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Akiba Rubinstein vs Esteban Canal
Rogaska Slatina (1929), Rogaska Slatina YUG, rd 12, Oct-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack (D37)  ·  1-0



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Oct-01-05  BreakOnThru: 37.Qf6! forces an immediate exchange of Queens, because if Black replies with 37...Qxb4 38.Kg2! Qe7 (38...Qf8 39.Rh1 Qg7 40.Rdh3) 39.Rh1 Qxf6 40.gxf6 leads to mate after 41.Rdh3.

If black had played 38...Kf8?! instead of 38...Kh7 then 39.Kg4! Rc7 40.Rh1 Ke8 41.Rh8+ Kd7 42.Rdh3! Rxh8 43.Rxh8 and white is very close to winning.

I think the best defense after 37.Qf6 Qxf6 38.gxf6 would be 38...Rc7, although this would still lead to a good advantage to white. As after 39.Kg4 c5 40.Bxb7 Rxb7 41.bxc5, White has a very favorable Rook & Pawn endgame.

Jul-26-07  Karpova: <BreakOnThru: I think the best defense after 37.Qf6 Qxf6 38.gxf6 would be 38...Rc7, although this would still lead to a good advantage to white. As after 39.Kg4 c5 40.Bxb7 Rxb7 41.bxc5, White has a very favorable Rook & Pawn endgame.>

38...Rc7 39.b5 axb5 (<39...cxb5 40.Bxb7 Rxb7 41.axb5 axb5 42.Rh1 or 39....c5 40.dxc5 Rxd3+ 41.Bxd3>) 40.axb5 c5 41.dxc5 Rxd3+ 42.Bxd3 Rxc5 43.Bxg6 fxg6 44.Rd8+ Kf7

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