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Akiba Rubinstein vs Salomon Flohr
Rogaska Slatina (1929), Rogaska Slatina YUG, Oct-??
Dutch Defense: General (A80)  ·  1-0



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Feb-10-04  ughaibu: Catfriend: Flohr's a good one, I didn't realise he'd played with Rubinstein (not very successfully here) and I think he also drew a match with Botvinnik.
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  Honza Cervenka: 21...Bxg5 would have led to a very complex play, probably advantageous for black. For example 22.Bxe8 Ng4 23.d5 (it is necessary to shut a8-h1 diagonal) 23...h2+ 24.Kh1 Ne7 25.Bg6 Nxd5 26.Be4 (almost forced) 26...Nde3 27.Qd3 Nxf1 28.Rxf1 Bf6 etc.
Sep-12-05  Hemmeireoid5: Indeed it would be complicated. Have you looked at exd instead of h2+?
Sep-12-05  Hemmeireoid5: There is a queen sacrifice involved with a Nxe2 with a mating attack
Jul-25-07  Karpova: 11...Ng4! is a beautiful move:

12.Re1? Nxe3! 13.Rxe3 cxd4 14.Nxd4 Nxd4 and black did not only win a pawn but also threatens to place his Bishop on c5

12.Qe2 Na5 (<not 12...Nxe3? 13.d5! Nxf1 14.dxc6 Qxc6 15.Rxf1>) 13.Bc2 d5 (<not Kmoch's suggestion 13...Bxf3 14.Rxf3 Nxe3 15.Qxe3 cxd4 16.Nd5! (propably the move he overlooked) 16...Bc5 17.Qd3 exd5 18.cxd5>)

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  chancho: Rubinstein could look good (chessicwise) against anyone.
Jul-02-08  Lutwidge: I like this fantasy line of mine after 21. ...Bxg5:

22. Bxe8, Ng4
23. d5, exd5!
24. fxg5, h2+
25. Kh1, Rxf1+
26. Rxf1, Ne7
27. Rf8+, Ng8
28. Nf4, dxc4+
29. Ng2, Ne3
30. Qg6, Bxg2+
31. Kxh2, d5+
32. Kg1, Ng4
33. Qh5+, Nh6
34. Qxh6 mate!

Jul-02-08  Lutwidge: Oh, wait, 27. Bxg7 mates quickly. D'oh. :)
Aug-11-10  Resignation Trap: The two players at the start of this game:

Rubinstein had already been of of the best players in the world for about 20 years and the present-day Slovenian resort of Rogaska-Slatina (or Rohitsch-Sauerbrunn) was his last great tournament victory. The young Flohr was just getting started on the international scene. This game decided first prize from second.

May-04-17  Count von Twothree: In Honza Cervenka's line, instead of the prosaic 27...Nxf1, which seems a pity after the preceding fireworks, there is the extraordinary move 27...Qc6, when 28Ng3 is met by the even more extraordinary 28...Rxf4, winning.
Oct-22-17  Count von Twothree: In Karpova's line, 12 Qe2 Na5, White can still go with 13.d5, e.g. 13...Nxb3 14.Rae1 with the better game, so Black would have to reconcile himself to the line 12...Nxe3 13d5, which is OK.
Oct-22-17  Count von Twothree: The losing moment for Flohr was 22...h2+.
He could have gone 22...e5 with complex but seemingly levellish play, e.g. 23.d5 Qc8 24.Qxh3 exf4 25.Bxf6 Qxh3 26.Nxh3 Rxf6 27.Nhxf4 Ne5.
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  Retireborn: Anyone know the round number of this game?
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  MissScarlett: Donaldson & Minev's <Akiba Rubinstein: The Later Years> (ICE, 1995, 1e) give it as Rubinstein's second game from the event (described as his last great tournament victory), but the lack of round numbering and game dates suggests the sequencing may not be chronological. An impression reinforced by the circumstance that two games (vs Maroczy and Honlinger) are missing. It's possible the second edition has more information.
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  Retireborn: <MissScarlett> Many thanks! I've yet to acquire the second volume of Donaldson & Minev. I'll put round 2 for now.
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  Paint My Dragon: <Akiva Rubinstein: The Later Years>

The second edition (p.270) gives it as round 9.

All rounds are numbered, but the game moves from rounds 13 and 15 are missing (draws against Maroczy and Honlinger).

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  Retireborn: <Paint My Dragon> Many thanks to you.

Would not be surprised if the Maroczy game was an entirely colourless draw.

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