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Alexander Flamberg vs Akiba Rubinstein
Warsaw-cc (1910), Warsaw RUE
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation Rubinstein Countergambit (C30)  ·  1-0



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Jul-17-04  uzeromay: Is R Rubinstein related to Akiba or is that just a coincidence?
Jul-18-04  sneaky pete: <uzeromay> Most likely the R. is a mistake and it is Akiba playing here. Colin Leach, <KGD: Classical defences> gives this game as Flamberg-(no initial)Rubinstein, Vilna (=Vilnius) 1912. During the all-Russian tournament in Vilnius 1912 however, Rubinstein won both games against Flamberg, so A.R. may have been white in this game. Any Rubinstein-expert out there?
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  akiba82: The game was played in the Warsaw city championship in 1910. Flamberg 1st with 9/10 and Rubinstein 2nd with 8.5/10. Based on the biographical work by Donaldson and Minev.
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  Calli: <akiba> Use the "suggest your correction" link to get this fixed. Th link is below the Kibitz button.

Also, there is another "R Rubinstein" in the DB that is probably Akiba.

Jan-05-09  YoungEd: This is an exciting game, and one that shows how good the relatively unknown Flamberg was.

One thing I have never understood is when Black plays an early ...f5 in a King's Gambit, as here on Black's's 4th. What's the motivation for this move? Seems like Black will always be one move short to outgambit the gambiteer. Suggestions welcome!

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  Phony Benoni: <"As the saying goes, out in the tall timber region of Maine these gentlemen are determined 'to make something, or spoil some lumber.'

"Such animated games keep chess young, and sportive, and clubby."> -- William Ewart Napier.

Jul-15-16  zanzibar: WSZ v13 (1910) G-1480 p276
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  Phony Benoni:

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"American Chess Bulletin", June 1910, p. 141, gives White's next move as <39.Kg3>. This may be a bit better than 39.Kg1, but both moves win.

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