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Josek Gottesdiener vs Akiba Rubinstein
Lodz (1917)
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  0-1



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Jul-15-07  Karpova: 20.Nf1 was necessary (i.e. 20.Nf1 f5 21.h3 Nf6 22.Ng3 Qg6 23.Nc5 Bc8 and black is still better).

After 20...Nxe3! Akiba achieves an endgame with R+2P+B versus 3 minor pieces with advantage for him.

After 40.Nc3 Rubinstein lets his opponent trap his rook but obtains three free pawns which are just too much for Gottesduner to handle.

50.Nxe4 dxe4 51.Bxe4 Bf5!

62.Nd4+ Kb2 63.Nxc2 Bxc2 (64.Kd4 Bd1!)

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  GrahamClayton: Position after 49...♔e5:

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Gottesduner sacrifices his bishop with 50. ♗xe4 in order to stop the Black pawn phalanx, but this leads to an endgame where the knight on an open board can't deal with an outside passed pawn supported by a bishop.

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