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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Akiba Rubinstein
Berlin (1928), Berlin GER, rd 11, Oct-25
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06)  ·  1-0

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Feb-18-03  kostich in time: This is one of the two Nimzozich-Rubinstein games that Soltis includes in The Hundred Greatest Games of the Twentieth Century..the advance of the fpawn, and the final"quiet"sac of the rook,are quite amazing.
Jul-31-05  Averageguy: A nice not so easy to find last move, also threatening a neat and rare mating pattern.
Jul-31-05  who: In retrospect 28...fxe6 was very regrettable. Fritz gives 28...Rxd1 29.exf7 Kxf7 30.Rxd1 Kg8 31.Qc4+ Kh7 Qf4 b5 32.c4 Qb7 33.Qg3 Qf7 34.axb5 cxb5 as leaving white about a pawn up.
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  Calli: 27...Qc8 is also very passive. Qe7 is better.
Jul-31-05  who: As is 27...Rxd1
Jul-31-05  WMD: 32.Rd2 would have been cheeky.
Mar-02-14  LIFE Master AJ: A really brilliant game, #77 in Andy Soltis's book. ("The 100 Best")
Aug-19-20  NBZ: Wonderful finish! Maybe Black could have played on for a last swindle: 32. ... Rxd1+ 33. Kg2 Rd2+ hoping for the careless 34. Kf3? Rxh2! 35. Bxh2 and now the Black queen has a critical tempo that it can use to get back into the game with 35. ... Qd7.

Of course White can squash all of this by 34. Kg3 but in the excitement of the moment, flush from playing a brilliant rook sacrifice, possibly in time pressure, it is not crazy to think White might err.

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