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Akiba Rubinstein vs Frank Marshall
Lodz (1908), Lodz RUE, rd 2, Oct-??
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  1-0

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Aug-29-04
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  tamar: Marshall outplays Rubinstein, but leaves his King unguarded with 27...Qa4. 27...Rxa2 was better.
Oct-13-05  Karpova: Marshall doesn't outplay Rubinstein. His counterattack on the queens's side comes too late. mistakes were 8.nh5 and 13.d4
Jul-08-07  Karpova: <tamar: Marshall outplays Rubinstein, but leaves his King unguarded with 27...Qa4. 27...Rxa2 was better.> 27...Ra2?? would have been an awful blunder:

27...Ra2?? 28.e6
a) 28...Qc8 29.Qh5 fxe6 30.fxe6 g6 31.Qh3 Bf6 32.Bh4 Bg7 33.Nf4 c6 34.Qg2 (34...Be5 35.Nxg6! hxg6 36.Qxg6+ Ng7 37.Rf7 or 34...a5 35.e7) b) 28...Qc6 29.Nf4 Nf6 30.exf7+ Kxf7 31.Ne6
c) 28...Qa4 29.Qh5 fxe6 30.fxe6 g6 31.Qf3 Nf6 (31...Bf6 32.Be5) 32.Bxc7

A masterly game by Rubinstein who completely outplayed Marshall.

Jul-08-07  Emma: Great example of Rubinstein
Jul-08-07
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  Calli: Its okay. A great Rubinstein was Arthur

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmas...

Nov-27-07  Karpova: Carl Schlechter calls 22...c4 <An attempt for counterplay in a position that is already strategically lost> (Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1908).

It's insufficient because of Rubinstein's precise and cold-blooded play. Especially the use of his e- and f-pawn to crack open the black kinside while the black queen and rook go astray on the queenside is really beautiful.

Marshall plays weakly in the opening and Rubinstein gets an advantage. He converts the advantage while mostly ignoring black's desperate (and fruitless) counterplay.

Aug-25-08  thedarkknight: what about 8...bxf3 shattering white's kingside pawn structure???
Aug-25-08
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  keypusher: <thedarkknight> <what about 8...bxf3 shattering white's kingside pawn structure???>

Marshall tried it here, and lost: Salwe vs Marshall, 1908

Dec-17-09  M.D. Wilson: A good game by Rubinstein who completely outplayed Marshall.
Nov-13-10  kasparvez: 31. Ne1 was Masterful !
Dec-19-10  talisman: <kasparvez> you're right.
Jan-07-18  2drchess: Watch Rubinstein's handling of his King's knight from 10th move to the last move in the game.
Jan-07-18  sudoplatov: These guys played rather closely. Rubinstein beat Marshall 11 to 9 with 15 draws. From Edo 1908:

Rubinstein 2629 #2
Marshall 2556 #11
Lasker 2712 #1

Jan-07-18
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  WorstPlayerEver: It's funny that Schlechter does not condemns a move like 14... Be7, while Black simply could have played 14... c5 with a better position, the text move blows that advantage away, however.

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