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Carl Ahues vs Akiba Rubinstein
Scarborough (1930), Scarborough ENG, rd 5, Jun-27
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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Jul-09-06  Rama: With 21. Be3 ..., white threatens Rf3!. (Perfect symmetry.)

There follows a series of maneuvers that result in the diagonals opening up for white. The pseudo-exchange-sac 34. RxN! wins a piece after the recapture because of the double-attack on the B + mate-threat.

Rubinstein was not at his best this late in his career, although 1930 was a good year for him.

Dec-17-08  YoungEd: I also noted the near symmetry throughout the game, <Rama>. I think Black erred when he broke it with 30. ...Bxe5.
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  whiteshark: "The only occasion on which I saw that wonderful grandmaster <Akiva Rubinstein> play was at the 1930 Scarborough congress. The delusion he had had since before the First World War that his person was objectionable to his fellow man was becoming an obsession; after each move, no matter how little time he had left, he dived under the rope surrounding the master tournament and went and sat in a corner beneath a potted palm. <On this occasion he lost one game by exceeding the time limit> [vs. Ahues], which was always a danger." ...

- R.N. Coles in British Chess Magazine, 1980, p.336.

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