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Akiba Rubinstein vs George Alan Thomas
Hastings (1922), Hastings ENG, rd 10, Sep-21
King's Indian Defense: Pomar System (E72)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-13-04  Whitehat1963: Thomas survives a marathon game against one of the greatest of all endgame specialists.
Feb-13-04  ughaibu: According to the tournament book "the designation of every prize" depended on the outcome of this game (it was played in the last round), the lady mayor or whoever was going to be handing out the prizes was sent off for a walk twice while waiting for the game to finish. Rubinstein's Na7 followed by building up on the a-file is interesting, an idea made famous by Karpov against Unzicker(?) with Ba7 about 50 years later.
Feb-26-17  Marcelo Bruno: Couldn't Black win if he played 113. ... Nb1+ followed by, e.g., 114. ... Qxe4?
Feb-26-17  Retireborn: <Marcelo> No, because after 113...Nb1+ 114.Kc1 Qxe4 115.Qd7+ Kf6 116.Qf7+ Kg5 117.e7! and Black has to start giving checks just to draw.

Howevcer the straightforward 113...Qxe4 could have won; 114.Qd7+ Kf6 115.Qf7+ Ke5!! 116.e7 and now 116...Nc4+ will win.

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