
"Merry and Bad" (game of the day May-13-2015)
Marienbad (1925), Marianske Lazne CSR, rd 15, Jun-08
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  0-1



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Sep-20-06  notyetagm: Rubinstein uses to the maximum the <LOOSE> h2-square next to the White h1-king created by his all-powerful 7th-rank a2-rook.
Sep-20-06  PivotalAnorak: 26...Qc6!
Sep-20-06  bvwp: Yates does quite a few of the things you're supposed to do: rook to seventh rank, doubled rooks on open centre file, backed up by queen on same file, etc. And it doesn't do him a blind bit of good.
Jul-21-07  Karpova: 26.Nxf5? Qxf3+ 27.Kg1 Bc5+ 28.R1d4 Qxf5 29.Qd5 Bxd4+ 30.Qxd4 Re8 would be nothing but a complicated way to trade off pieces with black neutralizing white's counterplay.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Rubinstein must have foreseen his 38th when he played his 36th. 39.Rg2,Qe1+ is one possible line.
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  offramp: This was from the Last Round at Marienbad.
May-13-15  Eusebius: 23...Bf8! Very foresighted. Freeing the rook and damping white's effort on the g-file.
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  morfishine: This game gets better each time I go over it.
May-13-15  fenno: In my opinion the active multipurpose 24. - Re5 was the key move here.
May-13-15  Howard: Nice game, but personally, I think a comparable one is Yates' victory over Rubinstein at Moscow 1925. A long endgame, but well worth playing over.
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  kevin86: Another Rubinstein gem!
May-13-15  cunctatorg: Phheewwww....; such a game tells the real grandmaster from the GM, the masters and the other strong players!!
May-13-15  RookFile: Rubinstein shows that he is not afraid of ghosts in this game. Yates tries for a powerful setup, but lacks something specific.
May-13-15  goodevans: Instinct would have compelled me to play <31.Rd2> rather than 31.Rd1.
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