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Akiba Rubinstein vs Boris Nikolaev
3rd Russian National Tournament (1903), Kiev RUE, rd 7, Sep-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0



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May-17-10  zanza: Magistrale. Wonderful game.
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  jessicafischerqueen: From <Karpova>:

"1-0 Rubinstein played a very good game!"

Feb-09-13  Diglot: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 b6 <An uncommon move> 5.Bg5 Bb7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 Be7 8.Bb5+ c6 9.Bd3 Nbd7 10.Bf4 Nf8 <Maybe 10...Nh5 would have been a tad better> 11.O-O Ng6 12.Bg3 O-O 13.Ne5 Nd7 14.f4 Ndxe5 15.fxe5 Bc8 16.Qh5 Be6 17.Ne2 Qd7 18.h3 Bd8 <18...c5 or 18..f5 are both preferable> 19.Nf4 Be7 20.Rac1 c5 21.Rf3 c4 22.Bb1 Rae8 23.Rcf1 Bd8 24.Nxe6 Qxe6 <Capturing with the Pawn would have been better for Black> 25.Bf5 Qe7 26.h4 a5 <Better is 26...b5 to prevent 27.a4> 27.e4 <Even stronger would have been 27.a4! perhaps followed by 27...f6 28.exf6 Rxf6 29.Qg4 Qf7 30.h5 Nf8 31.Be5 and White has a very strong advantage> 27...Qb7 <Very bad move. 27...dxe4 was necessary,followed by 28.Bxe4 Qd7 and either 29.d5 Bc7 or 29.Bf2 a4> 28.Qg4 <Correct!> 28...dxe4 <Not a good move. 28...b5 or 28...a4 should have been played> 29.Bxe4 Qe7 30.Bd5 Nh8 <Necessary to protect the f7 square> 31.Bxc4 Qb4 <Black probably should have just gone with 31...b5 without moving the Queen to b4 first> 32.b3 b5 33.Be1 Qa3 <33...Qe7 would have been safer> 34.Bxb5 Re7 <Black could have also played 34...Rxe5 35.dxe5 Qc5+ 36.Kh1 Qxb5 37.e6 f6> 35.Bc4 Bb6 36.Kh1 Qxa2 <Better to play 36...Rd8 or 36...g6 than to take the Pawn> 37.e6 f6 38.d5 Bc5 <38.Bc7 would have been better> 39.Bc3 Ng6 40.h5 <The Knight is lost, so Black resigns. White could have also played 40.b4 Qa3 41.bxc5 Qxc5 42.h5> 1-0
Jun-11-13  indiandefense: 30) Bc6 seems much stronger. after all the exchanges on h4 white still has the exchange. If someone has a line to refute this LMK im sure akiba saw this but decided against it thinking there was a easier win.

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