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Akiba Rubinstein vs Geza Maroczy
Hamburg Olympiad (1930), Hamburg GER, rd 1, Jul-13
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-06-03  ughaibu: Rubinstein never seems to have any knights. Even in his short games the major pieces or sometimes bishops pull off the win.
Apr-06-06  Whitehat1963: Why 22...Be6? Why not Be4 instead?
Apr-08-06  Resignation Trap: <Whitehat1963> <<Why not Be4 instead?>>

Rubinstein in <Swiat Szachowy> gave the line 23.Rd7 Bxh1 24.Rc7+ Kd8! 25.Bxh1 Re1+ 26.Kc2 Rxh1 27.Rxa7 Rxh2+ 28.Kd3 etc. "There is no easy defense against White's threats of 29.Ra8+ or 29.c6 and Bd6. The position is very complicated, and with many opportunities to miss something, but I felt during the game that the position of my Rook on the seventh rank ensured me a slight advantage."

Here's the position where Rubinstein's analysis runs out, with Black to play:

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Rubinstein expressed some doubt about the accuracy of his line and, indeed, 29...g5! seems to win for Black.

Instead, there is Foldeak's line: 23.b6 axb6 24.cxb6 Rb2 25.b7+ Rxb7 26.Bxb7+ Kxb7 27.Rd7+ Kb6 28.Re1 Bg6.

Jul-30-09  WhiteRook48: how to not play the Nimzo-Indian

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