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Paul Saladin Leonhardt vs Akiba Rubinstein
San Sebastian (1911), San Sebastian ESP, rd 8, Mar-03
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C98)  ·  0-1



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Feb-01-14  paladin at large: 53. a3 loses quickly. Could Leonhardt have held on with 53. Bh5 ?
Mar-14-18  Saniyat24: 48.Be6 would have been a good move...!
Mar-14-18  rbelous: 48...Rf4 seems like a satisfactory response
Sep-18-19  zydeco: This game is a good illustration of what a tough player Rubinstein was. Leonhardt sacrifices a pawn in the opening and never gets it back.

There are a lot of clever maneuvers in this game. I really like 30....Bc8!! which is an almost impossible move to find, putting a pawn en prise in order to free up the position.

If 53.Bh5 Ne4+ 54.K moves Nd6 and eventually black brings up the king, plays ....f5, and makes progress.

38...Rc5! is a nice find too.

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  keypusher: Hmm, looks like this is where Rubinstein improved on the bum analysis he fobbed off on Tarrasch.

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