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Akiba Rubinstein vs Carl Schlechter
San Sebastian (1911), San Sebastian ESP, rd 11, Mar-09
Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-16-05  aw1988: This was an unbelievable miss, effectively deciding first place. Rubinstein misses a one-move-win!
Apr-16-05  Karpova: where does he miss a one-move-win?
Apr-16-05  aw1988: My apologies. This is the wrong game.
Apr-16-05  Karpova: it's always good to play the games over before you write a comment :-)
Apr-16-05  aw1988: I did! I only realized my mistake afterward.
Apr-16-05  iron maiden: Which game did you mean?
Apr-16-05  Karpova: <aw1988>
you say you were born in 1935 so what did happen in 1988?
Apr-16-05  aw1988: <iron maiden> I know that in the last round of San Sebastien Rubinstein missed a one-move-win against Schlechter, but it doesn't seem to be here, or I'm missing something obvious; probably the former.

<Karpova> That is a secret, sorry.

Apr-17-05
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  tamar: 18 dxe5!
Apr-17-05  Shams: <everyone> raise your hand if you think aw1988 should be allowed to get away with this "secret" business. anyone...?
Apr-17-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana/There was U2, and Blondie, music still on MTV/His grandkids in high school tell him that he's uncool/But Alexander's secret date/Is 19 ... 19 ... 1988
Apr-17-05  aw1988: LOL! tpstar, you have the gift of making someone completely crack-up.
Apr-17-05  Karpova: i guess aw1988 is just some seventeen year old guy who thinks it was funny to pretend to be 69 (and be taken serious therefore)
Apr-17-05
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  tamar: Here are a couple of variations if Rubinstein had played 18 dxe5.

Overall, it looks like Rubinstein missed a big opportunity to take this game and surpass Capablanca for first place.

18 dxe5

18...Nxe5 19 f4 Ned7 20 e5 Nd5 21 Bxe7 Nxe7 22 e6! wins

18...Qxe5 19. f4 Qb5 (The most stubborn) 20. Qc2 Rae8 21. Rac1 Nb6 22. e5 Nfd5 23. Bxe7 Rxe7 24. Qxc6 Qxc6 25. Rxc6 Nxf4 with White's unopposed queenside pawns a winning edge if he can avoid too many exchanges.

Apr-22-05  aw1988: <Karpova> How I would love to be 17!
Apr-22-05  TheSlid: <aw1988> Apologies from the group. If you would love to be 17, you must have forgotten what it was like. Maybe, maybe just one more try at at a bio...?

And btw I still liked the wolf.

Apr-22-05  aw1988: Why apologize?

Remembering 17 doesn't necessarily mean I still have the physical features of a 17-year-old. :)

Apr-22-05  TheSlid: <aw1988> hee, hee - who does these days? (except for the 17 year olds, that is...)

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