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Akiba Rubinstein vs Edgar Colle
Rotterdam (1931), Rotterdam NED, rd 6
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E28)  ·  0-1



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Oct-12-09  eric the Baptist: Wow, pretty sweet to bust Rubinstein in an endgame. Colle must consider this one of his best wins.
Apr-28-12  Karpova: <eric the Baptist: Wow, pretty sweet to bust Rubinstein in an endgame. Colle must consider this one of his best wins.>


After 36...Qf6

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Slight advantage for White, then the crude blunder 37.Qf3?? throws it away all at once.

Donaldson & Minev: <Some sources indicate that White was in time-trouble.>

Source: Page 321 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.

Sep-28-16  nikromos: Why not 35 ... Nh2?
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  keypusher: <nikromos: Why not 35 ... Nh2?>

Good question. It's crushing. Probably Colle couldn't completely work it out in time pressure.

Another good question (with, it appears, the same answer -- time pressure) is why 35.Qf3 and 37.Qf3 -- Rubinstein made the same blunder twice. Colle caught it the second time.

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