Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Semion Alapin vs Akiba Rubinstein
Prague (1908), Prague AUH, rd 11, Jun-01
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 13 times; par: 112 [what's this?]

Annotations by Stockfish (Computer).      [21906 more games annotated by Stockfish]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 6 more Alapin/Rubinstein games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have annotation. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-07-07  Karpova: Another positional masterpiece from Akiba!

Though he has the white pieces Alapin gets trussed up completely.

9.f5 allowing 9...Nd4 wasn't so good.

The black knight is incredibly active and thereby indirectly protects Rubinstein's pawns: 39.Rxf6? Rd3+ 40.Kf2 Nxe4+
45.Rxf6? Rd1+ 46.Kf2 Ng4+

The way Rubinstein gains control of the d-file and makes use of it is more than just instructive!

Apr-23-11  bolek88: What do you think about 11.Bh6 and next Nxb5 ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sastre: If 11.Bh6, Black is fine after 11...Ng6 12.Nxb5 gxh6 13.fxg6 hxg6.
May-14-17  Count von Twothree: It's a bit strange that most commentators decline to comment on 10...Nxc2, winning, instead of Rubinstein's rather unpretentious 10...Nxb5. One simple line is 11.Kd1 Nxa1 12.Bh6 Nxf5 13.exf5 Qf6.
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: < 10...Nxc2, winning, instead of Rubinstein's rather unpretentious 10...Nxb5.> Agreed. If 11.Ke2!? then it could follow 11...Na1 12.Bh6 Nxf5! or 12...Ng6! with a comfortable advantage.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Round 11 (Monday, June 1)
from Prague 1908 by Phony Benoni
from Veliki majstori saha 11 RUBINSTEIN (Petrovic) by Chessdreamer
by Duveltje
Book of Five Rings' favorite games
by Book of Five Rings
Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces
by Karpova
Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces
by yesthatwasasac
x( C30 ) KG Declined Fredthebear's Credit Card
by fredthebear
Point Count Chess
by BabalooMoon

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC