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Akiba Rubinstein vs Oldrich Duras
San Sebastian (1911), San Sebastian ESP, rd 9, Mar-06
Queen's Gambit Declined: Capablanca - General (D30)  ·  1-0



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Given 8 times; par: 118 [what's this?]

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Aug-07-11  madhatter5: Rubinstein was very good at endgames.
Jun-18-18  Omnipotent00001: 68. Kf4 and white wins in 21 moves
Aug-05-22  offramp: I'd like to see comments from KEG. But why can modern people kvetch about the comments by great master Tartakover?

IF the great <KEG> made any comments then my comments probably also a be bit silly.

This was a game between two of the greatest of the old times. I'll have a look tomorrow.

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  Honza Cervenka: <Better is 42...Rxf5 43.Rxf5 Qg6 and after 44.Qe4 (44.Qb2+? Rg7!) 44...Rg7> Well, the problem is that white can play 44.Nf4 in this line, with idea 44...Bxf4 (what else?) 45.exf4 c4 46.Qe4 f6 47.Qd5 getting rid of the pin and white has enough counterplay to keep balance. In fact, 42...Qxe3 is the best chance of black in the position
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  Honza Cervenka: 44...Qe6! would have preserved huge advantage of black.
Aug-05-22  offramp: The game is the very modern Botvinnik System. The theory can go to move 30.
In 1911,"the Botvinnik" was in the future, in science fiction.

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Duras is going very well. The passed b&c passed pawns look okay. The two black ♗s are aiming that the white king.

After 40....Bxd5+.

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Rubinstein was in a tight spot.

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This was one of Rubinstein's 4 wins at San Sebastian.

Aug-05-22  Retireborn: Rubinstein had played the more natural looking 9.Nc3 in his match vs Marshall. I can't find any other high level examples of 9.Nfd2(?!)

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