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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Akiba Rubinstein
Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923), Ostrava CSR, rd 3, Jul-03
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  0-1



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  Gypsy: 40.Kxe1 Qh1+ 41.Kd2 Qxa1 ... and/or 40.Ke2 Re8+ 41.Kd2 Nf3+ ... are hopeless enough.

In this game, Rubi exchanged BxN on his own accord; without dures.

1st brilliance prize in the tournament.

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  tamar: 35...f5! is like an arrow shot from a longbow. The idle rook is coming into play.

36 Bxg5 doesn't work, but neither does 36 Bf2 Rb4 37 Nxc5 Nxc5 38 Bxc5 Rb2 and White must give up all his pieces to prevent mate.

Jul-19-07  Karpova: According to Kmoch 18.Nd2 was the only way to defend the pawn: 18.Ba3 Ncxe4 19.Bxe4 Nxe4 20.Rxe4 Bxe4 21.Bxd6 Qd8 22.Bxf8 Qxd1+ 23.Rxd1 Bxf3 24.Rd3 e4!
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  GrahamClayton: Rubinstein's strategy involved clearing lines for his pieces, eg

c-file by 13...c6, h-file by 18...h5, d-file by 25...d5, e-file by 29...e4 and the f-file by 35...f5.

Mar-25-12  Karpova: <Gypsy: 1st brilliance prize in the tournament.>

No, this game won: Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923

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  Gypsy: <Karpova> I should have noted the reference back then. (Memory erased clean.)
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  Honza Cervenka: 25.Nb2 allowing 25...d5! was a grave mistake. Instead of that for example 25.Rb1 would have given white a playable game. Rubinstein could have won the game faster playing 28...Qb7! with threats Qxb2 and Rxg4+, which cannot be prevented at once.
Jan-03-19  Nairaboi: White played dismally.He created dark square weaknesses in his camp which Rubinstein adeptly exploited to place his knights in preparation for a kingside attack which he began with f5!.
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