chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Fred Dewhirst Yates vs Akiba Rubinstein
Semmering (1926), Semmering AUT, rd 13, Mar-24
Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Variation (B02)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 3 times; par: 164 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 19 more Yates/Rubinstein games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you missed a Game of the Day, you can review the last year of games at our Game of the Day Archive.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-19-05  valenti: Kmoch gives two question marks to Yates' fourth move (which makes sense, as the bold 4. e6! is recommended), but then Rubinstein makes a series of small errors in the endgame. To his credit or just sheer luck, it never actually slips from his grasp.
Mar-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Worthwhile this is one out of two games where Rubinstein played the Alekhine Defence.

The forerunning one is Yates vs Rubinstein, 1926

Mar-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <50...a4?> is throwing away the a-♙.

Instead <50...Kc6!!>


click for larger view

is securing ♙a5 due to mate-threat after 51.Rxa5?? Rb1+ 52.Kh2 Rdd1 etc.

Mar-31-08  mistreaver: This game is nice example of central blockade. On move 34 all white moves are tied to the defence of his loose pawns
Apr-07-12  Karpova: After playing brilliantly, Rubinstein loses the thread after move 40, e. g. missing 43...Rxg2 with mate to follow or the quicker win 45...Rb1. He reenters the game with 52...Rf1!! and an extremely precise rook endgame.

<whiteshark: Worthwhile this is one out of two games where Rubinstein played the Alekhine Defence.>

Semmering took place in March, Dresden in April.

Apr-07-12  paul1959: <valenti> Hort gives 4. e6 as leading to a clear Black advantage in my old ECO so Kmoch's comment is unfair and of course giving a ?? is ridiculous. That kind of chess literature is totally obsolete.

In all , Yates' 4. f4 is not that great ( small advantage to Black at best) and recommended is 4 Nxd5 (= per Hort in ECO).

Jul-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: 4 f4 had been introduced in this tournament in this game as well as by Nimzovich in his win against Alekhine (not sure which game was played first).

Obviously, there is nothing wrong with 4 f4; with either 5 d4 or 6 d4 the game would have transposed into one of the main lines of the Classical French. However, exchanging his light-squared bishop with 6 Bb5?! was an odd decision.

41 Rfc1 threatened 42 Nd5 with a mating attack and 41..Qxf4? would have been answered by 42 Ne2 and 43 Nxd4 and Black can't recapture because of the same mating attack starting with Qc7+; after Rubinstein's 41..Ka7! this threat was gone. 42 Ra1? was just a blunder.The quality of play between moves 42 and 50 is remarkably poor for both players.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
This game offers insight into the artistic fate of Rubinstein
from Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces by Karpova
Akiba Rubinstein's Best Games
by alip
Akiba Rubinstein's Rook Endings
by Nimzophile
Akiba Rubinstein's Rook Endings
by brucemubayiwa
Akiba Rubinstein's Rook Endings
by Knight Pawn
Semmering 1926
by suenteus po 147
Akiba Rubinstein's Best Games
by KingG
95_Neglected {RR} endgames
by whiteshark
endings
by gmlisowitz
sapientdust's favorite games
by sapientdust
Akiba Rubinstein's Best Games
by Okavango
This game offers insight into the artistic fate of Rubinstein
from Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces by yesthatwasasac
Rubinstein's Rook Endings
by kiadd
This game offers insight into the artistic fate of Rubinstein
from Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces by Okavango

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC