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Akiba Rubinstein vs Emanuel Lasker
Living pieces exhibition (1924), Berlin GER, Oct-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Classical Variation (D69)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-29-12  Karpova: After 15.f4

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Donaldson & Minev: <'ECO' credits this move and the variation associated with it to Rubinstein. While Akiva was not the first to play it, and only used it twice to our knowledge, he was the first to understood the ideas behind it. White gains a kingside majority by trading on e5 and seeks to mobilize his pawns, often playing f5 to inhibit the development of Black's bishop while looking to play f6 to expose the enemy king.>

Source: Page 333 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.

Jul-23-12  Karpova: Played with living pieces in the Sporthalle where usually boxing matches took place. The Blüthner orchestra, lead by Pietro Mascagni, marked the beginning and the end of this exhibition.

Source: Page 300 of the 1924 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  TheFocus: An exhibition game played with living pieces in Berlin, Germany on October 19, 1924.
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  Stonehenge: Some photo's below. Did they play more of these games? The position from the third photo is clearly a different game.

Apr-21-18  ChessHigherCat: Wow, do you get to use the back room when you capture the queen or do you have to do it right there on stage?

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