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Member since Jan-14-13 · Last seen Feb-22-14
In an attempt to improve my chess ability, I am playing through all the games of Akiva Rubinstein and posting a brief commentary to each game page as I make my way through them.
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   Diglot has kibitzed 25 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-23-13 Rubinstein vs V N Kulomzin, 1903 (replies)
Diglot: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bf4 <6.g3 is the normal continuation here> 6…a6 7.dxc5 d4 <Black needs to develop with 7...Nf6> 8.Ne4 <8.Na4 is a much better spot for the Knight> 8...Bxc5 <Not that good. 8...Nf6 was needed. > 9.Nxc5 Qa5+ ...
   Feb-18-13 Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909 (replies)
Diglot: 40.a3! <This neat little move prevents …Rb4 and effectively puts Black in zugzwang. In a lot of the possible continuations here, White will win due to obtaining connected passed Pawns on the Kingside. Play could continue with: 40…a5 41.Rc5 (41.Ra6 also good) 41…Rb3 42.e6+ ...
   Feb-16-13 Rubinstein vs S F Lebedev, 1903 (replies)
Diglot: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 <4…Nd7 is more common> 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nf6 <6…Nd7 is more common> 7.Qe2 Nbd7 8.0–0 Bxe4 9.Bxe4 c6 10.Bd3 Bd6 11.c3 Qc7 12.Bd2 Nd5 13.g3 Ne7 14.c4 b6 15.Rad1 0–0 16.Ng5 h6 17.Ne4 e5 <A mistake. A Rook move was necessary> ...
   Feb-12-13 Yurevich vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
Diglot: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.b3 <3.e3 and 3.g3 are much more common here> 3...e6 4.Bb2 c5 5.e3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.0–0 Be7 8.Kh1 <8.d3 is the most played here> 8...Rc8 9.Nc3 0–0 10.Ne2 a6 11.Bxc6 Bxc6 12.Ng3 b5 13.Ne5 Bb7 14.Nh5 Nxh5 15.Qxh5 Bf6 16.Rf3 g6 17.Rg3 d4 18.Re1 ...
   Feb-10-13 Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 (replies)
Diglot: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.c4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.dxc5 <The main continuation here is 6.a3 a6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.b4 Ba7 9.Bb2 0-0 10.Qc2 Qe7> 6…Bxc5 7.a3 a6 8.b4 Bd6 9.Bb2 0-0 10.Qd2?! <10.cxd5, 10.Qc2, or even 10.Rc1 would be better here. This move costs White a tempo soon, though
   Feb-09-13 Rubinstein vs V Nikolaev, 1903 (replies)
Diglot: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 b6 <An uncommon move> 5.Bg5 Bb7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 Be7 8.Bb5+ c6 9.Bd3 Nbd7 10.Bf4 Nf8 <Maybe 10...Nh5 would have been a tad better> 11.O-O Ng6 12.Bg3 O-O 13.Ne5 Nd7 14.f4 Ndxe5 15.fxe5 Bc8 16.Qh5 Be6 17.Ne2 Qd7 18.h3 Bd8 <18...c5 or ...
   Feb-09-13 W Von Stamm vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
Diglot: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 e6 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.a3 cxd4 7.exd4 Be7 8.cxd5 <8.Bd3 or 8.c5 are perhaps better alternatives> 8...exd5 9.Bd3 O-O 10.O-O Bg4 11.Be2 Qb6 12.Ne5 <12.Re1 or 12.Be3 would have probably been better> 12...Bxe2 13.Nxe2 Bd6 14.Bf4 Rfe8 15.Nd7 Nxd7 16.Bxd6
   Feb-05-13 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903
Diglot: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0–0 Nf6 5.d4 Bxd4 6.Nxd4 Nxd4 7.Bg5 <The more popular option is 7.f4 > 7…h6 8.f4 <An interesting idea!> 8…d6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.c3 Be6 11.Bd3 <11.Ba6! bxa6 12.cxd4 is an interesting alternative for White> 11...Nc6 12.f5 Bd7 13.Na3 Qe7
   Feb-01-13 Chojnacki vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
Diglot: 1.d4 Nc6 2.c3 e5 3.dxe5 Nxe5 4.Qh5+ <4.f4 and 4.Nf3 are good alternatives> 4...Ng6 5.e5 d6 <A mistake. 5...Qe7 is the best choice> 6.Bd3 Be6 <Oops, this allows a neat little tactic from White. Better was 6...N8e7> 7.Bxg6+ hxg6 8.Qxh8 dxe5 9.Qh7 Qd3 10.Qh4 Rd8 11.Nd2
   Feb-01-13 N E Kalinsky vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
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 ...
   Feb-01-13 Rubinstein vs A Rabinovich, 1903
   Jan-30-13 Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 (replies)
   Jan-29-13 M Lowcki vs Rubinstein, 1903
   Jan-28-13 Rubinstein vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1903 (replies)
   Jan-28-13 S Izbinsky vs Rubinstein, 1903
   Jan-24-13 Rubinstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903
   Jan-24-13 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
   Jan-23-13 Rubinstein vs P P Benko, 1903
   Jan-22-13 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
   Jan-21-13 Chigorin vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
   Jan-20-13 Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1903 (replies)
   Jan-19-13 Rubinstein vs NN, 1902 (replies)
   Jan-19-13 Rubinstein vs G G Bartoszkiewicz, 1897 (replies)
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