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Georg Rotlewi vs Efim Bogoljubov
WTZGSz 10th anniversary tournament (1910), Warsaw RUE
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  1-0



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Oct-09-11  Karpova: C.N. 7284

This game won a brilliancy prize.


This is from the WTZGSz tournament in Warsaw, 1910.10.17 to 1910.11.05

Rotlewi and Rubinstein scored 13.5 points out of 15 and shared first place. Rotlewi declined the play-off for first place so Akiva won.

Source: Page 214 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006

Feb-07-16  TheFocus: This game won a Brilliancy Prize for Rotlewi.

See <American Chess Bulletin>, March 1912, pg. 61.

Feb-07-16  morfishine: Rotlewi's Immortal!

Seeing this game for the first time really made my day. Gotta love the way the White Queen worms her way into <e7> all to gain the check <22.Nf6+> which sets up the piece-winning tactic <23.Ng4>

Feb-07-16  TheFocus: Please disregard my post above. It is wrong. I will submit a request for deletion.
Feb-08-16  ughaibu: Serious fun!
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  offramp: Notes to this game in Der Momenṭ⁩ - ⁨דער מאמענט⁩, 18 November 1910⁩

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  offramp: I didn't mention that the notes were by Rubinstein, in Yiddish.
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  Honza Cervenka: 16...Nxb2 was a mistake (16...Ne5 was correct), which Georg Rotlewi exploited almost perfectly. 22.Nf6+ was an inaccuracy, which could help black to survive after 22...Kh8! The point is that after 22...Kh8 23.Ng4 Qc3 24.Bd2 black can play 24...Qg7! Instead of 22.Nf6+ white could play 22.Qf6! Nc4 (of course, 22...Qxe4 23.Bxb2 is not an option here) 23.Bxc4 Qxf6 24.Nxf6+ Kg7 25.Bxe6 +- etc.

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