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Isaac Kashdan vs Akiba Rubinstein
"Rock the Kashdan" (game of the day Aug-07-2009)
Prague Olympiad (1931), Prague CSR, rd 19, Jul-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Rubinstein Variation (D61)  ·  0-1



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Nov-23-05  Karpova: Great game by Rubinstein!

14...Bf5 is a good reply while 19.Nh4 looks like a waste of time.

Oct-25-06  aw1988: But what to play instead? White on the 19th move looks in a precarious situation... perhaps 19. Nd2 but then Bd6 and Black seems to be
Jul-26-07  Karpova: According to Kmoch, Spielmann suggested 19.Bd1 with the idea to play Bb3

This looks indeed better than the actual move as the Bb3 will attack black's isolated d-pawn and free the rook from defending b2

Jul-26-07  RookFile: 14. Bc7 was a mistake. But if Kashdan played it, I think he should have finished what he started: 14. Bc7 Bf5 15. Bxd8 Bxc2 16. Bxe7 Rxe7 17. Ne5 and white should be able to steer this to a draw.
Apr-15-08  InspiredByMorphy: <RookFile> <14. Bc7 Bf5 15. Bxd8 Bxc2 16. Bxe7 Rxe7 17. Ne5 and white should be able to steer this to a draw.> Based off of what? Not to say your variation isn't better than what was played, but I don't know that it would lead to a draw.
Aug-07-09  goldenbear: I don't like 17.Ne5 in that line. Maybe 17.Kd2 with the idea of Bd3, White could squeak out a draw. I don't have a computer program so... take that for what it's worth.
Aug-07-09  whiteshark: It doesn't look like a Friday puzzle after <32.Bg4>, it's more like a Wednesday one.
Aug-07-09  kellmano: That is the great man in Karpova's avatar is it not? This game bears a slight resemblance to his immortal game in that it starts near symetrical then he wins with black in great style.

Good pun by the way.

Aug-07-09  laskereshevsky: <Rock the Kashdan>.....

To enjoy "The Clash"?!....:)

Aug-07-09  laskereshevsky: I immagine Kashdan after the game to saying:...

...Well..."Should I Stay or Should I Go?!,"...

Aug-07-09  SuperPatzer77: <Kellmano> Karpova's actual avatar is Akiba Rubinstein of Poland. We chess folks really love the style Akiba Rubinstein played with Black.

<Kellmano> By the way, I'm a Jose Capablanca fan though.


Aug-07-09  310metaltrader: i do not see the win
Aug-07-09  jurado96: go study harder then
Aug-07-09  WhiteRook48: 14...Bf5!!
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  kevin86: After the pieces fly,black will be a rook ahead...

Rock the cashbox? lol

Dec-09-09  tommer: The moves that most impressed me were the 13 and 14 of black, a combination that helped black moving from defence to control of the center.

Most difficult to predict for me were the 17 and 18 combination, as a beginner in chess (1/2 an year), these are the moves that I am trying to learn.

I would have never think myself about Rac8 followed by a6, the strong position as the white queen has no good places to go: a, b and c files are totally controlled by black so it seems.

I was thinking about 17..Bd6 or 17..Ne4 instead thinking about trying to force white to protect his bishop. I have a lot to learn.

Dec-09-09  Marmot PFL: 1931 Olympiad. Despite this game the US wins by a point over 2nd place Poland. Interesting that Reshevsky didn't play for either team (not until Stockholm 1937?)
Jun-30-12  Howard: This game was actually featured in a 1982 issue of Chess Life. Back then, the magazine ran a series of 50-year-anniversary articles.

Quite a combination by Rubinstein ! Unfortunately, his professional career was to end soon after this game.

Dec-29-12  brilor: Han Kmoch's comment after 34…Rd2 check is "K any .... RxB and wins"

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