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Leo Forgacs vs Akiba Rubinstein
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 14, Mar-05
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
May-17-05  dac1990: This is an interesting little game that shows what can come of a boring opening.
May-17-05  paladin at large: <dac1990> Thanks for pointing this one out. Excellent notes by Lasker, too.
Dec-02-05  daromott: subtle, patient, play exploits error... I just played a match in the French Exchange and drew...
Dec-02-05
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  tamar: [Event "St Petersburg"]
[Site "St Petersburg"]
[Date "1909.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Forgacs, Leo"]
[Black "Rubinstein, Akiba"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C01"]
[PlyCount "104"]
[EventDate "1909.??.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "20"]
[EventCountry "RUS"]
[Source "ChessBase"]

Notes by Walt Whitman

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. Bg5 Bg4 8. Nbd2 Nbd7 9. c3 c6 10. Qc2 Qc7 11. Rfe1 Rfe8 12. h3 Bh5 13. Rxe8+ Rxe8 14. Re1 Rxe1+ 15. Nxe1 Bg6 16. Bxg6 hxg6

A NOISELESS, patient spider,

17. Nef3 Nf8 18. Bxf6 gxf6

I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;

19. Qa4 a6 20. Nf1
Ne6 21. g3 f5

Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,

22. Kg2 f4

It launch’d forth filament,

23. g4 c5

filament,

24. Qe8+ Kg7 25. g5 cxd4 26. cxd4 Qe7 27.
Qc8 Nxg5 28. N1d2 Bb4

filament, out of itself;

29. h4 Ne4 30. Nf1 Nd6 31. Qg4 Qe4 32. h5 Nf5 33. hxg6 fxg6 34. a3 Bd6 35. N1d2 Qe2 36. Qg5 Ne3+

Ever unreeling them

37. Kg1 Qd1+ 38. Kh2 Nf1+

—ever tirelessly speeding them.

39. Nxf1 Qxf3 40. Kg1 Qh3 41. Qg2 Qxg2+ 42. Kxg2 Bc7 43. Nd2 Bb6 44. Nb3 Kf6 45. f3 g5 46. Kf2 Kf5 47. Kf1 g4 48. fxg4+ Kxg4 49. Nc5 Bxc5 50. dxc5 d4 51. b4 d3 52. a4 f3 0-1

Jun-23-06  sixfeetunder: White was worthily punished for playing the French Exchange (without an early c4).
Jul-14-07  Karpova: The white knight moving from f1 to d2 and back all the time is hilarious.
Jun-20-19  zydeco: <tamar> Very funny notes! Thanks!
Apr-28-22  Whitehat1963: Look at the board after black plays his 11th move. Perfect symmetry.

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