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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Isidor Gunsberg
Steinitz - Gunsberg World Championship Match (1891), New York, NY USA, rd 13, Jan-07
Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46)  ·  1-0



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Feb-28-08  Knight13: <Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System> More like Queen's Indian to me... Or are people starting to call it "Indian" instead?
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  Chessical: Notes by W. Steinitz - (Abbreviated.)

<White move 6> - White did not advance <6. c4> because Black had not played his <d> pawn, and might have answered <6....Bb4+>, and if <7. Nc3> <7...Bxc3+>. Black after this might proceed according to Winawer's tactics refraining carefully from advancing <d5>, and playing for an ending in which the two Ns would have the advantage because of White's being saddled with the doubled pawn.

<White move 9> - In my own opinion best, though most of the experts, including Zukertort, usually played here <9. b3> followed by <Bb2>.

<Black move 10> - Hardly advisable. <N(b)d7> followed by <Re8> and <Nf8> was probably the best plan.

<Black move 21> - If <21... c5> 22. Qb3 (22.Q-N4 is given but this is an obvious typographical error) <22...Rd8> 23. dxc5 bxc5 24. Nf4, and clearly Black dare not take the B on account of NxP and both his centre pawns will become weak and must fail in the end.

<White move 22> - If <22. Rc1> b5 23. Qa6 Bxd4

<Black move 24> - Whereas now, if <24... Bxd4> 25. exd4 Qxd4+ 26. Kh1 Qxb4 27. Qb7 Qd6 28. Rf7 with a winning game. (But after <28. Rf7> Rf8! is not so clearly in White's favour; 29. Rxg7+ Kh8 30. Rff7 Rxf7 31. Rxf7 Re8 - <Chessical>)

<Black move 26> - Perhaps the best defence was <26. Bh6>, followed by <Nf8>.

<Black move 27> - Absolutely necessary. If <27... Bxf6> 28. Rxf6 gxf6 29. Qb7 , followed by <30. Rg3> in reply to <Qg6> (the only move), and wins.

<Black move 30> - He had hardly anything better, and this opens to him some prospect of against the K side.

<White move 39> - 39. Rxg5 Qxg5 40. Bxf6+ Rxf6.

Source: <Belfast News-Letter - Thursday 05 March 1891, p.3>

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