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N E Kalinsky vs Akiba Rubinstein
3rd Russian National Tournament (1903), Kiev RUE, rd 2, Sep-??
Center Game: Normal Variation (C22)  ·  0-1



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  jessicafischerqueen: From <Karpova>:

"0-1 A rather easy win for Rubinstein."

Apr-25-11  bolek88: 12.Nh3 and if 12... Bxh3 white has open line
Feb-01-13  Diglot: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qa4 Nf6 5.Bf4 Bc5 6.Nd2 0–0 7.f3 <7.Ngf3 or 7.Bb5 would be a better choice> 7...d5 8.0–0–0 Qe7 9.Bb5 Nd4 10.Nb3 Nxb3+ 11.Qxb3 dxe4 12.Ne2 <Bad move. White needed to keep this square free for the Bishop. Better would have been 12.Bc4 or 12.Bg5> 12...c6 13.Bd3 exd3 <13.Ba4 and 13.Bc4 are both responded to by 13...b5, and both are more desirable than 13.Bd3> 14.Qxd3 Nd5 <Correct! Not quite as good is 14...Re8> 15.Bd2 <Also playable is 15.Kb1> 15...Be6 <15...Rd8 may have been better> 16.a3 <Instead of this prophylactic move, perhaps 16.Nd4 would have fared better> 16...Rad8 17.Qe4 Nf6 <By no means a bad move but 17...Rfe8 is the best, with 17...f5 and 17...Bxa3 being for the more adventurous> 18.Qa4 b5 <Other equally viable moves are 18...Rfe8 and 18...Bb3 (to which both 19.Qxb3 and 19.cxb3 are answered with 19...Qxe2)> 19.Qa5 Bb6 <Instead of threatening the Queen again, Black should play 19...Nd5 or 19...Rfe8 > 20.Qc3 Bc4 <Why does Black keep overlooking the strong response ...Nd5> 21.Nf4 Nd5 <Finally!> 22.Nxd5 Bxd5 <The capture by the Rook seems more preferable> 23.Rhe1 Qf6 <Why exchange Queens here? The Queen would be better off on c7 or h4> 24.Qxf6 gxf6 25.Bc3 Rde8 26.Bxf6 Re6 27.Bc3 Rfe8 28.b4 Rxe1 29.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 30.Bxe1 f5 31.Bd2 Bc4 32.g4 Be2 33.gxf5 Bxf3 34.Bf4 Be4 35.f6 Kf7 36.Be5 Bd8 37.Bd4 a6 38.c3 Bxf6 39.Bxf6 Kxf6 <White cannot win this endgame> 0–1
Feb-01-13  JimNorCal: They could have put away the pieces and gone for dinner after about move 12...

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