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Akiba Rubinstein vs Viacheslav Nikolaevich Kulomzin
3rd Russian National Tournament (1903), Kiev RUE, rd 11, Sep-??
Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights Variation (D32)  ·  1-0



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Oct-26-08  vraja: Black was already behind development and I wonder why he went for the a-pawn. A rudimentary tactic applied here by the great Akiba. Black could have provided sterner defense such as 18 ..., Qe6 or 18 ..., Nd7.

Either ways, his development is further impeded as keeps moving the same piece again. Also 18 ..., h6 is useless as Akiba can take Bxf6 and Qxh6.

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  jessicafischerqueen: From <Karpova>:

"Rubinstein's winning streak improved his score to 8/11 but now he had to face tough opposition."

Feb-23-13  Diglot: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bf4 <6.g3 is the normal continuation here> 6â€Ĥa6 7.dxc5 d4 <Black needs to develop with 7...Nf6> 8.Ne4 <8.Na4 is a much better spot for the Knight> 8...Bxc5 <Not that good. 8...Nf6 was needed. > 9.Nxc5 Qa5+ 10.Qd2 Qxc5 11.Rc1 Qb6 <11...Qd5 probably would have put the Queen a better square> 12.e3 <12.Ne5 and 12.Bd6 are also good moves here> 12...Nf6 <There is nothing wrong with taking the Pawn either> 13.Bd3 <13.Nxd4 is the best here> 13...0–0 14.Nxd4 Nxd4 15.exd4 Qe6+ <15...Re8+ a better way to put the King in check> 16.Be3 Qxa2 <Maybe not the wisest choice to take it, but not a definite mistake> 17.0–0 b5 <A mistake. 17...Re8 would have been more prudent> 18.Bg5 Bb7 <Another mistake which loses the Knight. 18...Qe6 or 18...Nd5 were needed> 19.Bxf6 gxf6 <This loses the game. Black needed to get the Queen back in play with 19...Qd5 or 19...Qe6> 20.Qh6 <Mate is unavoidable. For example, 20...f5 21.Bxf5 Rfc8 22.Rce1 Be4 23.Rxe4 f6 24.Qxh7+ Kf8 25.Qe7+ Kg8 26.Rg4+ Kf8 27.Qh8#> 1–0
Sep-05-18  jabinjikanza: Sharp play Mr akiba

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