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Fyodor Duz-Khotimirsky vs Akiba Rubinstein
RUS (1909), Vilna (Vilnius) RUE
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Rosenthal Variation (D21)  ·  1-0



Annotations by Alexander Alekhine.      [77 more games annotated by Alekhine]

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Jul-12-04  Whitehat1963: D-C cleverly outplays Rubinstein in an excellent QGD.
Jan-03-08  whiteshark: <24.Bxh6!> and white is easily winning.

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Apr-19-10  Pierulis: Hi all kibitzs
I like this game because is very nice QGA and burred by wrong commentery of mr.Alekhin and mr.Hopper :) I had analysed this game all the night:)
I also think it was a game with a many tactical possibility for both players . New we look a game and commentery :
Hoffer: This advance (e5) is forced. No is did not forced Qb8 is also playable . ? Alekhine: A mistake that costs the game. (19...Qc7) Alekhin gave here 19..Qd7 but 19..R:b4 is very interesting and after correct mouve Qc7 nothing is achieved ! On the fact this move (Qc7) dont lost a game ! The lost mouve is 23...Re8(?) I think 23...e4 !! is only mouve in this position extremely tricky ! After 23...e4 white Q is ataced! but white have atack and black must correctly defanded e.g. 24.Qh3 Be5! 25.Rc6 Rd8! 26.d6 Ne8! (mayby Kh8 is also good?)all black mouvs is very good and black survived !e.g... 27.Qg4 !? Kf8 ( after...h5 is only equal28.Ne7+ Kf8 29Q:h5 B:d630.Bg5!f6 31.Ng6+Kg8 32.Qh8+Kf733.Qh5 Kg8 etc=) 28.Q:e4 what else? N:d6 29.N:d6 B:d6 with idea B:h2+ 30.g3 only mouve B:g3...31.h:g3 Q:d2 32.R:a6 and after Re8 or g6 is absolutly egual game or 27.Rc8 ?!B:d628.N:h6 g:h629.Q:d7 R:d730.R:e8 Bf8!31.Be1 Rd1 32Ke1 f533.Ke2 Ra134.Re5 R:a2 35.Ke3 Ra3+!36.Ke2 Rb3 37.R:f5 B:b4 38.B:b4 R:b439.Rf6 a5 40.R:h6 a441.Ra6 Rb3! with probably technically winning position for black ! After 23...Re8
! Alekhine: White rightly plays for simplification, as a result of which he is left with a pawn extra - sufficient to win in an easy ending. If 24.Bxh6, then Black can, apparently, defend himself satisfactorily by 24...Qxd5. Absolutlly wrong :)
On the fack only wining mouve here is 24.B:h6 !! agree to whiteshark ,why ? Because after 24.N:h6+ we have 24..Kf8!! and if 25.Rc6 !not 25...Nxd5 26.Rd6! or 25...Qxd5 26.Rxf6!but very strong however alwayz !25...e4!! is an important detail here-,,intermezzo mouve,, :) and now ...26.Qf5 what else? Rd8!27.Q:d7 R:d7 and now 28.Nf5 R:d5 29.Rc8 Ne8 egual after g4 or Bf4
28Rc8+Ne830.Nf5 R:d5 some ....
We back to 24.B:h6!! only winnig mouve here
mr. Alekhin If 24.Bxh6, then Black can, apparently, defend himself satisfactorily by 24...Qxd5. -wrong :) After 24...Q:d5 we have
25.Qh3 !good mouve and black dont have a satisfactorily deffance here e.g 25...g6 26.Bg5 Qe6 27.Nh6+ Kf8 28.Rc7 and R:f7+ game is over :( or more stronger really explosif mouve 25.Ne7+!! R:e7 26.Rc8+Re8 27.R:e8 N:e8 28Q:d5 g:h6 and after simply Qa8 and Q:a6 and b5 and white is easily winning thx all
Nov-04-11  Grand Master Vaughan: 21...Nxd5 wins according to the computer as if 22 Bxh6 then 22..Nc3!
Nov-05-11  Grand Master Vaughan: Alehine's annotations for move 19 and 20 are erroneous as Rubinstein wins if he had played 21...Nxd5 Extensive analysis using Fritz 13 shows best play for both sides as 22 Bxh6 Nc3 23 Rxc3 Rxc3 24 Qg4 g6 25 Qh4 f6! 26 Qg4 Kf7 27 Bxf8 gxf5 28 Qg7+ Ke6 29 Qh6 Rc2 30 Bc5 Bxc5 31 bxc5 Qxc5 32 Qg7 Qc8 33 g4 Rc7 34 gxf5+ Kxf5 35 Qg3 Rc3 and Black is winning
Nov-05-11  Strongest Force: Is not 1909 the year AR won 5 tournaments in a row? Both of these late bloomers had great talent and DC should have been a GM.
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  SpaceRunner: Or maybe it is a draw!

1) +0.26 (26 ply)

20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.exd5 Bxd5 22.Qg4 f6 23.Rxc4 bxc4 24.Bc3 Re8 25.Nxd4 exd4 26.Rxd4 Qc6 27.a4 Re7 28.h3 Rd7 29.a5 Be6 30.Qf4 Bf7 31.Qd2 Rxd4 32.Qxd4 Qa4 33.f3 Qc2 34.Bd2 Qb1+ 35.Kf2 Qb3 36.g4 Be6 37.Kg3 Qd3 38.Qxd3

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