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Victor Leonard Wahltuch vs Akiba Rubinstein
London (1922), London ENG, rd 3, Aug-03
Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46)  ·  0-1



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Mar-17-12  Karpova: 'The Field' on 12...b5!

<A fine move, threatening to obtain a strong attack by the further advance of the pawns on the queenside, while, if the pawn be captured, Black gains time for development as well as a fine attacking position by playing ...Rb8. Rubinstein calls attention to the fact that a similar sacrifice was made by Blackburne in a game against the late S. Winawer.>

Page 55 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milforld, USA, 2011.

I guess that Akiva was referring to 17...b4 in Winawer vs Blackburne, 1882

Sep-03-18  sudoplatov: And amusingly, not the "Late Joseph Blackburne."
Sep-03-18  Sally Simpson: It does read rather read odd but at the time this game was played,1922, J.H.B was still alive, he passed away in 1924. Winawer in 1919.
Sep-10-20  sudoplatov: Stockfish prefers 15.Rd5 to Bd3 followed by 15...Be6 16.Bb4 Bxd5 17.Bxd5 with a nearly even game, maybe .25 Pawn advantage to White.

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