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J S Rubin vs Edward Winter
Casual (1974), London ENG
Zukertort Opening: Tennison Gambit (A06)  ·  0-1



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Aug-14-11  BobCrisp: <Winter> gave this game in an article on irregular openings, <Certain Irregularities>, (May 1976 <BCM>, pp.199-202).

<A couple of years ago in London I played the friendly game that follows. It is not good (even at twenty seconds a move), with blunders mixing freely with eccentricities, but it serves to illustrate an amusing point.

[after 11.a4] In order to play 12.Ra3 but 11.Ng1 Bg4 12.f3 might be better, although Black could reply 12...exf3)

A couple of months later I discovered that, contrary to what I had naively supposed, 1. Nf3 d5 2. e4 is not without a name, to put it mildly. According to the <Dictionnaire des Echecs> it can be called the Zukertort Gambit, the Tennyson Gambit, the Budapest Gambit (for White), the Lemberg Gambit, the Polish Gambit, the Lwow Gambit or the Abonyi Gambit!>

Aug-14-11  BobCrisp: A hypermodern masterpiece!
Oct-12-11  AnalyzeThis: What is the purpose of 10. Rf1? To commit self-mate?
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  profK: This is great stuff, seen at coffee shops and parks on Sunday afternoons in many cities.
Jul-21-14  RubinSteinitz: Seems that 10. R f1 was a typo. It should have been 10. O-O. If the move was actually intended to be 10. Rf1, then white deserves to lose. But seriously, the queen moves were not very subtle trappings!


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  whiteshark: <Winter's coming> reminds me off Systemsson's masterpiece...
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  tpstar: Hilarious game with a great finish. ;>D
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  OhioChessFan: <RS> it had to be 10. Rf1 else 13. Rxh1 isn't possible. Maybe because it's 4AM I don't have a sense of humor and just think this is putrid chess. The most generous I can be is if Rubin is a beginner, I might be a bit amused at Winter taking advantage of his poor play in that manner.
Aug-15-18  technical draw: If white wanted to castle on move 12 he should have touched to King first. If he touched the Rook he is forced to move it without castling. There is a rule to that affect.
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