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Akiba Rubinstein vs Georg Salwe
"Ruby Red" (game of the day Sep-20-2017)
Lodz (1904), Lodz RUE
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C25)  ·  0-1



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  profK: What a drubbing...the mighty Akiba in 19 moves, must be one of his quickest losses.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: First or second match vs. Salwe? A legend exists that after the first, Rubinstein took a chess board and set and some books and disappeared for a few months. Then he reappeared out of nowhere, challenged Salwe to a rematch, and poor Salwe found out the hard way that Akiba was no longer Rubinstein, he was *Rubinstein.* Neat story, if true.
Sep-20-17  john barleycorn: According to Kmoch in "Rubinstein gewinnt" there were 2 matches with Salwe *after* Rubinstein returned to Lodz from his hiatus.

The first one ended 5-5 and the second was won 5-3 by Rubinstein.

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  Richard Taylor: That story is in Hans Kmoch's book of Rubinstein's games. I loved that story as a teenager. But I couldn't understand the more subtle games by Rubinstein. Of course there is his famous combination.

But his games are worth studying. At one time he was up there with Capablanca and Lasker.

In my view he was the greatest player perhaps of all time. His life was tragic however. Jessica Fischer-King's videos include ones on Nezmedtidinov (can never spell such names) and Rossolimo and I believe she did a book of YouTube or a video about Rubinstein.

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  Richard Taylor: I always wonder what Rubinstein did in the intervening time...Study opening ideas, tactics, other master games. Meditate with the aid of the Torah (his family did not want him to play chess but to be a devout religious person)...It is a mystery. He must have studied somehow.
Sep-20-17  7he5haman: I would have gone with "Opening Salwe" for the pun.
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  kevin86: Both sides enter deep with queen, only black gets the king!
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  Gilmoy: <10..Qe7> does feel a bit like Traxler Line, where Black uses the stiff counterattack up e and at f2 to offset the implied sac of Rh8.

After White grubs the material, Black is down "only" an exchange + 2 pawns. Pawns are irrelevant when there's mate on the board (in fact, White's extra pawns are denying flight squares, haha), and an exchange is also no match for a looming 3-v-0.

A tempo can be worth more than a Rook! Ergo, a couple of tempi is worth much more than four points.

"Young" Rubinstein was only 24 in 1904, so maybe this <was> his first time playing <8.>Qg3 :) Later, he learns to bring all of his pieces out ...

Premium Chessgames Member <Opening Salwe> That's very good.
Sep-20-17  ColeTrane: have the shining on red rum more proof CG is tracking me
Sep-21-17  7he5haman: <Chessgames> Thanks! Don't you go stealing it now ;-) haha
Sep-21-17  cunctatorg: A hard but very instructive lesson...
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