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Akiba Rubinstein vs Carl Ahues
Liege (1930), Liege BEL, rd 5, Aug-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  0-1

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Dec-26-09  KokeFischer: In this game, The Great Akiba received (and deserved) the usual punishment that he gave to the careless players.

Ahues demonstrated great technique.

Dec-26-09  sfm: 73.-,Qa1-h8, the only winning move and the longest final move in the history of chess.
Apr-22-12  Karpova: 25.f3? was a blunder costing a pawn. 25.g3 was very well possible when 25...Qxh3 can be met by 26.Qb7 and an equal position.
Mar-17-14  cramie10: Go home Akiba, you're drunk.
Jun-23-16  Smothered Mate: According to the Lomonosov tablebases:


After ​ 56. ... Rxa3 ​ (played), black is winning.

57. ... Re3 ​ just draws; Rb3,Rc3 were the only winning moves.

65. Ra8 ​ loses; Rb6,Rf6,Rg6,Rh6 were the drawing moves. ​


According to standard tablebases, black's
last 5 moves were all only-winning-moves.

Jun-23-16
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  AylerKupp: Top notch play by Ahues. Even though a pawn up, defeating Rubinstein in a R+P endgame is no easy task. And as <SmotheredMate> indicated, it required finding several only-moves-to-win in a row.

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